Statement of the CEO



“Sustainability is key to our future success.”

Stephan Haferl

Chief Executive Officer

Comet is committed to a strategy based on responsible and sustainable action. This is an important part of our value proposition to customers, investors and employees as we constantly strive to build an even more high-performing organization. In fact, for many years, we have already been following practices such as using green electricity, conserving resources, helping people in need, supporting educational projects and respecting equality and diversity. But we would like to do even more to fully live up to our responsibility as a corporate citizen. In this spirit, we are tackling these topics in a structured and global way in order to systematically improve our performance on the path to a future worth living for generations to come.

In 2023, we faced considerable challenges due to the powerful correction in the semiconductor cycle. Despite the demanding market environment, we made significant progress by focusing on the implementation of our strategy, while at the same time pushing ahead with our sustainability program. For us, sustainability is about much more than paying lip service – it is an ethos that we want to ingrain deeply in our culture. Determined to stand behind our promise, we have further developed our climate strategy, strengthened our social engagement and accorded the elements of good corporate governance the importance they deserve.

We firmly believe that our technologies can contribute to a better, fairer and more sustainable world. To this end, we will continue to focus on developing solutions that add value for our customers while protecting the environment and honoring the needs of society. We are proud that sustainability is well on track to become an integral part of our corporate culture.