Sustainability

We focus on nine strategic areas of sustainability to create long-term value for our stakeholders and shape a sustainable future

SUSTAINABILITY

Our focus areas



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.

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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).

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Reducing waste

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

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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.

Building a sustainable campus


As we expand across the globe, we’re making sure our new facilities meet certification standards for environmental responsibility and resource efficiency.


An aerial view of buildings at ASML’s campus in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.