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Implementing Environmental Best Practices

We are actively reducing our environmental footprint through waste management, energy management, and green building.

Our Environmental Efforts 

Our vision of a better tomorrow includes a healthy and vibrant environment. Synopsys’ largest environmental impact stems from the operation of our facilities. To achieve the greatest possible reduction of these impacts, we have implemented environmental best practices at our headquarters facilities and, increasingly, at our facilities around the world. We are actively reducing our environmental footprint through:

  • Waste management
  • Energy management
  • Green building

A Leader In All We Do

As a global citizen, we seek continuous improvement of our efforts to implement environmental best practices at Synopsys’ facilities. While proud of our accomplishments to date, particularly in the areas of waste management, energy management, and green building, Synopsys will continue to expand and adopt the best environmental practices around the world. We are proud to be a leader in all that we do, whether it's providing products and services that enable Smart, Secure Everything in the global electronics market or delivering on our global citizenship responsibilities.

Waste Management

Our commitment to implementing waste reduction strategies at headquarters has resulted in waste reduction and cost savings. Through employee education, including reuse/recycle and compost programs, currently 50% of our waste is kept out of landfills.

We have implemented a waste management program for durable goods (including electronic equipment, appliances, and furniture) that keeps 82% of these items out of landfills.

Synopsys has also modified its End User License and Management Agreement, defaulting to electronic delivery of our products (except in cases where prohibited by law). Electronic distribution eliminates the use of physical CDs, DVDs, USB thumb drives, printed guides, boxes, plastic wrapping, and other shipping materials. By using less paper for guides, we're also using fewer factory inks and coatings, and we're reducing air and water pollution.

In countries like Japan and Israel, where our customers require physical shipments for tax and accounting reasons, we have worked with vendors to:

  • Print only with environmentally-friendly inks on environmentally-friendly paper
  • Reduce or eliminate dyes from packaging
  • Eliminate printed inserts from CDs and DVDs
  • Transmit files via reusable USB sticks as much as possible

Energy Management: Maximizing Efficiency

Synopsys is committed to energy-efficient operations, which is why we focus on energy-efficient offices and data centers, analytics to better manage our energy consumption, and demand response.

  • Energy-efficient buildings: According to the EPA, our headquarters buildings are in the top 20% of U.S. office buildings for energy performance 
  • Data centers: We closely monitor and manage energy use at our data centers
  • Proactive equipment maintenance: We practice preventative maintenance of equipment rather than failure-based repair, and we regularly fine-tune our equipment to ensure peak performance
  • Vigilant energy monitoring: We use sophisticated energy analytics as part of an ongoing commission program that delivers continuous improvement in energy performance
  • Participation in demand response: We reduce our facilities’ energy use during peak demand time to alleviate the strain on California’s power supply

Green Building: LEED-Certified Buildings

LEED-certified buildings help reduce carbon emissions, improve energy efficiency, and improve indoor environmental quality. The different levels of certification – certified, silver, gold, and platinum – acknowledge the degree of achievement of building strategies and practices.

LEED Platinum facilities:

  • Bangalore, India
  • Hyderabad, India

LEED Gold facilities:

  • Mountain View, California 
  • Sunnyvale, California
  • Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo

LEED-certified facility:

  • Seongnam, Korea
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