ASML is the world's leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry. Headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, ASML employs more than 7,000 people.
We do not set explicit targets to reduce CO2 emissions in the area of logistics, but we do take steps to make the shipping of our systems and spare parts as efficient as possible, which in turn results in lower emissions.
The international shipping companies we use have their own programs to reduce emissions and they optimize shipments accordingly.
We continue to improve the quality of our machine parts so that fewer replacements are needed in the future and we do not need to ship as many.
We fine-tune our production and logistics planning to reduce rush shipments.
We have introduced new planning procedures and moved warehouses closer to customers.
We now store more empty shipping containers near customer sites rather than take them back to Veldhoven. In Asia, local partners clean and repair the containers, which are then used for shipments in the region. This has reduced transportation needs and the associated CO2 emissions.
These measures are important because our newer TWINSCAN NXT and NXE systems are unavoidably bigger and heavier than our older systems.