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Seagate Product Sustainability

Seagate is committed to sustainable digital storage – to improving the sustainability of each terabyte (TB) of storage we design, produce and ship. Compared to a 2010 baseline, we made significant improvements in five key indicators of sustainability, (energy in use/TB, climate change/TB, human toxicity/TB, metal depletion/TB, water depletion/TB).

Change in impacts per TB-year, 2010-2020

Portfolio Impact Chart

Seagate completes detailed sustainability assessments for products in each of its market segments and major packaging types. Our product and packaging assessments measure performance against four sustainability priorities.


Energy and Greenhouse Gases

Using less energy during manufacture and product use and reducing the Greenhouse Gas footprint.


Safer Materials

Working towards devices and manufacturing processes that use safer materials.


Scarce Resources

Reducing our use of scarce metals and water resources during the life cycle of our products.


Materials Efficiency (Circularity)

Using more recycled materials, extending product function and life, recovering value at the end of use.



How We Assess Product Sustainability

Seagate’s goal is to be transparent, accurate and credible with respect to the sustainability assessment of our products. To meet this goal we have partnered with Anthesis and Footprinter in developing and managing a scalable suite of tools to allow us to assess the more than 4,000 different products Seagate designs, builds and sells worldwide. Our tools and approach have been 3rd-party critically reviewed and verified.

Our tools specifically help us to:

  • Plan for innovation and growth from a sustainability perspective.
  • Assess sustainability performance early in the design process before concepts are locked down.
  • Engage our designers, marketers, and managers in a language they understand.
  • Support customers with detailed sustainability data that they can feed into their own sustainability calculations.
  • Communicate with all our stakeholders to reach a common view of priorities, challenges and solutions.

More Resources

  • Seagate Life Cycle Analysis