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Environmental Health & Safety

Across all levels of our business, we’re cultivating a safety culture to empower and protect our people.

It’s every business’ responsibility to contribute to a safe, sustainable future. At Lam, we know we’re no exception.

We are committed to the sustainable management of environmental, health, and safety concerns while ensuring compliance with applicable government standards and regulations. By aligning ourselves with these factors, our goal is to provide productive, responsible solutions across our business while ensuring the safety of our employees, communities, and the environment.

Our commitments

Global Quality

Here’s how we hold ourselves accountable for delivering best-in-class product quality:

  • View quality from our customer’s perspective
  • Design quality into our products, services, and business processes with regular accountability reviews
  • Respond with agility when non-conformances are discovered to eliminate the risk and prevent recurrence
  • Continuously develop and improve skills, business processes, product quality, technology, service, delivery, and overall value

We meet these commitments with rigor and integrity, through clearly documented quality objectives, and robust management reviews.

We perform, safely

Whether they work at a lab, an office, or a manufacturing site, we want every employee at Lam to get home safely each day. Accordingly, we implement strict safety protocols, use risk controls, and prioritize safety training. We’re proud that our recordable injury rate has remained below the industry average for more than five years.

Our global Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Policy outlines our commitment to protect all Lam personnel and minimize risk by preventing employee illness and injury. The policy guides us to be accountable for our safety performance as it relates to our employees, our products, and the environment. The EHS policy applies to every employee everywhere Lam operates around the world.

EHS mission

We are relentless about keeping people safe, providing a healthy workplace, and minimizing our impact on the environment. Every day, everywhere we operate.

EHS vision

Our goal is to integrate a mindset and culture of EHS excellence into every aspect of our business. This helps us accelerate innovation, enabling our customers to shape the future.

Global EHS policy

Lam is committed to the sustainable management of environmental, health and safety (EHS) as a core business principle. Consistent with Lam’s Guiding Principles and Core Values, we integrate EHS considerations into all aspects of our business, including the products we design and services we provide. We seek to enhance productivity and responsibility by:

  • complying with all applicable laws, regulations and other standards to which we subscribe
  • providing a safe, injury-free workplace and minimizing our environmental impact
  • delivering value throughout the lifecycle of our products
  • continually improving our EHS management systems, culture and performance for our customers, company and employees

Our executives and managers are measured and held accountable for the safety and environmental performance of the business. Every Lam employee has a responsibility to understand and support this commitment.

Since 2003, Lam Research has been certified by the international environmental management system standard, ISO 14001. We are also a charter member of SEMI® Global Care™ and maintain reports of EHS performance, which are made available upon request.

EHS governance and management

We govern our safety programs through a multi-tiered system that includes corporate governance, business-unit involvement, and site-level EHS leadership, in addition to other committees and reviews. Within this system, we monitor our safety performance at the enterprise, regional, and site levels, with responsibility and oversight from our CEO. Our EHS leadership team uses Lam’s global incident tracking system to assess and monitor safety trends with quarterly reviews at both business group and executive leadership levels. Lam’s Board of Directors also reviews the company’s recordable injury rate on a quarterly basis.

Our site and regional EHS teams use a layered approach to conduct annual safety risk assessments of their local operations. Similarly, our field teams use a Rapid Field Risk Assessment process to manage risks at our customers’ sites.

Safety training and engagement

To uphold our commitment to safety, we invest in prevention-based practices and education, including training, awareness programs, and emergency preparedness procedures. Our people managers in Field Support, Manufacturing, R&D, Warehouse Operations, and Logistics Operations all undergo formal safety leadership training to enhance their skills in safety management and communication. We emphasize practices aimed at proactively preventing ergonomic injuries, including through general health and safety training, job-specific training programs, and ergonomic assessments.

Our safety standards apply to all Lam employees and contractors. We screen our contract workers to assess their safety performance and require their compliance with the safety standards set forth in our Contractor Handbook.

Environmental, Social, and Governance Report

Lam Research

Learn more about our specific programs and initiatives in the latest annual report.

Caution regarding forward-looking statements


Statements made on our Company webpage that are not of historical fact are forward-looking statements and are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relate to, but are not limited to: our goal to be net zero by 2050, our ESG strategy and related goals, our renewable electricity goals, our continued commitment to business integrity, the strength and effectiveness of our ethics and compliance framework, our environmental footprint, sustainability in our industry, our social impacts, our inclusion and diversity initiatives, and the sustainability of our products and operations. Some factors that may affect these forward-looking statements include: trade regulations, export controls, trade disputes, and other geopolitical tensions may inhibit our ability to sell our products; business, political and/or regulatory conditions in the consumer electronics industry, the semiconductor industry, and the overall economy may deteriorate or change; the actions of our customers and competitors may be inconsistent with our expectations; supply chain cost increases and other inflationary pressures have impacted and are expected to continue to impact our profitability; supply chain disruptions have limited and are expected to limit our ability to meet demand for our products; the severity, magnitude, and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic (and the related governmental, public health, business, and community responses to it), and its impacts on our business, results of operations, and financial condition, are evolving and are highly uncertain and unpredictable; and widespread outbreaks of illness may impact our operations and revenue in affected areas; as well as the other risks and uncertainties that are described in the documents filed or furnished by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including specifically the Risk Factors described in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and our quarterly report on Form 10-Q. These uncertainties and changes could materially affect the forward-looking statements and cause actual results to vary from expectations in a material way. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.