Launched Cree's second Employee Resource Group, the PRIDE group
Made Barron’s List of The 100 Most Sustainable Companies
Made the list of Bloomberg’s 50 Companies to Watch in 2020
Our Huizhou facility reduced its water consumption rate for production by 64% from 2014 to 2019.
As a result of various energy efficiency projects, our Huizhou factory’s electricity consumption decreased by 20% from 2014 to 2019.
Developed a new EP100 goal to double our energy productivity in terms of revenue per MWh of energy consumed in manufacturing by 2040.
Launched first English as a Second Language (ESL) Program
Hosted our first Inclusion & Diversity Conference for employees at our North Carolina facilities
Cree’s North Carolina manufacturing sites rose to the Rising Steward level in the NC Environmental Stewardship Initiative program
Our 2019 Internship Program welcomed 122 enthusiastic and intelligent college students. From 2018 to 2019, we more than doubled the intern population, extended the program internationally and increased the diversity rate by 25%
Hosted an Earth Day event at our headquarters
Our North Carolina facilities achieved a goal to reduce solid waste to landfill by 10%. We reduced our average solid waste to landfill from 55.0% to 44.3% from 2016 to 2018.
Our EV chargers used by employees during 2018 avoided 7,480 kg of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to planting 192 trees and letting them grow for 10 years.
Launched Cree's first Employee Resource Group, the Women's Initiative.
Began conducting Cree's first formal employee engagement survey
Added electric vehicle charging stations at our Research Triangle Park (NC) site
Cree's first intern program welcomed 50 students from colleges across the nation
Cree’s North Carolina manufacturing sites become members of the NC Environmental Stewardship Initiative
All of Cree’s major manufacturing sites become certified to the ISO 14001:2015 standard
Added electric vehicle charging stations at headquarters
Achieved EP100 goal for lighting products
Our Huizhou facility installed a new water recycle system, which recycles approximately 200,000 gallons of water per day.
Began estimating Cree’s Scope 3 GHG emissions for the first time
Joined EP100 and pledged to double our energy productivity in terms of lumens produced by our products per kWh consumed in manufacturing by 2020
Began composting at headquarters’ cafeteria
Published sustainability section of website
First Submission of GHG Emissions to CDP
Cree’s major manufacturing sites become ISO 14001 certified
Published EHS Policy
Began reclaiming organic chemical waste
LED breaks 300 lumens/watt barrier
Completed LED lighting upgrade for facilities
Began reclaiming solvent waste
Launched Cree LED University Program
Developed Cree Small Business Program
Launched Cree LED City Program
Initiatited a wastewater pre-treatment system on site at headquarters
Began recycling process water at Durham headquarters
Introduced first blue LED