Expanding efforts with the goal of achieving net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2030

Oyama, Tochigi; August 25, 2022 — Gigaphoton Inc. (Head Office: Oyama, Tochigi; President and CEO: Katsumi Uranaka), a manufacturer of lightsources used in semiconductor lithography, has announced that it has signed a purchase agreement for the purchase of “J-Credit” certification on August 24 JST.

Amid various weather-related disasters in recent years, more than 120 countries and regions have set “carbon neutrality by 2050” as a goal under the Science Based Target (SBT) derived from the Paris Agreement adopted in 2015. In addition, the semiconductor industry is also aiming to achieve the goal even earlier.

Gigaphoton has set a goal of virtually eliminating its own carbon dioxide emissions (SCOPE 1 and SCOPE 2 under the “GHG Protocol”) by 2030, and is taking various steps to achieve it.

As part of Gigaphoton’s efforts to reduce emissions and offset emissions, Gigaphoton has concluded an agreement to purchase certificates under the J-Credit System, which certifies the amount of carbon dioxide emission reductions and carbon dioxide absorption through appropriate forest management.

Katsumi Uranaka, President & CEO of Gigaphoton said, “As efforts to become carbon neutral are accelerating around the world, Gigaphoton is committed to taking the lead in addressing environmental issues. The conclusion of this purchase agreement is one of the initiatives we are taking to achieve the goal of virtually zero emissions under SCOPE 1 and SCOPE 2 by the year 2030. At the same time, we are working to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the Gigaphoton lightsources used in our customers’ factories by improving each module, extending its life, and developing power-saving lasers. As a supplier of lithography lightsources which are essential for semiconductor manufacturing, we take environmental issues seriously and contribute to the global environment through various initiatives”.

About GIGAPHOTON

Since it was founded in 2000, GIGAPHOTON has delivered valuable solutions to semiconductor manufacturers throughout the world as a manufacturer of light sources. In every stage from R&D to manufacture, sales, and maintenance services, GIGAPHOTON is committed to providing world-class support delivered from the perspective of everyday users. For more information, please visit https://gigaphoton.com/

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