Our Responsibility to the Environment
Cirrus Logic showcases its commitment to environmental responsibility through a wide variety of programs focused on improving the well-being of our communities and the health of the planet. From working with our supply chain partners, to empowering employees to reduce our carbon footprint, to philanthropy and engagement with our non-profit organizations, Cirrus Logic believes that focusing on the environment is more than just good for business - it's the right thing to do and is a part of our everyday mission.
Green Work Environment
Focusing on the environment means making conscientious decisions about our everyday workplace practices. Our global employees can contribute to green initiatives in their daily work lives through large-impact programs, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and smaller initiatives to reduce plastic waste.
Transportation - reduce our carbon footprint through programs to lower the impact of our global greenhouse gas emissions, including free employee shuttles for workday commuting and 100% financial reimbursement for using public transportation
Extensive Recycling Program - separate waste streams for food/composting, dry recyclables (plastic/cardboard/glass), electronic waste, batteries
Plastic Reduction Program - work to institute plastic alternatives to reduce waste in the office
Electric Car Charging Points - available at most Cirrus Logic sites in the US and UK
All LED Lighting - utilize LED lighting that dims/switches off after a short period of inactivity
Automated HVAC Operations - systems are scheduled to switch off overnight and on weekends
Making an Impact
As part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives, Cirrus Logic has adopted the United Nations Sustainability Goals. Through volunteerism and philanthropic giving, Cirrus Logic is actively involved in a wide range of organizations in our major locations in the US and UK directed at strengthening global communities through improvements in economic vitality, health and education.
Partnerships, Certifications and Recognition
Cirrus Logic’s design center located in Edinburgh has achieved an A Rating with the BREEAM certification process. BREEAM is the world's leading sustainability assessment method for master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It recognizes and reflects the value in higher-performing assets across the built environment lifecycle, from new construction to in-use and refurbishment.
In 2019 Cirrus Logic was named to the inaugural Texan by Nature 20 recognizing the top 20 companies from across the state for their advances in conservation and sustainability. Cirrus Logic was named to this list again in 2020. A catalyst for thought leadership, innovative partnerships and community-led solutions, Texan by Nature has been working with the Texas business community to implement Texas-led conservation practices, partnerships and resources.
The Sony Green Partner Certificate program certifies suppliers who cooperate in the production of environmentally sensitive products. This was established with the aim of encouraging suppliers to introduce Green Partner environmental management systems.
Cirrus Logic was named to the 2019 Best Workplaces for Commuters list, published by the Center for Urban Transportation Research, which recognizes US companies who meet their national standards of excellence for offering exceptional employee commuter benefits. In Austin, on any typical workday around 20 percent of Cirrus Logic employees commute through some form of alternative transportation – a significant impact to reducing our carbon footprint and contributing to a reduction in traffic congestion.