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Eco-Product Initiatives

Our eco-product initiatives take the form of creating environmentally-conscious products and solutions

Creating Environmentally-Conscious Products

In order to create environmentally-conscious products, it is important to reduce the environmental impact at all stages of the product lifecycle, from procurement, manufacturing, use and disposal. Our eco-products are the result of product environmental assessments which evaluate the total environmental impact reduction measures. During these product environment assessments, our products are tested and evaluated at two stages: at the development stage and before mass production.

Eco-Product initiatives at each stage

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co-Product initiatives at each stage


Environmental Assessments of Products

We create environmentally-conscious products by incorporating product environmental assessments into the product development and design flow, to evaluate the degree of improvement in environmental load. In this evaluation, we make comparisons between our products with pre-existing products based on eight criteria, including weight reduction, product safety, and whether they are energy saving. The results are quantified and can be visualized in charts. Our semiconductor products are designed to improve their own environmental performance and, when build into our customers’ systems, they will further contribute to reducing the size and energy consumption of customers’ products. As a result, the environmental impact for the final customers using our finished products will also be reduced.

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Creating Environmentally-Conscious Products
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Example of product environmental assessment result chart


Renesas Green Devices

Following the product environment assessments, products that have been evaluated to exceed a certain level of environmental performance are certified as "Renesas Green Devices.” Of these, products with an even better environmental performance are sorted and internally certified as "Renesas Super Green Devices."
Renesas Green Devices and Renesas Super Green Devices, which have been certified as excellent in environmental performance from hundreds of developed products per year, have been registered to a database, and some of these products are displayed as an easy-to-see indicator of their environmental performance. For more information, please refer to past Environmental Reports or contact our sales department or sales distributors.

Environmental Performance (according to our internal standard)

★ to ★★  "Renesas Green Device"
★★★ to ★★★★★ "Renesas Super Green Device"

In addition to the above, there are many products certified as "Renesas Green Device" and "Renesas Super Green Device."

Introduction of Renesas Super Green Devices (Products developed in 2019)

Product name Type Application Environmental
performance
Feature
RH850/F1KH 32Bit MCU Controller for automobile electrical components

★★★

Equipped with two G3KH cores, low power consumption, high processing capacity
R9A06G064MGBG Communication LSI Network controller

★★★★

Equipped with gigabit-compatible Ethernet PHY
R9A06G064SGBG Communication LSI Network controller

★★★★

Latest TSN communication is enabled by single chip
RMWV6416AGBG-5S2
RMWV6416AGSA-5S2
RMWV6416AGSD-5S2
Low power consumption 64MB-SRAM General purpose and general industrial purpose

★★★★

Power supply voltage of 3V, high soft error tolerance, latch-up free, high reliability
R7S921040VCBG
R7S921045VCBG
R7S921041VCBG
R7S921051VCBG
R7S921046VCBG
R7S921056VCBG
High performance, low power consumption MPU For equipment applied to GUI display devices, printers, and cameras

★★★★

Equipped with a dynamically reconfigurable processor (DRP) , with ten-times faster speed than that of conventional products.
Requires no external DRAM because it has a large capacity, 4MB-RAM DRAM-IF for mobile

Product Environmental Quality

We believe that it is necessary for the entire supply chain to manage chemical substances contained in products throughout the entire process, from the selection of materials during development and design, to the prevention of pollution in the manufacturing process. For this reason, we ask suppliers to submit certificates and analysis data to confirm that prohibited substances are not used and they adhere to such practices in supplier audits.
Distributors are requested to manage the chemical substances contained in the packaging materials they use. On the other hand, we also provide our customers with information on chemical substances contained in products and analysis data on prohibited substances according to the RoHS Directive to ensure that our products can be used safely. In addition, we show our customers our systems for managing chemical substances and actual environmental activities.

*For more information on our group's environmentally-conscious supply chain initiatives, please refer to this link.

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Product chemical content control throughout supply chain


Energy-Saving Devices

We deliver energy-saving products and solutions that support our customers' electronic equipment and systems. Some of the products and solutions we deliver consume very little power themselves, and some help further reduce energy consumption in our customers' systems when used. By actively developing such devices, our devices contribute to energy efficiency in society..

For details of our products and solutions that contribute to ultra-low power consumption and energy efficiency in our customers' systems, please refer to this link.

Contributing to SDGs

Renesas’ efforts in Eco-Product Initiatives contributes to these Sustainable Development Goals targets:

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12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally-sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment