Practicing Earth Day Principles Every Day

It’s been 42 years since the first Earth Day celebrations, rallies across the country that brought some 20 million Americans together to celebrate the planet and raise awareness about preserving its resources. Today, organizers estimate that more than 1 billion people around the globe will celebrate Earth Day, which is this Sunday, April 22.

Earth Day 1970
Protesters at the first Earth Day, 1970. Photo courtesy of Earth Day Network.

Every day, Broadcom puts its commitment to be good stewards of the Earth into action.  Earlier this week, we told you about Broadcom’s energy-efficient design processes. The company is equally committed to sustainable business practices.

Broadcom participates in the Carbon Disclosure Project, an independent not-for-profit organization that holds the largest database of corporate climate change information in the world. It also has policies and principles in place for environmental management systems, preferred procurement and waste reduction, and for removing or reducing lead (Pb) and other potentially hazardous materials from all of our products.

A Greener Broadcom

Here are just a few ways Broadcom and its employees keep the Earth Day mission alive every day of the year.

  • Broadcom minimizes energy consumption by purchasing ENERGY STAR compliant equipment.
  • Broadcom uses motion detection lighting and reclaimed water for irrigation.
  • More than 70 percent of waste from the company headquarters—including materials like paper, bottles and cans—is recycled offsite prior to final disposal.
  • The company has eliminated the use of nearly 1 million Styrofoam cups annually by using paper beverage and soup cups throughout its North America campuses.
  • Employees reduce transportation-related emissions by using on-site amenities such as cafés, fitness facilities, dry cleaning and car detailing at its facilities.

Coming Tomorrow: Photos from Broadcom’s Earth Day celebrations.

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