The EICC conducted a research project to measure fluorinated gases (F-GHGs), a powerful type of greenhouse gas used during electronics manufacturing, in the supply chain. We conducted what we believe is a first-of-its-kind survey among approximately 90 percent of the marketplace for display panel manufacturers in our members’ shared supply chain. These companies make panels for TVs, phones, cameras, notebooks, tablets, automotive and aerospace vehicles, medical devices, and some industrial displays.
The EICC collaborated with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program to help develop and distribute the survey, earning the EICC a nomination for the EPA’s Climate Leadership Awards. This research is only the first step in understanding the realities of F-GHG in the electronics supply chain. If your company is currently working on reduction goals for carbon emissions, or if you would like to contribute to the next stage of this research, please contact Deborah Albers.