In 2021, we partnered with 3Degrees to offset all Scope 1 emissions as well as Scope 3 emissions related to Business Travel, Employee Commute and Upstream Leased Electricity. This marked our first steps in offsetting our carbon emissions and presented a unique opportunity to identify an offset project in a region of the world that contributes strongly to the success of the electronics industry. Our first carbon offset project is with the BioLite Improved Stove Program in Uganda. The program distributes fuel-efficient cook stoves to Ugandan households. BioLite HomeStoves are ultra-clean burning fan-assisted wood stoves that cut toxic pollutant emissions by 90%. This project choice recognizes our responsibility to the entire electronics ecosystem globally and invests in a location that matches our commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
As a member of JEDEC, the semiconductor standardization body of the Electronics Industries Alliance, Rambus works with customers and suppliers to comply with industry standards. We strive to reduce the amount of hazardous substances in our products. Rambus complies with all of the following certifications and standards to meet the highest standards for quality, safety and environmental protection.
RoHS compliance ensures that the presence of any of the restricted substances does not exceed the maximum stated concentration per homogeneous material as defined by the EU RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU and the Directive (EU) 2015/863 Amendment.
Product-specific RoHS certificates of compliance and Material Declaration Data Sheets will be issued upon request. Please submit product specific RoHS or REACH requests to QMS@rambus.com.
REACH is the European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006), enacted on July 1, 2017. It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances. The REACH Regulation identifies Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) that must not be used, manufactured or imported without the prior authorization of regulatory bodies. Rambus’s products are designed and manufactured to comply with REACH regulations.
Rambus shares the global concerns that the use of certain minerals, originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, may be directly or indirectly financing human rights violations. We strive to source our materials ethically and manage our supply chain responsibly. A copy of our CMRT report can be provided upon request.
Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
Conflict Minerals Policy
Global Anti-Corruption Policy
Global Environmental, Health and Safety Policy
Rambus Information Security Policy
Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Charter
Cyber Risk Committee Charter
ESG Committee Charter
GHG Emissions Footprint: 2022
GHG 3rd Party Verification: 2023 | 2022
CDP Climate Change: 2023 | 2022 | 2021
Form SD Filing: 2022 | 2021 | 2020
GRI Standards Content Index: 2022 | 2021
Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Index: 2022 | 2021
CDP Water Security: 2023
Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Index: 2022 | 2021
In 2019, Rambus announced our headquarters would move from Sunnyvale to North San Jose. The move means a more central location for employees, reducing commute times and providing many amenities in the surrounding neighborhood. It also presented the company with an opportunity to invest in a truly green building. The new Rambus headquarters was recognized in 2021 with LEED Gold certification. LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. The LEED framework for healthy, highly efficient and cost saving green buildings is recognized globally as a standard for sustainability achievement and leadership.
In San Jose, we are also proud to partner with Bloom Energy to provide a cleaner, more dependable energy source for the Rambus headquarters building. Also based in San Jose, Bloom Energy recognizes the severity of California’s wildfires have had a frightening effect for companies based in the area and their reliance on the traditional power grid during times of crisis. Partnering with Bloom Energy, Rambus installed a Bloom solid oxide fuel cell on site to convert fuel to electricity, without combustion, to deliver reliable, resilient, clean and affordable energy for our facility.
In 2021, we engaged in discussions with CBRE to continue implementation of clean energy options in our San Jose headquarters and will be moving to 100% renewable energy in 2022.
For over 30 years, Rambus has been inventing ways to move and protect data. As we look to the future of ever-greater connectivity and the widespread advancement of AI, continuous improvements in computing will drive exponential growth in data usage. Rambus products and technologies are accelerating that future, not just by making data faster and safer, but also more sustainable.
Rambus has always been passionate about corporate social responsibility and philanthropic efforts. We work diligently to harness that passion and strengthen our focus on key environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs. Our goal is to drive sustainability across our business practices, support diversity and inclusion in the workplace and improve the communities across our global footprint.
I am very proud of the progress we have made toward building a responsible, sustainable and inclusive vision of the future. I know there is more work to do as we continue our journey, but I am inspired by the tireless dedication and ingenuity of the Rambus family and look forward to sharing our future achievements.