NXP is committed to providing a workplace that is safe and secure, where every employee is empowered to achieve a healthy work-life balance. Our goal is to create a workplace that is healthy, safe, and free of occupational injury and illness for all employees. NXP employees are aware of their role and responsibility to fulfill and sustain NXP health and safety policies, management systems and standards, and are actively involved in promoting a safety culture.
The key Health & Safety principles are embedded in our Corporate Sustainability Policy as signed by the CEO. The Sustainability policy is developed and deployed by the Sustainability Management team. Within the Sustainability Management Teams, the Corporate Environment Health and Safety (EHS) Manager and the EHS Councils have several responsibilities. They establish EHS-related risk mitigation strategies, develop and deploy standards, programs, and procedures to benchmark and reduce EHS-related risks, use NXP EHS expertise to share resources with and appoint people to programs and projects worldwide, develop EHS requirements for manufacturing sites, and define EHS targets.
The EHS Council has defined an employee focused EHS program. The program covers employee-related issues, such as how to prevent and reduce occupational injuries, and involves staff training sessions on topics such as emergency and recovery procedures.
The Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001 certification program specifies the requirements for an occupational health-and-safety management system. The specifications help organizations control their risks and improve their performance. All manufacturing sites and some non-manufacturing sites (Eindhoven, Caen) are OHSAS18001-certified. The certificates can be viewed here.
To ensure that everyone at our sites has the right skills and disciplines to minimize the risks of illness and injury, we provide over one million hours of employee training worldwide each year. A range of educational programs provide on-the-job training and there is specialized training in environmental matters, quality controls, and chemical health and safety. Thanks to these trainings, the number of illnesses and injuries has gone down.
Chemicals are essential to our manufacturing processes, our R&D activities, and our laboratories. For this reason, we have in place strict mechanisms, based on risk assessment and risk-management measures, including technical safety measures, clear procedures, and thorough education and training. We also give special attention to emergency-response skills related to chemical management and working with chemicals. We conduct regular evacuation exercises and routinely practice for emergency situations. Many of our employees are volunteer members of Emergency Response Teams and receive dedicated training. We require that all our industrial sites have employees with professional emergency skills, and, at our larger office locations, we have employees trained for emergency response.
More information on chemical management can be found in the Materials chapter
Our Health & Safety Database is part of our Sustainability Reporting System, and connects all our industrial and non-industrial sites worldwide, providing consistent, reliable Health & Safety performance data for the company as a whole. We use a Sustainability Reporting System to gauge our performance in Health & Safety. Our reporting manuals contain instructions for these systems, including definitions, procedures, and calculation methods.
Health & Safety data is reported monthly and validated by the Sustainability Office quarterly. Within a current reporting year, data for new reporting organizations is added to the totals in the first quarter the information is consolidated, and data for divested reporting organizations is subtracted from the totals in the first quarter the information is deconsolidated.
In 2015, data reported covered 98% of our employees. We aim for 100% coverage.
The Sustainability Office validates data and information entered in the Sustainability Reporting System and Health & Safety databases according to the frequency given in the reporting standards. Validation consists of the following steps:
The EHS Operations Team performs monthly reviews with all front/back-end industrial sites. During these reviews, we examine the results from our Sustainability Reporting System and Health & Safety databases, discuss the progress of improvement projects, and set expectations for the next period.
To ensure reliable, accurate, and complete reporting, the Social Responsibility Office also conducts internal data audits of the industrial sites and the larger office and R&D sites. The audits check for proper reporting procedures and data trails and, in some cases, are supported by representatives from the quality and/or the EHS community.
NXP has not received any fines or sanctions in connection with non-compliance for Health and Safety laws and regulations.
Specific Health and Safety information can be found in the interactive charts tool.