Seagate’s ESG Progress: Pioneering Sustainable Tech Solutions

Seagate announced that it has achieved over 50% of its 2023 goal to power its global footprint network with 100% renewable energy and extended the lifespan of over one million mechanical hard drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs) through its refurbishment program during its 2022 fiscal year (July 2021 to June 2022).

In a recently published comprehensive report, Seagate detailed its progress in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters, outlining annual advancements towards its corporate objectives: powering its global footprint with 100% renewable energy by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2040. CEO Dave Mosley stated, “At Seagate, we have always believed in data’s potential, which is why we are driven to help the world store and protect it. To be successful, however, we must lead the way in addressing the numerous environmental, social, and governance impacts and challenges our industry presents.

Currently, four of Seagate’s seven global manufacturing facilities have entirely transitioned to renewable energy through procurement contracts and solar system installations, accounting for over half of the company’s total energy consumption. As a founding member of the Circular Driven Initiative (CDI), Seagate collaborates with partners in digital storage, sustainability, and blockchain to enable the secure reuse of storage hardware, thereby reducing electronic waste.

In the 2022 fiscal year, Seagate prevented over 540 metric tons of electronic waste from entering landfills by refurbishing and redeploying drives, extending the lifespan of 1.16 million HDDs and SSDs. Furthermore, Seagate introduced the “Ultra Touch” series of consumer-grade mobile hard drives, made from 30% post-consumer recycled materials and featuring 100% recyclable packaging.