NXP® has earned the trust of our partners and customers by maintaining the highest standards of conduct and ethics. It's a proud tradition, founded in respect and dignity, that defines not only how we do business, but how we treat our people.

The importance we place on maintaining high ethical and corporate social responsibility is reflected in, among other things, our commitment to the labor and human rights of our employees. Our codes, standards, programs, and audit procedures are built around the recognition that everything we do in connection with our work must reflect the highest possible standards of ethical business conduct and respect for labor and human rights.

NXP is responsible for providing a work environment in which ethics, integrity, and trustworthiness are accepted and shared, not just among ourselves but with all our stakeholders, including the communities in which we operate and work. We support the aim of the International Labor Organization (ILO) to arrive at universally accepted labor standards and have therefore adopted internal policies, standards, procedures and guidelines with respect to the topics discussed below. NXP became an Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) member in April 2014. NXP fully supports the vision and goals of the EICC. The requirements from the EICC Code of Conduct are either part of NXP's own Code of Conduct or have been included in NXP policies, standards, and procedures. NXP also commits to apply similar requirements to its suppliers, through the NXP Supplier Code of Conduct, and to monitor application of the Supplier Code to the best of its ability.

Purchasing and Operations management are responsible for ensuring that our standards are cascaded and deployed to key suppliers, contractors, and distributors.

Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (gBCAT)

Human trafficking is a violation of human rights and is ethically intolerable. Modern slavery must be abolished and businesses must help end its existence. The business community has a role to play in efforts to end human trafficking, including all forms of forced labor and debt bondage, which are the 21st century's manifestation of slavery.

With this in mind, NXP joined the global battle against human trafficking by co-founding and actively supporting the Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (gBCAT). Since 2012, gBCAT has mobilized the expertise, resources, and voice of its coalition members to help fight against human trafficking, which includes all forms of forced labor and sex trafficking, most notably child prostitution.

gBCAT is a thought leaders' forum to develop and share best practices for addressing the vulnerability of businesses to human trafficking in their operations. The coalition is an opportunity for the members to work together across different sectors and regions, each playing their own part, suited to their sector and comparative competencies. Member companies pursue collaborative initiatives such as training employees, raising awareness, sharing best-practices, and informing public policy.

More information regarding the organization and programs of gBCAT can be found on the official gBCAT website. NXP's official statement on human trafficking and slavery can be found here.

Focus areas

As a responsible employer, NXP demands the highest standards from its facilities, locations, and organizations. We have specific standards in place regarding labor and human rights. These standards are to be to be strictly followed by all NXP suppliers, contractors, and external manufacturers, and are thoroughly tested during our yearly internal and external audits.

NXP's auditable standards on labor and human rights consist of the following categories:

Findings 2014

We started our specialized audit program in 2012, and then gave it a full rollout in 2013. The initial audits at NXP sites revealed no significant issues or violations relating to workers' rights, health and safety, or environmental compliance. The audits identified areas where further improvements can be made, particularly in having formalized and strengthening site-specific social responsibility processes and management systems. Subsequent annual re-audits of NXP sites have found major improvements and significant reduction/elimination in issues found in the baseline audits conducted in 2013.