We focus on nine strategic areas of sustainability to create long-term value for our stakeholders and shape a sustainable future
Supporting global goals
We support the 2030 ambition defined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals aim to protect the planet and improve the lives of people everywhere. We have highlighted in each focus area how our activities support these goals. For full details on how all our business activities contribute, please refer to our annual report.
Our sustainability strategy
Central to our strategic approach, we collaborate with our stakeholders to deliver on the ambitions of our environmental, social and governance (ESG) sustainability strategy.
Environmental – We want to continue to expand computing power but with minimal waste, energy use and emissions. That's why we focus on energy efficiency, climate action and circular economy.
Social – We want to ensure that responsible growth benefits all our stakeholders – to have an attractive workplace for all, a responsible supply chain, to fuel innovation in our ecosystem and to be a valued partner in our communities.
Governance – We commit to act on our responsibilities and fully anchor them in the way we do business through our focus on integrated governance, engaged stakeholders and transparent reporting.
Our ESG sustainability strategy is based on a materiality assessment where we determine the most significant impacts for our company. Our aim is to create long-term value for our stakeholders, while also contributing to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We are committed to minimizing waste and maximizing the use of resources and work closely with our customers and suppliers to achieve this. We have set two ambitious targets to reduce waste in our operations:
By 2025, we aim to have halved waste generation (209 kg waste generated per €m revenue as compared with a 2019 benchmark of 417 kg waste generated per €m revenue)
By 2030, we aim to send zero waste from operations to landfill or incineration
Reducing our carbon emissions
As part of our climate action strategy, we aim to have:
Net zero greenhouse gas emissions in our operations (scope 1 and scope 2) by 2025
Net zero greenhouse gas emissions from business travel and commuting by 2025
Net zero greenhouse gas emissions in our supply chain by 2030
Net zero greenhouse gas emissions from product use by 2040
For more information, download our sustainability policy and see our latest annual report for more on our sustainability performance.
ASML aims to be a leader in sustainability by creating long-term value for stakeholders and shaping a sustainable future. To achieve these objectives, the focus of our ESG (environmental, social and governance) sustainability strategy is focused on the themes that matter most for both ASML as a company and our stakeholders. These ESG sustainability themes are determined by our most significant impacts on the environment and people, as well as our most significant risks and opportunities from a sustainability perspective.
Through the execution of our ESG sustainability strategy, we demonstrate our commitment to continuous improvement in ESG sustainability. We aim to integrate ESG sustainability into our operations, supply chains, and in the communities in which we conduct business. We have set targets to minimize negative effects and optimize positive material ESG sustainability impacts. We also seek to mitigate identified risks and pursue opportunities in ESG sustainability. At a minimum, we are committed to complying with relevant ESG sustainability laws and regulations that are in force.
In addition, we are raising awareness with our internal and external stakeholders on the importance of ESG sustainability. We are using dedicated events (e.g., supplier workshops, investor roadshows and employee meetings), and relevant channels (e.g., our annual report, social media and screens at our campuses) to share our ESG sustainability strategy and programs. We also provide training in ESG sustainability to employees across ASML to enable them to contribute to the execution of our ESG sustainability strategy.
The ESG sustainability strategy covers our production operations and business facilities, distribution and logistics, suppliers, service providers and contractors, other key business partners, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, products and services, and downstream impacts.
Meet Marieke Mulder, ASML’s head of ESG sustainability
Marieke Mulder leads ASML’s ambitious ESG sustainability program, with the goal of embedding sustainable business practices throughout the entire organization.