Mar 31, 2021
Tokyo Electron (TEL) announced today a plan to reduce its use of wooden packaging materials1 by 50% by the fiscal year ending March 2024, for the purpose of reducing the impact of TEL’s operations on the global environment by encouraging the use of more recyclable/reusable materials. As part of this plan, the company gradually replaces its wooden crates used for shipping products with those made of reinforced cardboard. TEL further aims to reduce the environmental impact by fast-tracking the adoption of a modal shift.2
Upholding “Technology for Eco Life” as a slogan, we will continue to reduce our environmental impact well into the future, in keeping with our Corporate Philosophy of “We strive to contribute to the development of a dream-inspiring society through our leading-edge technologies and reliable service and support.”
1: Wooden materials used for packaging semiconductor manufacturing equipment
2: Modal shift: A change from one freight transport mode to another that is more advantageous; for example, switching the transport mode from automobiles and airplanes to railways and ships could result in reduced environmental impact.