Our approach

to sustainability

We are convinced that a sustainable culture is good for the planet, for our people and for all our stakeholders.

Pioneering. 25 years of sustainability reporting.

Recognized. DJSI Included in World and Europe indices.

Committed. 2027 Carbon neutrality objective.

*in 2021

Sustainability has been in our DNA for more than 25 years and is an integral part of who we are.

That is why we will continue to strive to build a more sustainable world.

Committed to sustainability for over three decades

Committed to sustainability for over three decades

In the early 1990s, we were one of the first multinational companies to implement an environmental policy, complete with publicly disclosed targets that went beyond legal requirements.

Since then, we have increased our commitments even further.

Discover all our actions
  • 1987
    Business conduct & ethics policy
  • 1993
    Environmental policy
  • 1997
    First environmental report
  • 2001
    Creation of the ST Foundation

Focus on actions

2002
Safety certification

2002
Safety certification

We were one of the first semiconductor companies certified OHSAS 18001, replaced in 2022 with ISO 45001. We committed to putting people first.

We were one of the first semiconductor companies certified OHSAS 18001, replaced in 2022 with ISO 45001. We committed to putting people first.

Check out how we prioritize people

2005
Responsible operations

2005
Responsible operations

We were amongst the first members of EICC (now RBA, Responsible Business Alliance), deploying sustainable and responsible practices in our operations and then engaging our suppliers to do the same.

We were amongst the first members of EICC (now RBA, Responsible Business Alliance), deploying sustainable and responsible practices in our operations and then engaging our suppliers to do the same.

See how How we monitor and develop suppliers

2019
GHG reduction goal achieved in advance

2019
GHG reduction goal achieved in advance

By implementing strong mesures in our sites, and with the support of standardized management systems (ISO14001, ISO 50001...), we reached our 2025 CO2 reduction goal 6 years ahead of target and took our environmental strategy to next level.

By implementing strong mesures in our sites, and with the support of standardized management systems (ISO14001, ISO 50001...), we reached our 2025 CO2 reduction goal 6 years ahead of target and took our environmental strategy to next level.

Follow our Our journey towards carbon neutrality

2022
Sustainability report 25th anniversary

2022
Sustainability report 25th anniversary

We published our 25th Sustainability report, a significant milestone following our pioneering efforts in this field.

We published our 25th Sustainability report, a significant milestone following our pioneering efforts in this field.

Read our latest Sustainability report

Establishing a robust sustainability governance

Openness and accountability are key. That is why our President and CEO regularly updates our Supervisory Board on our sustainability roadmap, risks and opportunities, including climate-related risks, as well as our sustainability strategy and performance.

Our  Sustainability Committee, created by the Supervisory Board, aims to support and advise on the Board’s responsibilities regarding sustainability. The committee has five members.

Our President and CEO regularly updates our Supervisory Board on our sustainability roadmap, risks and opportunities, including climate-related risks, as well as our sustainability strategy and performance.

Responsibility for sustainability lies with Rajita D’Souza, President, Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility, who chairs our Sustainability Council (composed of 14 members, representing the key functions within the organization). The Council validates the strategy and ensures that each department and site have the means to deploy the related corporate programs.

The Corporate Sustainability department is responsible for developing our sustainability strategy and programs. It is supported by a network of over 100 local Sustainability and EHS Champions who manage the programs and monitor our performance across all sites and organizations.

At our main sites, Sustainability Committees manage the local governance and take decisions related to deploying the strategy.

Our ST Sustainability Goals (SG)

Sustainability is embedded throughout our entire business.
Our Sustainability charter describes our commitments and goals.

SG #1 ≥20% of our revenues from new product lines by 2025.

SG #1 ≥20 % of our revenues from new product lines by 2025.

SG #2 ≥33% of our revenues generated from Sustainable Technology products by 2027.

SG #2 ≥33 % of our revenues generated from Sustainable Technology products by 2027.

SG #3 ≤0.15% Recordable Case rate by 2025. (work-related injuries and illnesses, including contractors)

SG #3 ≤0.15 % Recordable Case rate by 2025. (work-related injuries and illnesses, including contractors)

SG #4 ≤2% Severity Rate each year. (work-related injuries and illnesses, including contractors)

SG #4 ≤2 % Severity Rate each year. (work-related injuries and illnesses, including contractors)

SG #5 100% of manufacturing sites recognized for social responsibility by 2025.

