Communities

Being a valued partner in our communities

We play an active role in the communities where we operate, recognizing that when the community thrives, we thrive.

 

We value the support of the communities we are part of and are committed to making a positive contribution. Our aim is to be recognized as a valued member of the community to ensure that both ASML and the community can benefit from each other’s presence and support each other’s future development.

Our community engagement activities are fundamental to our ESG sustainability strategy. To make a positive social contribution, we listen to concerns in our communities and take responsibility for addressing our negative impacts.

Our Community Partnership Program

Our activities are organized through our Community Partnership Program. We aim to promote and improve access to local culture, support inclusive economic opportunity, create equitable access to education, and build a sustainable future through innovation. The program has four key areas of investment:

Attractive communities

We want to mitigate the negative impact of ASML’s growth and contribute to improvements and positive experiences in the community. Initiatives range from improving access to sports, arts and music to enhancing biodiversity and green spaces, and facilitating meaningful interactions between cultures.

Inclusive communities

We want to remove obstacles that hold back disadvantaged community members and create opportunities to help them reach their potential, while also unlocking the potential of students. Initiatives include our partnerships with weekend schools and donations to organizations supporting access to basic needs, such as food, shelter and clothes.

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STEM education

We promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to help expand the technical talent pool needed to help society address some of its key challenges. Initiatives include the ASML Junior Academy, set up with Mad Science to spark interest in STEM-related topics in schools.

ESG sustainability innovation

We support projects with great societal returns with our knowledge and expertise. Furthermore, ASML invests in ideation, startups and scaleups in our communities to retain a diverse innovation ecosystem that is attractive to the world’s top technical talent.

Employee giving

Through our global volunteering program, we encourage employees to become involved in their local communities by donating their time, skills and resources to charitable organizations. Every employee can use one day a year as a paid volunteering day. Some choose to donate their expertise as a STEM ambassador or a part-time teacher. Our Matching Gifts program gives employees a voice in the distribution of the company's philanthropic contributions. For ASML employees in eligible countries, we match their donations to nonprofit organizations euro-to-euro up to a cumulative amount of €10,000 per employee, per calendar year.

Community engagement

For a detailed overview of ongoing projects and activities under our Community Partnership Program, check out the community engagement section.

Find out more about our sustainability strategy