Advancing Humanity

Since our founding, KLA has used our expertise and innovative thinking to overcome monumental challenges and improve lives. We continue to advance humanity with technologies and ideas that inspire action by making strides in leadership, opportunity, innovation and stewardship.

Sustainable Profitability.

Focused on Driving Sustainable Profitability and Growth

Our Areas of Impact

Advancing Leadership


VP promotions are from within KLA

Our solutions move industries forward, but our people make it happen. We empower today’s leaders—and tomorrow’s—by infusing our foundational values into everything we do.

Advancing Innovation


invested in R&D over the past 4 years

Through significant investment in research and development, KLA makes the best use of our diverse ideas, collaborative teams and passion for excellence to advance innovation and tackle our customers’ most complex problems.

Advancing Opportunity


total community giving in 2021

We strive to help build a world where everyone can reach their full potential. That means keeping our employees healthy and happy, nurturing an ethical, inclusive and diverse culture, strengthening our communities, and ensuring that we uphold human rights and safe working conditions across our supply chain.

Advancing Stewardship


of company-wide waste is diverted from landfills

By introducing programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve water and decrease waste streams we’re advancing stewardship and shaping a more sustainable future.

Our ESG Journey

Proactively managing our environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts is an integral part of our mission to advance humanity. Our ESG strategy serves as a roadmap to get us there—informing our decisions, holding us accountable for progress within our business and our communities, and helping our customers achieve their own ESG goals.

We are on a journey to continually improve our understanding of the evolving ESG topics most relevant to KLA, manage them accordingly, and drive improvements in our performance. In August 2022, KLA announced a new target to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 50% by 2030 from our 2021 baseline and a target to achieve net zero Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2050. The Scope 1 and 2 reduction goal is informed by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) Corporate Net-Zero Standard.

Progress achieved in 2021:

  • Announced our goal to use 100% renewable electricity across our global operations by 2030.
  • Developed a new and improved greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory baseline.
  • Completed limited third-party verification of our GHG inventory for Scopes 1 and 2, Scope 3 business travel, and our renewable energy progress.
  • Conducted first in-depth climate risk and opportunity assessment following the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

As we look ahead to further reduce our climate impact, we will evaluate and announce progress toward the development of Scope 3 emissions reduction goals by the end of 2023.


Global Impact Report

Making an impact that contributes to advancing humanity has long been a part of the KLA DNA, and we remain committed to our purpose in everything we do — through leadership, opportunity, innovation and stewardship.



KLA Foundation

KLA Foundation is committed to advancing humanity by investing in our communities to create a more equitable, inclusive and accessible world. We believe making an impact requires listening, ongoing collaboration, patience, and a holistic understanding of human needs.  KLA Foundation strategically partners with organizations that know their communities best to create upstream solutions for sustainable change and empower our employees to get involved in causes that are close to their hearts.

ESG Resources

  1. CDP Reports

    CDP is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states, and regions to manage their environmental impacts. Our annual CDP reports disclose how we measure and manage our risks and opportunities related to climate change and water security.
    2022 CDP Climate Change Read the Report 2022 CDP Water Security Read the Report
  2. KLA’s Global Human Rights Standards

    At KLA, we are committed to upholding the human rights and dignity of all people. Working ethically and complying with our legal obligations have always been central to the way we conduct business.
    Read the Standards

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