NXP is committed to the prevention of pollution and conservation of the earth's natural resources, both locally and globally. NXP does this through the development of sustainable products, materials, and manufacturing processes. We drive continual improvement of our processes to protect the environment by designing, implementing and maintaining a management system and programs to achieve our objectives. We also require that our contractors and suppliers adopt prudent environmental principles and practices. We are working to be an industry leader in reducing, reusing, and recycling waste.
Key environment 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, uses NXP EHS expertise to share resources with and appoint people to programs and projects worldwide, develops EHS requirements for manufacturing sites, and defines EHS targets.
NXP complies with applicable legislation and regulation. Where laws and regulations do not meet our standards, NXP adopts its own, leading and vigorously implementing standards to protect the environment. NXP drives continual improvement in its performance by designing, implementing and maintaining a management system and the programs to achieve its objectives.
Our environmental program focuses on environmental issues including:
The ISO 14001 certification program specifies the requirements for an Environmental management system. The specifications help organizations control their risks and improve their performance. Manufacturing sites and some non-manufacturing sites (Eindhoven, Caen) are ISO14001 certified. The certificates can be viewed here.
To ensure that everyone at our sites has the right skills and disciplines to minimize environmental risks, employee training is conducted 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 management.
We use a Sustainability Management System to gauge our performance. Our reporting manuals contain reporting instructions for these systems, including definitions, procedures, and calculation methods. Environmental data is reported and validated by the Sustainability Office quarterly. Data is reported on every manufacturing facility that a) we own, rent, or lease and manage, b) has 50 or more people working in production, and c) is consolidated for our financial reporting.
Additional non-manufacturing data is collected and can be found on the global warming page
The Sustainability Office validates data and information entered in the Sustainability Management System according to the frequency given in the reporting standards. Validation consists of the following steps:
The Sustainability Office performs monthly reviews with all front/back-end industrial sites. During these reviews, we examine the results from our Sustainability Management System, discuss the progress of improvement projects, and set expectations for the next period.
To ensure reliable, accurate, and complete reporting, the Sustainability 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.
On the following pages you'll find more information about how we handle important environmental topics, including global warming; energy, water, and waste; and materials. We also share how our products are designed to be more sustainable. Specific data can be found in the interactive charts tool.