We provide leading-edge technologies that enable electronic devices to deliver superior performance while reducing their energy consumption. Our research and development is at the cutting edge of driving down energy demands for computing power by increasing the number of calculations per kilowatt hour. As we help our customers reduce transistor size, through our research and development and the equipment we manufacture, we are supporting greater energy efficiency that can be realized in a wide range of different applications throughout the world by everyone. But we believe that we should do this while reducing our own impact to the environment.
We are certified to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard at all of our manufacturing and engineering sites worldwide. This sets a framework for our environmental programs and performance, but our vision and ambitions go beyond this framework.
Our approach to environmental stewardship starts with our philosophy of ZERO HARM! We believe that we can make the world a better place through responsibly managing our energy and water consumption, our product environmental footprint, and our enabling technologies. To drive this, we have set Global Environmental Targets, and we measure and report our progress annually.
Water. We Care. We Conserve. Every Drop.
Water is one of the Earth’s most valuable resource. It cuts across all socio-economic factors. Clean water is taken for granted in many parts of the world and is not an unlimited resource.
ASM operations and the products we develop and sell depend on water availability and quality, and we recognize our part in protecting this valuable resource for our communities and globally.
Our impact on water resources associated with our operations and the equipment we design and sell, includes supply quality requirements, availability, and discharge quality. We continuously strive to reduce our impact through direct conservation efforts, responsible water discharge, and addressing associated triggers to water security including climate change. We engage with our stakeholders on water security, and through this strive for progress that exceeds minimum regulatory requirements wherever applicable. We align our approach with recognized standards, policies, and guidelines, including the OECD, the United Nations SDGs, and recognized water stress risk initiatives, and we set targets and objectives to measure our progress. We communicate our progress annually through the CDP Water Security report and our Annual Report, and drive progress on water security in our Supply Chain.
In 2016, we initiated a five-year target cycle for reducing our environmental footprint in key areas that are applicable to our business and aligned with industry standards, including the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standard for the semiconductor industry.
Our environmental targets and results for 2016-2020 were:
The scope of these objectives was our primary Engineering and Manufacturing sites in the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and the US. As we look to the next horizon of 2025 and beyond, we are setting objectives to further improve our environmental footprint. These objectives will be announced in the second half of 2021.
To read more about our environmental strategies, including our approach and response to climate change, and targets and performance, please see our