NOW 2016

May 2018

ISO 1001:2015

All of Cree’s major manufacturing sites become certified to the ISO 14001:2015 standard

May 2018

Lighting production facility in Racine published supplier packaging requirements

March 2018

Cree Charging Station

Added electric vehicle charging stations at headquarters

February 2018

Cree Sustainability Team

Formed first Cree Sustainability Team

January 2018


Achieved EP100 goal

January 2018

Cree Racine

One year of no loss time at Lighting production facility in Racine

December 2017


Determined Cree Lighting products sold in 2016 will save roughly 10 million MWh and 5 million metric tons CO2e over their lifetimes compared to non-LED alternatives

December 2017

Lighting production facility in Racine achieves 86% waste diverted from landfill

October 2017

Water Recycling

Cree Huizhou installed a new water recycle system, which recycles an average of 211,000 gallons of water per day

September 2017

Began estimating Cree’s Scope 3 GHG emissions for the first time

May 2017


Joined EP100 and pledged to double our energy productivity in terms of lumens produced by our products per kWh consumed in manufacturing by 2020

December 2016

Lighting production facility in Racine achieves 82% waste diverted from landfill

August 2016

Cree Composting

Began Composting at Headquarters’ Cafeteria

July 2016

Published sustainability section of website

June 2016


First Submission of GHG Emissions to CDP

May 2016

ISO 14001:2015

Cree’s major manufacturing sites become ISO 14001 certified

2015 2005

January 2015

Cree Waste Reclamation

Began reclaiming organic chemical waste

March 2014

Cree LED

LED breaks 300 lumens/watt barrier

January 2013

Cree Lighiting

Completed LED lighting upgrade for facilities

January 2011

Cree Solvent Reclaiming

Began reclaiming solvent waste

April 2008

Cree LED University Program

Launched Cree LED University Program

Feburary 2007

Launched Cree LED City Program

January 2007

Initiated wastewater treatment facility on-site at headquarters

August 2005

Cree Water Recycling

Began recycling process water at Durham headquarters

1989 1987

August 1989

Cree First Blue LED

Introduced first blue LED

July 1987

Cree Founded

Cree Founded