All ST's Front-End Manufacturing Sites Achieve ISO 50001 Energy-Management
GENEVA, Sept. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a
global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of
electronics applications, has announced that all six of its front-end^1
manufacturing sites have achieved certification to the latest, most stringent
ISO 50001^2 energy-management standard.
The certification process involved developing tools to systematically measure
the energy consumption of each piece of equipment, including buildings, and
chiller and compressed dry-air equipment, and to analyze the sites' overall
energy usage. A common platform, which includes a documentation database,
reporting tools and processes, has been developed and shared internally to
establish and promote best practices. ST estimates that the certification
process will contribute to saving 14 GWh of energy and US$ 2m in the 2013-2014
ST's Agrate site in Italy was the first to achieve the ISO 50001
certification, followed quickly by Catania in Italy and ST's other front-end
sites in France (Crolles, Rousset, Tours) and Singapore (Ang Mo Kio). Each
manufacturing site is committed to implementing energy-performance indicators
to both monitor and optimize its consumption of electricity and natural gas
and explore all opportunities to minimize the amount of energy used, reducing
greenhouse gas emissions.
"Environmental performance and energy management are rooted in ST's culture
and have been a priority since the creation of the Company. We had started to
upgrade our energy-management systems in anticipation of ISO 50001 before the
standard was finalized. Today, our products and technologies are recognized as
enabling low energy consumption for the end user. It is completely
complementary now for our manufacturing sites producing those products to be
certified; an acknowledgement of the substantial work undertaken at sites for
better energy consumption and management," said Edwin Dobson, Director
Facilities, Front-End Manufacturing and Technologies, STMicroelectronics.
ST is a global leader in the semiconductor market serving customers across the
spectrum of sense and power and automotive products and embedded processing
solutions. From energy management and savings to trust and data security, from
healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and
office, at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a
positive and innovative contribution to people's life. By getting more from
technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.
In 2012, the Company's net revenues were $8.49 billion. Further information on
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^1 "Front-end" sites are where the silicon wafers are processed to define the
final "silicon chips." The subsequent packaging and testing operations take
place at "back-end" sites.
^2 ISO 50001 is the first global Environmental Management Standard (EMS)
designed to help organizations reduce their energy costs and contribute to
climate change mitigation by thoroughly integrating energy management into
their business strategies. Superseding previous national and regional
standards, ISO 50001, introduced in June 2011, is based on the four-step cycle
(plan-do-check-act) to implement change and continuous improvement that is the
basis of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and other well-established management standards.
ST Front-End Fabs Get ISO 50001 Certification :
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