Silicon Valley Pilot Program
CSP teamed with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) and the Santa Clara County P2 Program to launch a pilot program for Silicon Valley manufacturers to reduce chemical use and waste in Silicon Valley. The pilot introduced a chemical management services (CMS) to cut costs and optimize chemical use in manufacturing.

Four companies used this opportunity to partner with CSP as part of this pilot program: Seagate Technology, Analog Devices, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and Nu-Metal Finishing. Each of these companies committed to evaluate the feasibility of a CMS program with a focus on chemical use reduction efforts.

Progress Updates
March 2001
August 2001
February 2002

CMS Workshop, March 12, 2002
Sunnyvale, CA

CSP, the Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group (SVMG), and the Santa Clara County Pollution Prevention Program hosted a CMS Workshop on March 12, 2002 at Philips Electronics' facility in Sunnyvale, CA. The workshop brought together representatives from a variety of organizations to hear presentations and engage in discussions about the chemical management services (CMS) model and, more broadly, the Silicon Valley Pilot Program. A total of 46 people from 28 different organizations attended this workshop, which featured case study presentations from the four participants in the Silicon Valley Pilot Program: Analog Devices, Seagate Technology, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and Nu-Metal Finishing. United Technologies Corporation also gave a presentation detailing their efforts to implement a global CMS program.

Thank you to all the participants for making this workshop a success!

View the Workshop Summary

The project is funded by the U.S. EPA Sustainable Challenge grant with additional support from the San Francisco Foundation and the Steven and Michele Kirsch Foundation.