Lam’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report for 2016 is now available and highlights the commitment our employees hold for making the world a better place. In his letter below, President and CEO Martin Anstice shares his thoughts on the role Lam plays within the industry and our global communities.
Technology continues to redefine the world and what is possible for companies and individuals everywhere. The semiconductor industry today touches nearly every person on the planet as our customers continue to push the limits of what is possible and aspire to change the world through their products and services.
Success is no longer defined exclusively by improving chip performance – it’s about delivering solutions to the most pressing problems of the world, from energy-efficient smart homes to predictive medicine to transportation solutions such as autonomous cars.
Now more than ever, Lam’s unique strengths in innovation, integrity, teamwork, and achievement are positioning us to play an important role in this transformation. These strengths are also how we integrate sustainability into our business. We employ our Core Values and commitment to our communities to organize how we approach sustainability.
Solving New Challenges: This year, we held a crowdsourcing campaign to collect ideas and feedback around opportunities to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions across our product portfolio. This campaign allowed us to “think outside the box” and work collaboratively to build on ideas. Throughout the six-week campaign, we had more than 600 participants and received over 240 ideas. Lam gave awards for the top three ideas based on their feasibility, innovativeness, and energy impact.
Reducing Environmental Impacts: We made significant progress toward our long-term goals to improve our environmental and energy performance. We have reduced our greenhouse gas emission intensity by over 20% from a 2012 baseline and realized significant energy savings from energy efficiency projects in our facilities.
Promoting STEM Education: Many Lam employees are passionate about inspiring the next generation of scientists and promoting science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. Beyond just giving money, they generously contribute their time. In 2016, we had more than 400 students visit our facilities around the world to learn about our work. This provides invaluable opportunities for students to get hands-on exposure in addition to book learning, and it also reminds us all how exciting science can be.
Engaging Employees in Wellness: In 2016, we implemented new wellness programs to empower our employees to cultivate healthy lifestyle choices. Since April 2016, nearly 2,000 employees worldwide are actively participating in the global wellness platform.
Going forward, we hope to continue accelerating our efforts around sustainability through a focus on innovation and continuous improvement across all aspects of our business. We would like to recognize the contribution of our employees and thank them for their ongoing commitment to sustainability.
Continue reading the full report on our website.