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Environmental Performance
Product Compliance

NVIDIA participates in over 35 global regulatory and voluntary compliance initiatives related to environmental efforts. Key initiatives include:

Compliance / Voluntary Initiative
Silicon Operations
Board Operations
RoHS (EU, China, Korea, Turkey, India)
X
X
 
 
EU REACH
X
X
 
 
EU End-of-Life Vehicles
X
X
 
 
EU Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste, 2005/20/EC (amending 94/62/EC)
X
X
 
 
Halogen-Free
X
X
 
 
WEEE
N/A
X
 
 
California Toxics in Packaging Prevention Act
X
X
 
 
Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (since 2007)
X
X
 
 


Policies, Certifications
Assurance of Scope 1 and Scope 2 global GHG Emissions
 
 
Environmental Policy
 
 
Corporate Responsibility Directive
 
 
Environmental Supply Chain Management Directive
 
 
ISO 14001 Certified Sites
1 (Santa Clara, Calif.)
 
 
Emissions Reduction Initiatives
 
 
Waste Reduction Initiatives
 
 
Water Reduction Initiatives
 
 
Climate Change Policy
No. See CDP
 
 
Climate Change Opportunities Discussed
Yes. See CDP
 
 
Climate Change Risks Discussed
Yes. See CDP
 
 
New Products - Climate Change
Yes. See CDP
 
 
Number of Environmental Fines
0
 
 
Amount of Environmental Fines
$0
 
 


Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Data
Metric
NVIDIA Response
GHG Scope 1 total global (tCO2e)*
    Stationary Natural Gas
    Stationary Distillate Fuel Oil
    Gasoline
    Refrigerants
    GHG in lab operations
2,743
2,548
109
14
72
de minimis
 
 
GHG Scope 2 total global (tCO2e)*
    Purchased and used electricity
48,659
48,659
 
 
Total GHG Emissions (Scope 1 and 2 Total – tCO2e)*
51,402
 
 
GHG Scope 3 (US) (tCO2e)
    Airplane miles traveled (calculated across short,
    medium, long trips) (miles)
10,814*
31.9 million
 
 
Travel Emissions (metric tons)
10,814*
 
 
Scope 1 Carbon Dioxide Emissions (metric tons)
2,668
 
 
Scope 1 Nitrogen Oxide Emissions (metric tons CO2e)
2
 
 
Scope 1 Methane Emissions (metric tons CO2e)
1
 
 
Scope 1 Refrigerant Emissions (metric tons CO2e)
72
 
 
Sulphur Dioxide Emissions (metric tons)
de minimis
 
 
Sulphur Oxide Emissions (metric tons)
de minimis
 
 
VOC Emissions (metric tons)
de minimis
 
 
Carbon Monoxide Emissions (metric tons)
de minimis
 
 
ODS Emissions (metric tons)
de minimis
 
 
Particulate Emissions (metric tons)
de minimis
 
 

* In 2013, NVIDIA changed its method for calculating Scope 3 travel emissions to be in line with DEFRA factors, which include radiative forcing. In 2012, our DEFRA-adjusted number was 11,458 C02e, which indicates a 6% reduction in travel emissions for 2013.


Energy, Waste, Water
Metric
NVIDIA Response
Renewable Energy Use (MWh)
In Santa Clara, use what is allocated through local utilities (30%)
 
 
Total Power Generated (MWh)
0
 
 
Water Consumption – Santa Clara, Calif. (hcf)
66,414
 
 
% Water Recycled
0
 
 
Waste Water (hcf)
0
 
 
Total Waste (metric tons)
    Waste Recycled
    Waste Composted
    Waste Sent to Landfills
    Clean Paper recycled
    Waste Batteries Recycled
    Hazardous Waste (recycled)
    Hazardous Waste (landfill)
    Electronic waste recycled
1344
353 (26%)
559 (42%)
275 (20%)
105 (8%)
.6 (.004%)
1.1 (.08%)
0
50 (3.7%)
 
 

* In 2014, we engaged Trucost to receive the AA1000 standard for NVIDIA's submission to Carbon Disclosure Project, which includes our 2013 greenhouse gas data (see the 2014 assurance report).