Lam Research Releases 2022 ESG Report

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Lam Research Corp. announced significant advancements in its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives with the publication of its 2022 ESG report.

According to Tim Archer, the president and CEO of Lam Research, the semiconductor industry has a vital role in shaping the future, and with this role comes the responsibility to prioritise sustainability. As Lam continues to innovate and lead technological breakthroughs, it remains committed to ensuring the long-term sustainability of both the industry and the planet.

Lam's global ESG programme adheres to rigorous standards, transparency, and best-in-class practices. Their ninth annual report showcases the data and success stories behind their ESG achievements in 2022. Notably, Lam became the first U.S.-based semiconductor equipment manufacturer to have its near-term emissions reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

Lam has made substantial progress in reaching its ESG goals, surpassing its 2025 objectives for water conservation and employee volunteer hours. As a result, the company has adjusted its targets in these areas to reflect the new accomplishments.

Fostering Future Innovation

Lam actively sponsors and participates in various industry and university events that address critical challenges within the semiconductor field. One such event was the 2022 technical symposium, where experts from academia and industry gathered to exchange knowledge and explore cutting-edge technologies focused on advancing environmental sustainability in semiconductor fabrication.

Additionally, Lam's venture group, Lam Capital, organised a start-up pitch competition during the symposium and awarded the winning team, xLight, a $250,000 investment. xLight is developing an energy-efficient technology for photolithography.

Supporting a STEM Talent Pipeline

To contribute to the development of a strong STEM talent pool, Lam pledged a $10 million donation to the nonprofit organisation FIRST® Global. This commitment aims to bring science and technology education to young people worldwide, creating opportunities for continuous discovery and inspiring the next generation of innovators.

Enhancing Industry Collaboration

Lam is dedicated to building a responsible and sustainable semiconductor ecosystem by collaborating closely with companies within the industry and across the globe. The company joined the UN Global Compact, the world's largest sustainability initiative, in its pursuit of shared responsibility for creating a better world. Lam also played a key role in the establishment of the Semiconductor Climate Consortium, a collaborative effort with SEMI to accelerate the industry's response to climate change.

Developing a Sustainable Supply Chain

Lam understands the importance of environmental sustainability throughout its supply chain and actively engages with suppliers to assess their performance on human rights and climate action. In 2022, Lam successfully involved 100% of its top-tier suppliers in sustainability opportunities through climate pledges, training, and events.

Integrating Green Product Features

Lam places a strong emphasis on developing smarter and more efficient products and processes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In 2022, they introduced new sustainability features, including the ECO Mode for their 2300® and Sense.i® etch tools. This innovative feature enables energy savings during idle mode and contributes to faster tool recovery.

Receiving Awards and Recognitions

Lam received numerous accolades in 2022 for its commitment to ESG practices. For the second consecutive year, the company was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America, which recognises the top 20% sustainability performers among the 600 largest U.S. and Canadian companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

Lam also received prestigious supplier awards from its customers in 2022. The company's dedication to ESG principles earned it recognition in various industry publications, such as Fortune's Worlds Most Admired Companies, Newsweek's list of America's Most Responsible Companies, Forbes World's Top Female Friendly Companies, and the Human Rights Campaign's Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.

For further insights into Lam's environmental, social, and governance strategies and achievements, refer to Lam's comprehensive 2022 ESG report.

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Source: PRNewswire


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