Protecting the environment is an integral part of our business at Soitec. The very purpose of our leading product — SOI — is to reduce the electrical consumption of integrated circuits by an average of 30% at constant performance levels. A growing number of electronics manufacturers are today turning to “Green SOI” to boost their products’ energy efficiency. Another pillar of our business is solar energy. Because it has the capacity to generate photovoltaic energy at very competitive rates, our Concentrix™ technology has a promising future.
In 2012, Soitec conducted its first carbon balance, covering all production sites and offices.
The environment is also a key concern when it comes to our manufacturing activities. We have always been proactive in complying with — and outperforming — environmental standards and regulations. We obtained our first ISO 14001 certification in 2001. This certification is now unique in that it covers multiple sites, enabling us to ensure consistent rollout of our environmental strategy worldwide.