SG #5 100 % of manufacturing sites recognized for social responsibility by 2025.

SG #6 20 countries with STEM partnerships by 2025.

SG #6 20 countries with STEM partnerships by 2025.

SG #7 ≥30% women recruited in all exempt positions each year.

SG #7 ≥30 % women recruited in all exempt positions each year.

SG #8 ≥20% women in every management level by 2025.

SG #8 ≥20 % women in every management level by 2025.

SG #9 GHG Be carbon neutral by 2027 in all direct and indirect GHG emissions from scope 1 and 2, and indirect emissions from transportation for scope 3.

SG #9 GHG Be carbon neutral by 2027 in all direct and indirect GHG emissions from scope 1 and 2, and indirect emissions from transportation for scope 3.

SG #10 100% Renewable energy sources by 2027 through energy procurement and green energy installations.

SG #10 100 % Renewable energy sources by 2027 through energy procurement and green energy installations.

SG #11 150GWh Energy consumption reduction every year until 2027.

SG #11 150 GWh Energy consumption reduction every year until 2027.

SG #12 20% Reduction of energy consumption per wafer by 2025 vs 2016.

SG #12 20 % Reduction of energy consumption per wafer by 2025 vs 2016.

SG #13 20% reduction of water consumption per wafer by 2025 vs 2016.

SG #13 20 % reduction of water consumption per wafer by 2025 vs 2016.

SG #14 ≥50% of the water we use recycled each year.

SG #14 ≥50 % of the water we use recycled each year.

SG #15 <3% of waste landfilled each year.

SG #15 <3 % of waste landfilled each year.

SG #16 95% of waste reused or recycled by 2025.

SG #16 95 % of waste reused or recycled by 2025.

SG #17 100% of our employees have access to and are aware of our ethics and compliance support line.

SG #17 100 % of our employees have access to and are aware of our ethics and compliance support line.

SG #18 100% of exempt employees sign an agreement to comply with our Code of Conduct and related procedures.

SG #18 100 % of exempt employees sign an agreement to comply with our Code of Conduct and related procedures.

SG #19 100% of hazardous substances are managed under the highest standards such as HSPM or RMI.

SG #19 100 % of hazardous substances are managed under the highest standards such as HSPM or RMI.

SG #20 100% of our at-risk suppliers are assessed and audited every year.

SG #20 100 % of our at-risk suppliers are assessed and audited every year.

SG #21 20% defects reduction per production unit by 2027 vs 2020.

SG #21 20 % defects reduction per production unit by 2027 vs 2020.

SG #22 ≥10% employee engagement rate at least 10% above local norms in all major countries by 2025.

SG #22 ≥10 % employee engagement rate at least 10% above local norms in all major countries by 2025.

SG #23 Yearly report our progress on all our long-term goals, following the most advanced standards.

SG #23 Yearly report our progress on all our long-term goals, following the most advanced standards.

SG #24 100% of manufacturing sites certified ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 14064, ISO 50001.

SG #24 100 % of manufacturing sites certified ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 14064, ISO 50001.

Leading recognition of our performance

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
CDP the world’s leading environmental disclosure platform
FTSE4Good Index Series

Each year, socially responsible investment (SRI) rating agencies, analysts and investors evaluate our corporate behavior and performance based on a wide range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics.

Our sustainability performance is recognized worldwide. We are included in SRI indices and sustainability rankings such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World and Europe, CDP, FTSE4Good, and Bloomberg Gender Equality Index.

Embedding sustainability in our value chain

Sustainability has been a cornerstone of our business model and culture for a quarter of a century. As such, we implement programs to manage our impacts, opportunities and risks at each step of our value chain.

Playing our part in industry and international organizations

We have been a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact since 2000 and a member of the Responsible Business Alliance since 2005. As part of our sustainability mission, we aim to promote the electronic industry’s potential in all countries in which we operate.

We are members of numerous trade associations, working alongside other semiconductor businesses to shape the future contribution of the industry to society and consider the environmental impact.

RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS ALLIANCE

WORLD SEMICONDUCTOR COUNCIL

SEMI

Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The SDGs set by the United Nations define global sustainable development priorities and aspirations for 2030.

As a multinational company, we believe we have a responsibility and a role to play in helping to achieve these goals.