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Cray Goes Green

When Cray computers impact the planet, it should be in their capacity to solve the world’s most intricate scientific challenges. To that end, Cray Inc. strives to conduct business in an environmentally responsible way. In addition to compliance with environmental regulations and enactment of a policy of "reduce, reuse, recycle" in the product development and manufacturing process, Cray works toward active promotion of "green" employee and supplier practices and clear communication of the company’s environmental policies.

Cray Green Practices and Policies

Environmental Policy

Cray believes businesses are responsible for achieving good environmental practices and operating in a sustainable manner. We are therefore committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral and fundamental part of our business strategy and operating methods. Protecting our shared environment is of fundamental importance to Cray, as it is to our employees, customers and other stakeholders.

Manufacturing Practices

Our production areas focus on eliminating or minimizing waste during the manufacturing processes; materials are recycled whenever possible. We work with suppliers to use environmentally sound packaging materials, and as Cray products are returned from production, they're often reused or their components are salvaged. Logistics during manufacturing and shipping are sensitive to energy conservation.

The Green Grid

Cray is a member of The Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in datacenters and business computing ecosystems. The Green Grid is focused on defining meaningful, user-centric models and metrics; developing standards, measurement methods, processes and new technologies to improve datacenter performance against the defined metrics; and promoting the adoption of energy-efficiency standards and energy-efficient processes, measurements and technologies.

Worldwide Compliance

Cray’s products are compliant with the European Union’s Restrictions on the Use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive and similar worldwide legislation. Working with customers, suppliers and environmental experts, Cray proactively implements systems to ensure future compliance and to prepare for upcoming environmental directives. The company’s product recycling program allows customers to dispose of end- of-life equipment with minimal impact.