Jabil Circuit - Electronic Manufacturing & Electronics Engineering

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Everyone should be treated fairly, with dignity and respect. With employees in more than 25 countries, we value the great diversity of our employees and the variety of experiences, talents and cultures they bring to Jabil. Our programs and policies are aimed at providing employees a positive work environment, free of discrimination, and with opportunities for both personal and professional development.

Jabil Cares - Environment

Offering a Safe and Healthy Employee Work Environment

Jabil is committed to conducting its operations in an environmentally responsible manner. We are diligent in ensuring strict compliance by our plants to local laws and regulations and global standards. Our environmental initiatives are aimed at improving our impact on the environment, protecting our employees, and supporting communities. Our goal is to integrate green technology practices through education, opportunity, and innovation.

In 2008, Jabil strengthened its commitment to the environment by implementing a global environmental management system – Global 14001. Today it is one of the largest certified systems of its kind in the electronics manufacturing industry and continues to grow, enabling a long-term carbon emissions and green energy effort. As a result, we have seen improvements in our carbon and energy usage.

During CY2013 we are committed to achieving a 5 percent global reduction in carbon emissions and energy consumption.

Jabil's strategy for minimizing the impact of its operations and increasing sustainability is focused on:

  • Carbon and Energy Management
  • Waste Reduction
  • Chemical Safety and Management
  • Water Management
  • Global 14001 Environmental Management System

 

Guadalajara Acts As Agent of Change

HR Generalist Santiago Chávez knows that being an agent of change can be good both for the environment and business. Two years ago, while waiting to get his morning cup of coffee, he noticed the large amount of disposable products used in the cafeteria.

Not keen on letting opportunities pass, Santiago set up a team to cut back on the number of disposable items being trashed, reducing consumption by 37 percent. Instead of Styrofoam products, the cafeteria now serves food on reusable items, hot beverages in coffee mugs, and desserts on glass serving dishes.

"The team's main reward is helping the environment. A simple and small action can significantly reduce the use of items that can take up to several hundred years to decompose," said Santiago.

Added benefits also include less garbage heading to the landfill and savings of more than $10,000 each month. Santiago is now on the hunt for the next opportunity, and cup of coffee.

St. Petersburg Melts Down Disposal Fees

Mike Zervos knew there was something amiss when dumpsters being emptied were full but weighing half what they should. The Facilities Manager and his team quickly discovered the culprit: bulky, but light, foam used in the many packages arriving every day at the site. It was a waste of money and environmentally irresponsible.

"I hate to sound cliché, but we were trying to be green before green became cool," Zervos said.

After months of researching green technology products, the site purchased a machine that melts the foam down to hard, dinner plate-sized pucks. The pucks are then sold to a recycler which creates recycled planters and other items. Besides reducing the site's carbon footprint, the team reduced solid waste volume by 77 percent and saved the site more than $50,000 a year in disposal fees.

Venray Helps Jabil Meet Carbon Reduction Goals

As the leader of Jabil Venray's Waste Disposal Team, Gerard van Sambeek saw an opportunity in monitoring the site's bulky piles of cardboard and plastics. His input and participation were fundamental in the onset of the program that analyzes the amount and flow of the waste, and determines how much can be recycled.

"This initiative is important because we are helping to reduce our impact to the environment. We want to keep a good environment for us but also for our children. Through recycling we can reuse the material or give it an alternate purpose," said Gerard.

Jabil Venray has managed to recycle 97 percent of its waste, and as a part of the Do Your 2 program the effort also helps Jabil to reach the 2 percent waste reduction goal.

Environmental Overview

Jabil is committed to conducting its operations in an environmental responsible manner. We are diligent in ensuring strict compliance of the highest environmental standards in every plant we operate, and work to foster pragmatic environmental initiatives aimed at improving our impact on the environment, protecting our employees, and supporting sound fiscal practices. Our goal is to integrate green technology practices through education, opportunity, and innovation improving green product design.

Reliable Product Realization

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 greenenergy effort. In its first two years, Jabil achieved a more than 10 percent global reduction based on intensity factor.

Our resolve continues in 2012, during which we are committed to achieving a 5 percent global reduction in carbon emissions and energy consumption.

Jabil's strategy for minimizing the impact of its operations and increasing sustainability is focused on:

  • Carbon and Energy Management
  • Waste Reduction
  • Chemical Safety and Management
  • Water Management

Do Your 2

Jabil's Do Your 2 Program challenges every employee to do two things to support our carbon and energy reduction goals. The call to action has spurred employees to invent new ways to conserve both in major systems and everyday operations, helping Jabil to reduce costs and emissions.