To be a sustainability leader, we must drive progress toward a sustainable society. This means enabling ground-breaking technology that solves some of humanity’s toughest challenges.

Our contribution to a digital, sustainable future

Increasing digitalization can pave the way to a society that is more environmentally and socially sustainable for everyone. It relies on the semiconductor industry’s ability to produce faster, more powerful microchips that are energy-efficient and affordable.

But the benefits our industry brings come at a cost, including energy and resource use. We are committed to innovating and investing to enable our company and the industry to reduce our negative impact.

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics have become increasingly important to our customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders and society. We aim to respond to the continuously evolving needs of our stakeholders in the best way with our ESG sustainability strategy.


We focus on the ESG sustainability topics where we can have the biggest impact. For these so-called material topics, we define policies, targets and actions, and disclose progress against them in our annual reports.

Our approach

When we act sustainably as a business, it benefits everyone. We want to grow our company and increase our positive impact while minimizing our negative impacts on the environment and people.

Our ESG sustainability strategy 

Our aim is to create long-term sustainable value for our stakeholders, while also contributing to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our ESG sustainability strategy extends from our production operations, logistics and business facilities, to our suppliers, and our products and services, including their downstream impact. We have identified the nine key themes across E, S and G where we can reduce the negative impact and amplify the positive (see below).

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 and climate action and a circular economy.


Social: We want to ensure that responsible growth benefits all our stakeholders – we aim to offer an attractive workplace for all, to build and maintain a responsible supply chain, to fuel innovation in our ecosystem and to be a valued partner in our communities.


Governance: We act on our responsibilities and aim to fully anchor them in the way we do business through our focus on integrated governance, engaged stakeholders and transparent reporting.

For more information, download our sustainability policy and see our latest annual report for more on our sustainability performance.

Key ESG benchmarks and rating agencies

Our ambition is to be a top performer in ESG sustainability. ESG benchmarks and rating agencies give us objective insights into our performance and how we compare with industry peers. We focus on benchmarks that are recognized by our stakeholders, that are the most relevant in helping us drive continuous improvement, and that rely mostly on publicly available information.

ESG benchmark20222023Comment
Sustainalytics10.9 (low risk)
9.4 (low risk)We are ranked #1 in our industry
MSCIAAAAAAAAA is the highest possible score
CDPBA-Our score in CDP climate (A is highest)
RBA (Responsible Business Alliance)Low riskLow riskBased on RBA’s Self-Assessment Questionnaire

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.

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