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Doing our Part to Address Climate Change

By Rebecca O'Neill, Global Head of ESG, Marvell

Today is Zero Emissions Day, which was started to raise awareness of the need to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Here at Marvell, we recognize that climate change represents an unprecedented challenge to our planet, society and economy. That’s why we are enhancing our climate strategy by setting a Science-Based Target (SBT) and putting ourselves on a path to net zero carbon emissions. Our SBT will be aligned with a 1.5°C climate scenario, supporting the goals of the Paris Agreement which is aimed at reducing the worst of climate change.

Our new ESG Report provides a snapshot of our company’s greenhouse gas emissions:

For readers who might not be familiar, here’s a primer on the Scopes:

  • Scope 1 emissions are direct greenhouse (GHG) emissions that occur from sources that are controlled or owned by an organization (e.g., emissions associated with fuel combustion in boilers, furnaces, vehicles).
  • Scope 2 emissions are indirect GHG emissions associated with the purchase of electricity, steam, heat, or cooling. Although scope 2 emissions physically occur at the facility where they are generated, they are accounted for in an organization’s GHG inventory because they are a result of the organization’s energy use.
  • Scope 3 emissions are the result of activities from assets not owned or controlled by the reporting organization, but that the organization indirectly impacts in its value chain. Scope 3 emissions include all sources not within an organization’s scope 1 and 2 boundary.  

Our Scopes 1 and 2 emissions arise mostly from electricity usage and heating and cooling in our facilities — everything from the lights in our offices to the air conditioning in our labs. We have been working to increase energy efficiency in those facilities under our direct control through “smart” systems, such as a computerized lighting control system that uses less electricity than conventional systems and networked HVAC systems that maximize energy savings.

We’re working on increasing the use of renewable energy. Our Santa Clara, California, campus is partially powered by an on-site solar energy generation system. In addition, we deployed third-party data centers operated by Switch, one of the leading data center colocation providers that runs all its facilities on 100% renewable energy.

As most of our carbon impacts are upstream and downstream of our direct operations (Scope 3), we actively engage with suppliers, customers and business partners to reduce GHG emissions in our supply chain and to minimize product power requirements.

We’re committed to doing our part to address climate change and reduce scopes 1, 2 and 3 emissions. We will continue to share progress we make in this area as we move forward.

More information can be found in our recently published 2022 ESG report.

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