Our Environmental Goals

Aiming for Zero

Carbon Emissions

Addressing climate change is imperative both for ensuring the sustainability of planet’s resources but also Jabil’s climate resiliency.

In 2020, we will launch our first Climate Action Plan, committing to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with the scientific community’s recommendations, targeting for 1.5-degree Celsius. We aim to reduce our GHG operations 25 percent by 2025 compared to 2019 levels. By 2030, Jabil aims to reduce by 45 percent the GHG emission of its global operations.

To achieve these bold targets, we are focusing on expanding our use of clean energy in our operations and continuing to increase energy efficiency. Approximately 80 percent of Jabil’s emissions are from energy used in manufacturing operations. We will also be setting an internal price for carbon to guide our efforts.

Not only is this strategy important for our planet, it’s good for business. We are providing key innovation and manufacturing capabilities for leaders in the rapidly expanding solar and wind energy sectors. (See pages 35-39 of our Sustainability report PDF, as well as our website.)

Water is a vital component of our manufacturing process, and every Jabil site makes a conscious effort to minimize water usage in our processes. We are verifying our Fiscal 2019 water data by a third party, and are aiming to establish global water goals and initiatives in Fiscal 2021.

While our purchased water has increased 20 percent over our 2015 baseline, we saw a 41 percent increase in revenue and 38 percent increase in square footage over the same period. Approximately 50 percent of our purchased water is recycled, and some of our largest sites recycle 100 percent of the water used in the manufacturing of our customers’ products. All sites review, at least annually, all sources of wastewater for opportunities to reduce the generation of wastewater volume.

In addition to sites driving waste reduction and recycling efforts, we are committed to gaining further clarity on our waste data by the end of Fiscal 2021, with goal setting beginning in Fiscal 2022. Currently, our data is collected on a site-by-site basis at more than 70 sites, many of which have ongoing waste reduction, reuse and circular economy projects.

For more information on our climate and energy strategy, water and waste performance, please see pages 35-39 of our Sustainability report PDF.

Sustainability Report PDF

Our Sustainability Report transparently outlines our commitments to fair and safe workplaces, improving our environmental footprint and contributing to a more sustainable world. Our FY19 Report contains important data and metrics as well as the stories about our employees and partners that bring our impact to life.