Sustainability Reporting

We release an annual report to disclose our initiatives, goals and performance in the areas of Social Responsibility, Environment, Economic and Corporate Governance. Learn how we’re enhancing economic value for ourselves and our customers, supporting our people and communities and protecting our environment.
YearPublished Reports
2020 2020 Sustainability Report
2020 Data Report
2020 CDP Climate Change
2020 Water Security
2019 2019 Sustainability Report
2019 Data Report
2019 CDP Climate Change
2019 TCFD Report
2018 2018 Sustainability Report
2018 CDP Climate Change
2018 TCFD Report


We strive to minimize resource use and reduce the environmental impact of our production process. To better inform our customers, we are committed to transparency of our GHG emissions, waste generation, and water and energy consumption.

Cree is committed to responsibly managing environmental impacts, including being in compliance with environmental legislation as a minimum, and ensuring continual improvement in our environmental performance.

Our product sustainability goals are simple: enable our customers to invent power and wireless systems for a responsible, energy efficient future. We are committed to responsibly managing our products from cradle to grave as we lead the innovation and commercialization of Silicon Carbide and GaN.

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Environmental Management

Learn more about our EHS Policy, ISO 14001 certification and environmental management practices and goals.

ISO 14001

Cree is ISO 14001 certified for its Environmental Management Systems (EMS).

Product Sustainability

See how our products help you live more sustainably.

Environmental Goals

Learn about Cree's progress toward reducing our environmental impact.

Product End of Life

Find out how our products should be disposed of when removed from service.

Environment, Health and Safety Policy

Cree endorses and adheres to Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) standards for all Cree sites. It is Cree’s EH&S goal to design and develop products safely, that realize energy efficiency, minimize environmental impacts, and have sustainable life cycles. In this manner, the Company is continuously improving our EH&S performance and reducing the overall impacts of our manufacturing processes.

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Resources and Waste Management


We strive for proper water use management practices at all Cree sites.

Water Usage
Energy & GHG Emissions

We are committed to reducing energy usage and GHG emissions.

Energy & GHG Emissions
Waste Management

Learn how we manage our hazardous and non-hazardous wastes.

Waste Management

Product Ecology

You can find Cree and Wolfspeed's REACh and RoHS declarations grouped with the individual products to which they apply. To see a list of products and their associated documents, click on one of the following product lines:

LED Components LED Chips Wolfspeed Power Wolfpspeed RF

Social Responsibility

We consider the health and well-being of each individual associated with the Cree community as our primary responsibility. We have established stringent rules for material sourcing, supplier selection, and employee health and safety, while also promoting community engagement and education programs.

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Health and Safety

We strive to minimize resource use and reduce the environmental impact of our production process.

Our Employees

Our employees are valued and critical to our success.

Community Engagement

Learn how Cree supports its community.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Learn how Cree is committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion encompassing all employee differences and identities.

Cree Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct reflects Cree's commitment to integrity.

Conflict Minerals

Learn more about our Conflict Minerals policy.

California Proposition 65

Learn more about regulated chemical content.


Cree operates at the highest ethical standards and actively manages risks inside and outside of the organization to ensure long-term financial performance. Cree adheres to the policies outlined in the Code of Conduct and requires our suppliers to adhere to strict social and environmental standards.

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Financial Information

Learn more about Cree’s financial performance.

Supply Chain

Learn more about Cree’s material sourcing and supplier selection requirements.

Product Quality

Ensuring the quality of our products is our top priority.

Customer Satisfaction

Learn more about Cree’s commitment to customer service.

Product Innovation

Learn about Cree's track record of firsts.