Dutch company ASML is the world market leader in lithography systems for manufacturing computer chips, which are used across all areas of daily life. Within the scope of its annual Supplier Days, ASML recognizes suppliers for their excellent performance. Plansee HPM was awarded the Sustainability Excellence Award 2022 in the Netherlands at the end of September.
This was largely thanks to Plansee's sustainability strategy. This encompasses environmental topics such as 100% use of renewable energy, a group-wide tungsten recycling rate of 74%, and the ambitious goal of becoming CO2-neutral by 2030. For many years, Plansee has also guaranteed customers that raw materials are procured exclusively from socially, ethically, and ecologically sustainable sources, while observing strict guidelines in accordance with the globally applicable Code of Conduct.
In addition to implementing its own measures to become even more sustainable, sustainability is also at the heart of Plansee's collaboration with ASML. The focus here is on extending the service life of components by means of refurbishment or repair. "If components really have come to the end of their service life and can neither be reused nor refurbished, we can recycle these for ASML. We therefore maintain an overview of the complete life cycle management in order to make this even more sustainable," says Andreas Feichtinger, Managing Director of Plansee HPM.