NOW 2016

December 2018

ISO 1001:2015

Cree North Carolina facilities achieve goal to reduce waste to landfill by 10%.

December 2018

ISO 1001:2015

Our EV chargers used by employees during 2018 avoided 7,480 kg of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to planting 192 trees and letting them grow for 10 years.

November 2018

ISO 1001:2015

Launched Cree's first Women's Initiative

October 2018

ISO 1001:2015

Began conducting Cree's first formal employee engagement survey

October 2018

ISO 1001:2015

Added electric vehicle charging stations at our Research Triangle Park (NC) site

June 2018

ISO 1001:2015

Cree’s North Carolina manufacturing sites become members of the NC Environmental Stewardship Initiative

May 2018

ISO 1001:2015

Cree's first intern program welcomed 50 students from colleges across the nation

May 2018

ISO 1001:2015

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

March 2018

Cree Charging Station

Added electric vehicle charging stations at headquarters

January 2018


Achieved EP100 goal

December 2017


Determined Cree Lighting products sold in 2016 will save roughly 10 million MWh and 5 million metric tons CO2 over their lifetimes compared to non-LED alternatives

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

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