SusTech Talk August 2024 – Semiconductor Supply Chain Decarbonization


SusTech 2025 is hosting talks on Sustainability topics.

“Semiconductor Supply Chain Decarbonization”

with Peter Spiller, Partner, McKinsey & Company, Frankfurt Germany

Date/Time: Tuesday August 27th 17 CET, 11 am ET, 8 am PT



Growing demand for semiconductors driven by trends such as GenAI, Automation, and E-mobility means industry emissions from semiconductor manufacturing are likely to increase over the coming years. A significant step-up in decarbonisation efforts is required to mitigate these emission increases while simultaneously bringing the semiconductor industry on a path to net-zero by the 2030s. A successful net-zero transition however, cannot be accomplished by semiconductor manufacturers alone and requires broad collaboration within the semiconductor value chain as well as R&D efforts. Semiconductor customers, OEMs, and materials suppliers all play a pivotal role to accomplish decarbonization through carbon data-based decision making in sourcing, design, capex, and sales, along the value chain.


Peter Spiller is a Partner in the Frankfurt office of McKinsey & Company, Inc. He primarily serves clients in the High-Tech, Telecom, Consumer goods, and the Automotive and Assembly industries. He co-leads our efforts in the global Sustainable Operations Practice and is a leader in the EMEA Procurement and Product Development Practice. He works internationally across industries on sustainability and ESG strategy, carbon accounting and tracking, supplier sustainability transformations and supply chain decarbonization.