Our Operations & Resources
As a manufacturing partner to leading, global brands, Jabil is in a unique position to have a meaningful impact on the sustainability goals of our customers. Throughout the product lifecycle, Jabil takes steps to realize resource efficiencies, reduce carbon footprint, and create a healthy working environment. Our sustainability achievements support not only Jabil’s goals, but our customers’ as well.
Our Operations & Resources Focus Areas
To reduce Scope 1 and Scope 2 operational greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), Jabil leverages a three-pronged strategy: Reduce, Produce, and Procure. The approach intends to reduce the amount of electricity used to manufacture products, produce on-site power where necessary, and procure power on the open market in ways that both save money and accelerate our efforts towards achieving carbon neutrality.
In fiscal year 2023, we reduced GHG emissions 29% compared to our 2019 baseline. By hitting this target, we met our operational GHG reduction target for fiscal year 2025 two years ahead of schedule. We are aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.
Healthy Environment & Safe Operations
Safety matters to us; we want our employees to go home healthy and safe every day. We are committed to providing safe facilities and operations for all employees by following global health and safety standards, policies, best practices, and local legal requirements.
Jabil actively diverts waste from landfills through prevention, reuse, and recycling of materials and components. We collaborate with our customers across different industries, to make choices to reduce materials, recycle parts and components, and bolster the circular economy with programs that completely clean and refurbish products and components for a new life in new products.
In accordance with the World Resources Institute (WRI), Jabil analyzes our facilities worldwide to identify water stress areas. This information helps us set goals that further enhance our water conservation efforts. Jabil supports programs that educate communities about water conservation and increase wastewater recycling. We have also developed innovative solutions to collect and reuse rainwater.
Download our fiscal year 2023 Sustainability Progress Report to learn more about Jabil’s sustainability commitments, progress, and reporting, as it relates to Our Operations & Resources. The report includes updates aligned to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB), and Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). To ensure accurate reporting, the data within these reports are validated internally and by external third parties.
The report shows how we:
- Continued our transition to full use of renewable energy by signing Power Purchase Agreements with suppliers in Latin America and Europe
- Reduced Scope 1 & 2 emissions by 29% (vs. FY19)
- Reduced our acquired or purchased water intensity