Environmental Management & Product Sustainability

Environmental Policy

Maxim is committed to protecting the environment through excellence in environmental performance and continual improvements in our operations, products, and services.

It is Maxim's policy to:

  • Prevent or reduce pollution to air, land, and water through programs that reduce environmental impacts and conserve natural resources
  • Understand and commit to comply with legal and other requirements
  • Review environmental objectives and targets and set guidelines for reduction of environmental impacts
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of and continually improve our environmental management systems (EMS), and educate those working for or on behalf of the company where it is applicable to meet legal and other requirements

Environmental Management System ›

Product Sustainability, EMMI (Environmental Materials and Management Information)

Maxim’s Product Sustainability Program is dedicated to support and ensure regulatory compliance for Maxim products.

EMMI provides reports and information on the environmental substances contained in our end products and packing materials. This information is intended to assist customers in addressing environmental objectives and “Green" policies.

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Environmental Policy

Maxim is committed to protecting the environment through excellence in environmental performance and continual improvements in our operations, products, and services.

It is Maxim's policy to:

  • Prevent or reduce pollution to air, land, and water through programs that reduce environmental impacts and conserve natural resources
  • Understand and commit to comply with legal and other requirements
  • Review environmental objectives and targets and set guidelines for reduction of environmental impacts
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of and continually improve our environmental management systems (EMS), and educate those working for or on behalf of the company where it is applicable to meet legal and other requirements

Environmental Commitment

Maxim is committed to continuous environmental improvement consisting of the following

  • Reviewing and understanding current environmental legislation
  • Implementing an effective EMS that addresses applicable customer and regulatory concerns
  • Training employees
  • Identifying the environmental impacts associated with company activities
  • Setting targets and objectives to reduce or eliminate adverse impacts on the environment (e.g., source reduction and waste minimization practices)

Environmental Objectives

Maxim's primary objective in regards to the environment is to implement an effective management system that will:

  • Achieve compliance with legal and other requirements
  • Result in a positive company image to citizens in surrounding communities
  • Continuously reduce environmental impacts and conserve natural resources

Environmental Goals

On January 1, 2012, Maxim established several targets for resource conservation and environmental protection within our manufacturing operations. Our goal is to achieve the following targets per chip manufactured by 2017:

  • Reduce water usage by 5%
  • Reduce energy (electrical and natural gas) usage by 10%
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10%
  • Reduce hazardous waste by 10%

Environmental Compliance

  • All Maxim manufacturing sites operate within the requirements of local and state environmental authorities.
  • Environmental operating requirements are generally outlined in regulatory discharge permits (e.g., air, wastewater, storm water, and waste).
  • Maxim tracks environmental compliance and reports performance to relevant authorities.

ISO 14001 implementation commenced at the Dallas Semiconductor facility in July 2003 and the site was registered on September 20, 2004. Other Maxim manufacturing sites have been registered since then. The Maxim headquarters facility in California was registered in January 2006.


Maxim’s Product Sustainability Program is dedicated to support and ensure Environmental Regulatory compliance for Maxim products.

Maxim's policy on Restricted and Hazardous Substances ›

The EMMI group (Environmental Materials Management and Information) provides reports and information on the environmental substances contained in our end products. Material content can also be found at Lookup Material Content.

Maxim statements and notices on specific regulations and requirements can be found in the tables below:

Statements and Notices on Environmental Product Regulations and Topics

Regulation or Directive Description Maxim Position Statement
RoHS Restriction of Hazardous Substances, an EU Directive, RoHS was implemented in 2006 and restricts the use of six (6) substances: Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyl (PBB), and Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) in electronic and electrical equipment.

In order to be RoHS compliant, concentrations must not exceed 0.1% by homogenous layer for all substances except Cd, which has a higher threshold of 0.01%. Exemptions can be found in Annex II of the regulation and applied, however, the goal of RoHS is to restrict the use of these substances if an alternative can be found. EU 2002/95/EC.

More information on Lead-Free Maxim products can be found at Resources and FAQ.
Maxim RoHS Certificate of Compliance
REACH SVHC Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals, an EU Regulation entered into force in 2007, regulates chemical substances manufactured, imported, or in products imported into the EU, that have been determined can negatively impact human health and the environment. The SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) or Candidate list is updated at least twice a year with additional substances. EC 1907/2006. Maxim REACH Statement
ELV End of Life Vehicles, an EU waste directive to reduce waste from vehicles reaching end of life. In addition to reuse, recycling and recovery targets, it prevents the use of heavy metals that may be used in vehicles and/or components to be used in vehicles. Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, and Hexavalent Chromium. Maxim ELV Statement
Battery Directive The EU Battery Directive, updated in 2006, regulates Mercury, Cadmium, and Lead content within batteries in addition to marking and recycling requirements. EU 2006/66/EC. Maxim Battery Directive Statement
Conflict Minerals The financial Dodd-Frank Reform Act (Section 1502) requires companies registered on the US Stock Exchange to report and file the use of 3TGs (Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold) used to manufacture their products. This filing reports whether the sourcing of the 3TGs used had financed or benefited armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining country. Maxim Conflict Mineral Statement
Substances/Chemicals Description Maxim Position Statement
“Green” and Low Halogen The IEC (International Electrochemical Commissions (IEC) Definition of Halogen Free (IEC 61249-2-21): Concentrations of Bromine < 900ppm; Chlorine < 900ppm, 1500ppm maximum of total halogens. Maxim uses the term “Green” to denote its products as halogen free. 2000/53/EC Maxim Statement on Halogen Free
PFOS/PFOA PFOS and PFOA (Perfluorooctane Sulfonate, Pentadecafluorooctanoic acid) are fluorinated surfactant compounds, and classified as a persistent bio-accumulative and toxic (PBT) organic pollutant. Products manufactured by Maxim do not contain as an intentional additive PFOS or PFOA. EU 2006/122/ECOF; EU REACH 1907/2006/EC Maxim Statement on PFOS/PFOA
DMF Dimethyl fumarate, often found in moisture absorbing pillows contained in shipping containers as an effective bacteria and mold inhibitor, was placed on the REACH Annex XVII Restriction List in 2012 because of its topical irritant and sensitizing properties. Shipments by Maxim Integrated do not contain DMF as an intentional additive. Maxim Statement on DMF
Red Phosphorous Red Phosphorous, a reactive, inorganic allotrope of Phosphorous, had been utilized as a flame retardant in mold compounds in the 1990s and was discovered to cause multiple device failures. Maxim products do not contain Red Phosphorous as an intentional additive. Maxim Statement on Red Phosphorous
Maxim Integrated Environmental Certifications Description Maxim Position Statement
Sony Green Partner Maxim Integrated has been designated as a Sony “Green Partner” Maxim Sony Green Partner Certificate

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