To reduce the company’s carbon footprint, we have significantly increased energy efficiencies in the operation of our globally competitive 24/7 fabrication facilities. We have achieved substantial reductions in overall energy usage without sacrificing production and this has translated into millions of dollars of utility savings. We are committed to improving air and water quality and we are dedicated to reducing our electricity, water usage and waste water. In Israel, at our company headquarters, we recycle 60% of the ultra pure water which would equal the water consumption of 3200 people per year. We also concentrate the brine disposal and have reduced it by 50%.
In our Newport Beach, California manufacturing facility, we have completed projects that have improved the performance and energy efficiency of air, water, and production equipment systems, reducing consumption of water, compressed air and electricity throughout the plant. We have already reduced our electricity consumption in the last 5 years which has netted a savings of over 23 million Kilowatt hours (kWh). This is equivalent to powering over 2,000 households for a year or the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 3025 vehicles on the road.
Additional efforts for energy savings include installation of a recycled high-tech water purification system and retrofitting of special air handlers, which are a necessity in the semiconductor manufacturing process.
Environmental Permits and Reporting — All required environmental permits and registrations are obtained, maintained and kept current and their operational and reporting requirements are followed.
Pollution Prevention and Resource Reduction — Waste of all types, including water and energy, are reduced or eliminated at the source or by practices.
Hazardous Substances — Chemical and other materials posing a hazard if released to the environment are identified and managed to ensure their safe handling, movement, storage, recycling or reuse and disposal.
Wastewater and Solid Waste — Wastewater and solid waste generated from operations, industrial processes and sanitation facilities are monitored, controlled and treated as required prior to discharge or disposal.
Air Emissions — Air emissions of volatile organic chemicals, aerosols, corrosives, particulates, ozone depleting chemicals and combustion by- products generated from operations are characterized, monitored, controlled and treated as required prior to discharge.
Product Content Restrictions — Tower adhere to all applicable laws and regulations regarding prohibition or restriction of specific substances including labeling laws and regulations for recycling and disposal.