ESG at Seagate

Product Sustainability

Find out how Seagate is driving a Sustainable Datasphere through product circularity and beyond.


Driving a Circular Economy

Find out how we help businesses securely retire their hard drives—and keep them out of landfills.

Product Life Cycle Assessments

Seagate uses life cycle assessments, or LCAs, as a management tool for appraising and quantifying the total environmental impact of its products and packaging over the entire life cycle of particular materials, processes, products, technologies, services, or activities.

Sourcing Minerals Responsibly

Seagate has a team of senior-level staff members who provide continual supply chain oversight to ensure we’re upholding our mineral-resourcing commitments. We’re also a member of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and strongly support industry collaboration to build and maintain ethical minerals supply chains.

Restricted Substances

Restricted substances have a negative impact on human health and the environment, especially at the product’s end of life. Seagate’s target is to meet or exceed applicable global regulations and our customers’ strictest specifications for restricted substances.

We compile customer and regulatory requirements into an overall Seagate restricted substance specification in an internal compliance database. Seagate has developed and communicated policies and procedures within the company and to our supply chain to meet environmental product requirements.

The restricted substances program is managed through Seagate’s product environmental compliance function. This function currently verifies supplier part restricted substance compliance for more than 3,000 declarable and restricted substances in our Compliance Assurance System (CAS).

Seagate’s Sustainability Strategy

Seagate believes in transparency and has partnered with Anthesis and Footprinter™ in developing and managing a suite of tools to assess our products. These tools help us:


For innovation and growth from the perspective of sustainability.


Sustainability considerations early in the design process before concepts are locked down.


With our designers, marketers, and managers in a language that everyone can understand.


Customers with detailed data that enables them to meet their product sustainability goals.


With all stakeholders to reach a common view of priorities, challenges, and solutions.