Teradyne is committed to responsibly managing activities affecting the environment.
Minimizing our environmental impact
- Comply with environmental regulations and standards
- Support pollution prevention and minimization programs
- Use materials and energy efficiently to conserve natural resources
- Minimize emissions that contribute to climate change
Teradyne complies with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries in which we do business.
Teradyne continually assesses the environmental impact of our operations. We focus on reducing consumption of electricity, gas and water; decreasing our greenhouse gas emissions; and exploring sustainable energy opportunities.
SEMI Semiconductor Climate Consortium
As a Leadership Level Member of the SEMI Semiconductor Climate Consortium, Teradyne fully supports their efforts to speed the semiconductor ecosystem’s response to the challenge of climate change by facilitating the industry’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Member companies, with their accumulated knowledge and innovative technology, working collaboratively will accelerate solutions to address industry climate challenges that no one company alone can solve.
ISO 14001 Certification
Teradyne’s Environmental and Safety Management System (ESMS) has expanded over the years, enabling us to achieve ISO 14001 certification. ISO 14001 is the international standard for designing and implementing an effective environmental management system. It provides guidelines that organizations can follow, rather than establishing environmental performance requirements.
We are ISO 14001 certified at our U.S. headquarters in North Reading, Massachusetts, as well as our facilities in Heredia, Costa Rica, Kumamoto, Japan and Cebu, Philippines. Our ISO 14001 certification serves as the framework for our sustainability initiatives in other locations as well.
Teradyne considers the environment in every stage of our products’ lifecycles – from inception to end-of-life. With every new product and upgrade, our engineers look for ways to be more efficient and lower energy consumption, resulting in reduced environmental impact. Teradyne has a product stewardship program to ensure end-of-life management for our products. We require our customers to comply with applicable laws for end-of-life management of Teradyne systems and/or contact Teradyne for assistance. Additionally, Teradyne is a member of a number of individual country consortiums that manage products at end-of-life under the EU WEEE Directive.
Working with Our Suppliers
Teradyne realizes that we need to partner with our suppliers to ensure adequate environmental protection. As part of this partnership, we engage with suppliers to improve environmental performance and have green procurement initiatives in place. Teradyne also requires all suppliers to adhere to the Responsible Business Alliance Code of Conduct. The RBA Code of Conduct has stringent environmental requirements including: resource reduction, hazardous substances use and disposal, waste, air emissions, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.