imec corporate social responsibility


Take a look at how the goal of a sustainable future guides our research and our internal organization.

Can technology improve our lives? We believe it can. The true question is: how do we make sure that it does? And how do we know that we take the right actions? That benefit everyone.

One part of the answer is: by working together. Our belief in collaboration is even greater than our faith in technology. To ensure that our efforts fit into a worldwide framework that promotes sustainability, we support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2019, we selected the Sustainable Development Goals on which we primarily – though not exlusively – focus our research, because we believe nano- and digital technology can greatly speed up their progress.

In 2022, imec was awarded with the UNITAR SDG Pioneer certificate. An acknowledgment of the fact that, for three years in a row, we managed to implement an action plan addressing all SDGs.

imec awarded with SDG Pioneer certificate
Green IC industry white paper

The green transition of the IC industry

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2021 Sustainability Report

The 2021 Sustainability Report gives a true picture of imec’s social, environmental and ethical performances & engagement, relevant for imec stakeholders and imec employees. It is a transparent and public statement about ambitions and progress towards the goals.

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2021 Gender Equality Plan

The 2021 Gender Equality Plan reports on the gender-related actions taken by imec in 2021, the action plan for 2022, and imec's long-term ambitions on Gender Equality.

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Our sustainable development goals

Smart health
SDG 3: good health and well-being

smart education
SDG 4: quality education

SDG 7: affordable and clean energy

Smart industry
SDG 9: industry, innovation and infrastructure

SDG 11: sustainable cities and communities

SDG 12: responsible production and consumption

SDG 13: climate action

SDG 17: partnership for the goals