Stacy Mendez, Avnet ESG Director
How can we sustainably design for the future?
Welcome to the second issue of What’s Next, Avnet’s digital magazine for anyone who wants to know what’s next in the electronics industry.
In this issue, our theme covers sustainable design topics. Sustainable design is a concept that can take many forms and considerations—including environmental impact. As the economy grows, our industry must do more to balance its environmental impact.
That’s one reason why in this issue, we seek to explore the environmental, social and economic impacts from product concept to end-of-life, and cover everything from material selection to energy efficiency.
Today’s designer is searching for new ways to make electronics more sustainable with lower environmental impact. In our recent pulse survey on the topic, we found that designers view sustainable product design as an opportunity to be seized.
In this video presentation, I provide more detail about the results of our most recent Avnet Insights pulse survey on the topic.
Here are just a few tips our FAEs recommend for your sustainable design journey:
- Look for suppliers and distributors with a sustainability strategy in place.
- Ask suppliers about their use of ethically sourced recycled materials, energy efficiency and end-of-life management practices.
- Consider suppliers that are members of a reputable sustainability organization, such as the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA).
- Consider how you communicate your sustainability credentials to your own customers. They will want to know.
Avnet supports its supplier-partners and customers in addressing and advancing sustainable electronics design. Simply put, we are committed to doing business the right way. We voluntarily and transparently share our progress in our sustainability report.
Our commitment to ESG spans the value chain. Given our position at the center of the electronics value chain, Avnet is acting responsibly by helping all parties innovate and advance technology with sustainability in mind.
Our foundation as a leading distributor and solutions provider helps our customers simplify their path to market through design, supply chain and logistics services. We don’t stop at simply providing our customers with parts where and when they need them—we do much more. Our FAEs help our customers optimize components (their bill of materials) so their product is supported for the long haul. Our supply chain experts leverage our global infrastructure to help our customers lower costs, increase efficiency and maintain production.
Read on to discover what’s next in sustainable electronics design.
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