At Mycronic, we're dedicated to integrating sustainability into all parts of our operations and business. Our sustainability initiatives focus on the areas where Mycronic can make the greatest difference. This way, we can contribute to the transition to a more sustainable electronics sector and future-proof our business. Efforts began during 2020 to establish a clearer sustainability strategy, with long-term Group-wide sustainability goals.
Global consumption of electrical and electronic equipment is on the rise. When these products enter an end-of-life state, a large amount of the equipment becomes trash. E-waste, as it is called, is the world’s fastest growing waste stream due to not just higher consumption, but short life cycles and few options for repair. Meeting the rising demand for electronic products while ensuring the reduction of the products’ ecological footprint is one of the electronic industry’s biggest challenges.
Electronics hold the potential to support societies in becoming more sustainable and advanced. At the same time, their production and usage involve a range of environmental and social challenges that must be addressed. Mycronic’s firm intention is to contribute to a clean, responsible and profitable electronics industry.
For years, the electronics industry has gotten something of a “green pass” on the topic of sustainability. Digital transformation, new electronic devices and services were praised as the path to efficient, eco-friendly work patterns, particularly during the pandemic. This is now changing, Mycronic experts say.