Jabil Waste Reduction Initiatives Save Money, Space and the Environment
In 2008, Jabil strengthened its commitment to the environment by implementing a global environmental management system. Today it is one of the largest certified systems of its kind in the electronics manufacturing industry, enabling a long-term carbon emissions and energy effort. In its first two years, Jabil achieved a more than 10 percent global reduction based on intensity factor.
Jabil’s plant employees around the globe have embraced the Do Your 2 program and invented new ways to conserve in both major systems and everyday operations, helping Jabil to reduce costs and emissions. For example, in Jabil’s Memphis Aftermarket Services Plant, the Fill it up with air project replaces bulky Styrofoam with inflatable air cushions as set-top box shipping packaging. The Fill it up with Air project, now implemented in other Jabil locations around the globe, significantly reduces shipping costs for customers, takes up less room on the plant floor and reduces impact on the environment.
A Jabil team in St. Petersburg implemented a solid waste reduction program to reduce bulky packing foam used to protect shipments of products and components. By making the foam smaller, it is easier to handle, store, and recycle. The successful project, implemented at other sites around the globe, reduced solid waste volume by 77% at the St. Petersburg location.
Jabil’s strategy for minimizing the impact of its operations and preserving natural resources is focused on reducing waste, energy consumption and our carbon emissions. Jabil’s waste reduction initiatives are good for the environment, community and business.