ASML's business strategy is based on maintaining and further developing its position as a technology leader in semiconductor lithography. ASML executes its strategy through customer focus, strategic investment in R&D andoperational excellence while supporting its sustainability responsibilities and assuring compliance to applicablelaws and regulations.
To effectively manage the execution of this responsibility, the sustainability strategy rests on four domains
- Sustainable Operations: Our objective is to guarantee safe and healthy working conditions to our employees. In addition, we continuously improve the environmental performance of our operations by developing new initiatives to reduce our energy intensity and increasing the use of clean energy, controlling and increasing the part of waste materials recycled, both to prevent and reduce harmful emissions to the environment.
- Sustainable Products: Our objective is to continue the historical trends of improving transistor power consumption through `shrink' as well as energy efficiency of our scanners. We also aim at reducing the use of hazardous & polluting materials, and to continue the safety performance track record of our scanners in use at customers.
- Sustainable Value Chain: Our objective is to continuously improve the performance and sustainability of our supply chain, by monitoring adherence to agreed sustainability performance of with our suppliers and by cooperating with our customers to positively influence their impact on environment and society.
- Sustainable Culture: Our objective is to continuously improve on providing employment that inspires our highly skilled work force and respects their cultural and individual differences. In addition, we care for the local and global communities in which we operate.
In the Sustainability Report 2010, ASML has formulated targets that are key in improving ASML's sustainability performance as well as main indicators that are closely monitored by our Sustainability Board. These targets aredriving our achievements and roadmaps. By executing this pragmatic strategy, ASML is confident it will reach both its business and sustainability objectives.