NXP believes a company’s corporate responsibility is to continuously improve through our actions to make a positive impact on society. As a technology company, we want our stakeholders and employees motivated and excited to work for a responsible company and design products that can change the world.
NXP believes that, by building on innovation and providing technologies that directly address societal demands, some of the most exciting times for NXP lie ahead. NXP will continue to carry out corporate responsibility and do our best to be good corporate citizens for the future. We believe the semiconductor industry is poised to take on new challenges. Using the latest semiconductor technologies, which produce tiny circuits that can perform advanced functions with relatively low power consumption. Our industry can help address some of the most compelling challenges we face as a society. Issues relating to energy efficiency, mobile populations, national and personal security, and caring for the health of a growing and rapidly aging world population.
In particular, our industry has the potential to directly address our dependence on fossil fuels and minimize carbon emissions. Semiconductors are already reducing the power consumption of server farms and making consumer appliances operate more efficiently. They're also accelerating the deployment of:
It is our collective responsibility, as an industry, to continue this trend of being proactive as we create value for consumers, the environment, and society as a whole.
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This corporate responsibility report provides an integrated online overview of the economic, environmental and social aspects of NXP’s business activities and products. In December of 2015, NXP merged with Freescale Semiconductor. This report reflects the combined company’s information for 2015, as the previous report was reporting solely on former NXP. This report is reviewed and updated regularly throughout the year and follows the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines as the main reference for its content. The report includes all NXP operations and joint ventures in which we have a majority share. Reporting of employment information is for year end of 2015 that combines data from both legacy NXP and former Freescale. Environment, health and safety (EHS) performance indicators measure the EHS performance of our manufacturing facilities from 2010 through 2015.
Significant changes have influenced our reporting:
Our commitment to corporate responsibility is at the heart of our ethical standards, policies and business practices. To help guide a global team of approximately 31,000 employees, we developed programs around these key elements: Business Ethics and Transparency, Environment Health and Safety, Human Rights, and integration of Corporate Responsibility into our supply chain.
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NXP conducts assessments that aim to align corporate responsibility goals with NXP’s business objectives. We incorporate feedback to inform us of the key corporate responsibility issues and their impact on our business. In defining these focus areas, we interviewed our stakeholders, researched best practices in the industry, studied the legislative landscape and reviewed the results from our participation in various industry associations.
As a result, each category that we report on meets three criteria:
Some of the issues that we have determined to be of most material value are Social, Environmental, and Supply Chain Responsibility. Such topics that we believe are of greatest interest to our stakeholders, who want to make informed decisions about NXP’s environmental and social performance are:
Sustainability is the responsibility of the CEO and the NXP management team. NXP has a Social Responsibility Board and an EHS Board, responsible for setting the Sustainability and EHS related vision, policies, standards and improvement plans that relate to risk, health and safety. It is supported by our Insurance and Risk Management Department, our Business Continuity Management Office, and our Facilities and Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Councils, which consist of senior EHS managers from our worldwide sites and Sustainability Office.
The Social Responsibility and EHS Boards have executive level members representing operations and business groups. The Social Responsibility and EHS Boards establishes the strategy and sets targets, while the sustainability and EHS office performs operational functions. These targets include managing environmental, health, and safety conditions, overseeing the management of chemicals, monitoring and controlling sustainability related data, supporting customers and contracts, coordinating social investment, liaising with industry associations, and delivering internal and external communications on sustainability.
The sustainability office meets regularly with the boards to discuss and review NXP’s and our supplier’s performance. Any issues of non-conformance are handled in the sustainability office and if needed, issues are escalated to the board.
Our Environmental, Health and Safety Board is, among other things, responsible for setting our EHS vision, policies, standards and improvement plans that relate to risk and health and safety. It is supported by our Insurance and Risk Management Department, our Business Continuity Management Office, and our Facilities and Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Councils, which consist of senior Facilities and EHS managers from our worldwide sites and the Sustainability Office.