News › Jen­op­tik recei­ves ASML Sus­taina­bi­lity Excel­lence Award

Jen­op­tik has been awarded the 2021 ASML Sus­taina­bi­lity Excel­lence Award for its sus­taina­bi­lity stra­tegy. The Jen­op­tik divi­sion Light & Optics impres­sed with its sus­taina­bi­lity tar­gets “Increase Re-use” and “Ensure Busi­ness Continuity”.

The Dutch com­pany ASML, the world’s lar­gest pro­vi­der of litho­gra­phy sys­tems for the semi­con­duc­tor indus­try, reco­gni­zes the achie­ve­ments of its stra­te­gic sup­pli­ers during their annual Sup­plier Days with awards in the cate­go­ries of qua­lity, logi­stics, tech­no­logy, costs, and sus­taina­bi­lity. Jen­op­tik recei­ved the 2021 ASML Sus­taina­bi­lity Excel­lence Award for its efforts and suc­ces­ses in this last category.

The issue of sus­taina­bi­lity is a glo­bal chall­enge and it is inte­gral to how every busi­ness divi­sion ope­ra­tes. Sus­taina­bi­lity covers much more than just envi­ron­men­tal aspects, such as redu­cing CO2 or avo­i­ding waste. Taking social and eco­no­mic respon­si­bi­lity is equally important, such as adhe­ring to ethi­cal prin­ci­ples and stan­dards with regard to health & safety, respon­si­ble sourcing of raw mate­ri­als and the neces­sary safe­guar­ding of cyber security.

Efforts of Jenoptik’s Light & Optics divi­sion to increase the re-use and recy­cling of elec­tro­nic com­pon­ents through highly stan­dar­di­zed repair pro­ces­ses have been par­ti­cu­larly suc­cessful. This has made it pos­si­ble to repair thou­sands of ASML modu­les, enab­ling spe­cia­li­zed elec­tro­nics to be re-used – ins­tead of being dis­po­sed of as waste. This approach was pos­si­ble not least because Jen­op­tik, as a long-stan­ding part­ner of ASML, fully under­stands the chal­lenges that arise during the pro­duc­tion of very com­plex, cus­to­mer-spe­ci­fic com­pon­ents with extreme manu­fac­tu­ring depth. For more than 25 years, Jen­op­tik has been sup­p­ly­ing ASML with sophisti­ca­ted opti­cal, opto­elec­tro­nic, and micro­op­ti­cal modu­les, which are used for the pro­duc­tion of tech­no­lo­gi­cally highly com­plex litho­gra­phy machines.

In addi­tion to “Increase Re-use”, the sus­taina­bi­lity tar­get “Ensure Busi­ness Con­ti­nuity” is ano­ther area in which Jen­op­tik divi­sion Light & Optics has signi­fi­cantly streng­the­ned its acti­vi­ties in the last year. Not least due to the cur­rent pan­de­mic situa­tion, com­pa­nies have lear­ned how important it is to take pre­cau­tio­nary mea­su­res to mini­mize the effects of excep­tio­nal, unfo­re­seeable events or emer­gen­cies – such as, fire, flood or even a pan­de­mic. As a sup­plier, Jen­op­tik is requi­red to plan ahead to ensure that the com­pany can still carry out its cri­ti­cal busi­ness func­tions during excep­tio­nal cir­cum­s­tances. With this in mind, exten­sive mea­su­res and plans have been put in place this year to fur­ther streng­then con­fi­dence in Jen­op­tik as a long-term and sus­tainable part­ner for its customers.
For Jen­op­tik, this award is both con­fir­ma­tion of what they have achie­ved and an incen­tive to con­ti­nue on this path. The award comes with prize money, which is top­ped up by the same amount by the award win­ner. The total amount will be used by the non-pro­fit orga­niza­tion Kin­der­sprach­brü­cke Jena (The Children’s Lan­guage Bridge Jena) for a variety of projects.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion on sus­taina­bi­lity is also available on the Jen­op­tik web­site and in our film “Enab­ling the Ama­zing” on our homepage.

About Jen­op­tik

Opti­cal tech­no­lo­gies are the very basis of our busi­ness: Jen­op­tik is a glo­bally active tech­no­logy group and is active in the three pho­to­nics-based divi­si­ons: Light & Optics, Light & Pro­duc­tion and Light & Safety. Under the TRIOPTICS brand, Jen­op­tik also offers opti­cal test and manu­fac­tu­ring sys­tems for the qua­lity con­trol of len­ses, objec­ti­ves and camera modu­les. Our key tar­get mar­kets pri­ma­rily include the semi­con­duc­tor indus­try, medi­cal tech­no­logy, auto­mo­tive and mecha­ni­cal engi­nee­ring, traf­fic, avia­tion as well as secu­rity and defense tech­no­logy indus­tries. Appro­xi­m­ately 4,300 employees work for Jen­op­tik world­wide. The Group’s head­quar­ters are in Jena (Ger­many). JENOPTIK AG is lis­ted on the Ger­man Stock Exch­ange in Frank­furt and is included in the SDax and TecDax. In the 2020 fis­cal year, Jen­op­tik gene­ra­ted reve­nue of approx. 767 mil­lion euros.

Jenoptik’s Light & Optics divi­sion is a glo­bally active OEM sup­plier of sys­tem solu­ti­ons and pro­ducts based on pho­to­nic tech­no­lo­gies. Here, the com­pany com­bi­nes com­pre­hen­sive exper­tise in the fields of optics, laser tech­no­logy, digi­tal image pro­ces­sing, opto­elec­tro­nics, and soft­ware. Under the brand TRIOPTICS, Jen­op­tik offers opti­cal mea­su­re­ment and manu­fac­tu­ring sys­tems for the qua­lity con­trol of len­ses, objec­tive len­ses, and camera modu­les. Cus­to­mers of the divi­sion Light & Optics include lea­ding plant and machine manu­fac­tu­r­ers as well as equip­ment manu­fac­tu­r­ers in areas such as semi­con­duc­tors, laser mate­rial pro­ces­sing, medi­cal tech­no­logy and life sci­ence, indus­trial auto­ma­tion, auto­mo­tive & mobi­lity, secu­rity, and also sci­en­ti­fic insti­tu­tes. The sys­tems, modu­les and com­pon­ents used help cus­to­mers to opti­mally mas­ter their future chal­lenges with the help of opti­cal and pho­to­nic technologies.


Les­lie Iltgen
Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons & Inves­tor Relations
Phone: +49 3641 65–2291
E‑mail: moc.kitponej@negtli.eilsel