Sustainability: Environmental Impact Overview

Empowering a sustainable, connected, and safer world.

Our Environmental Impact and Reduction Target

Littelfuse is committed to responsibly conducting its manufacturing and distribution operations to protect our employees, communities, and the environment. We have established an intensity target to reduce our Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 38% by 2035, in line with the Paris Agreement to keep global temperatures below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

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Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency plays a pivotal role in our business strategy as we strive to offer essential technologies for the market. From smart meters, wind turbines, solar panels and energy storage systems to the electrification of transportation applications and energy efficient industrial motor drives, our focus lies in creating innovative products that cater to the growing need for renewable energy solutions.

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Water Use

We are committed to the responsible utilization of our natural resources and have introduced Lean projects in our facilities to effectively manage water usage. While our business is not uniformly water intensive, we have evaluated our sites to determine which locations are in water-stressed areas and prioritized our action plans and investments where we can make the greatest impact. For example, we have prioritized focus on our semiconductor facilities that use more water than our comparably sized electronics assembly facilities.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

To support our GHG emission reduction target, we coordinate with each location to review and analyze their GHG emissions data, then develop targets and plans to decrease emissions. We prioritize energy reduction, increased use of renewable energy, and better management of chemical processes at our manufacturing locations as key elements in meeting our GHG reduction target to reduce our Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions 38% by 2035.

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Waste & Hazardous Materials Management

We prioritize the reduction and elimination of waste throughout our business and production processes to ensure compliance with regulations, protect our employees and the environment, and further strengthen our reputation. Hazardous waste is a byproduct of our manufacturing processes, which includes chemicals, solvents, and heavy metals. Our teams are continuously exploring and implementing creative, effective solutions to minimize the use of these materials, while maintaining the highest levels of product quality and safety. We strive to reduce our overall waste generated and conserve raw materials and resources used in our production process and to ensure the safe handling, transportation, and disposal of hazardous waste.

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Product Development & Innovation

We are a global, trusted partner delivering a diversified product portfolio of leading technologies to more than 100,000 end customers. As electrical systems become increasingly complex, we continue to prioritize new product development and commercialization to help meet the latest design and performance specifications. We have also significantly expanded our product offerings through acquisitions. Our broad range of reliable solutions are critical for applications that help enable a sustainable, connected, and safer world.

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