Sustainability: Environmental Impact Overview

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Our Environmental Impact & 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

We focus on continuous improvement of our energy efficiency across our manufacturing sites as energy use is one of the largest contributors to our overall GHG emissions. Energy efficiency also plays a pivotal role in our business strategy as we strive to offer essential technologies that support smart meters, solar panels, and energy storage systems in the market.

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Water Use

We strive to use our natural resources responsibly and have implemented Lean projects in our facilities to help optimize our 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 established annual water reduction targets for those sites where we can make the greatest impact.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

To support our long-term GHG emission reduction target, we have implemented short-term, annual targets for our manufacturing locations and partner together to develop action plans to acheive these annual goals. 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. We prioritize new product development to help meet our customers’ design and performance specifications. We have also significantly expanded our product offerings through acquisitions. Our customer-driven innovation, engineering expertise, and application knowledge are empowering a more sustainable, connected, and safer world.

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