Our commitment to the environment is evidenced by our ISO14001 certification. Since we firmly believe that sustainable development can be secured only if we safeguard our valuable resources, we deal only with suppliers which have similar environmental goals and are also accredited to the ISO14001 standard.
We take the scarcity of natural resources very seriously and consider the conservation of raw materials, such as metals, to be a top priority.
Dialog is continually identifying potential methods to improve existing technologies and substitute alternatives, such as copper, for precious metals without sacrificing quality and performance. We have also implemented a rigorous recycling of precious metals, such as gold and silver, from our waste and damaged product. We have increased the quantity of recovered gold by 300% and recovered silver by 200% since 2008.
In addition, we are actively reducing the quantity of hazardous substances used in our labs.
Dialog is working to systematically reduce CO2 emissions to minimise the company’s carbon footprint. The Carbon Disclosure Project recognised Dialog Semiconductor as one of the 10 successful companies achieving the “Scope-2-Indirect CO2 Emission Reduction” with a reduction of 26.3% in 2010, when compared to 2009.
Dialog only uses packing material qualified as “Green Packing”, implementing a “none wood packing” delivery policy in 2011. We believe that re-using and recycling packing material and waste (inclusive PET and glass bottles used in our working areas) can contribute to the effectiveness of our resource management and sustainability. Our five design–locations currently recycle 91% of packing and waste.