NXP Semiconductors is committed to respecting human rights and upholding the values and high standards of ethics as expressed in our NXP Code of Conduct.
NXP shall not traffic in persons or use any form of slave, forced, bonded, indentured, or prison labor. This includes the transportation, harboring, recruitment, transfer, or receipt of persons by means of threat, force, coercion, abduction, fraud, or payments to any person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation.
As a responsible corporate citizen, we seek to ensure that safety and ethical standards are maintained throughout our supply chain. We expect our suppliers to respect human rights, including maintaining policies and procedures to prevent the use of child or forced labor. Our suppliers are obliged to comply with NXP’s Supplier Code of Conduct and all applicable laws, rules and regulations. The NXP Supplier Code of Conduct uses the structure and contains language from the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®) Code of Conduct, version 4.0, and includes additional, NXP specific, requirements, amongst others on human trafficking and slavery.
NXP reserves the right to conduct audits of key suppliers to ensure compliance with the NXP Supplier Code of Conduct. These audits can be done either by NXP employees or by contracted, independent third parties or a combination. Unannounced audits may be part of the program. NXP has a zero-tolerance policy for the presence of forced and child labor. If zero-tolerance items are identified, we may provide such supplier with an opportunity to rectify the problem and implement a corrective action plan. Should a supplier continues to fail to meet our standards, NXP seeks to eliminate such supplier from our supply chain.
NXP routinely conducts training for employees to adhere to our NXP Code of Conduct and to ensure our employees have a clear set of standards and guidance for conducting business with integrity and compliance with the law. Additionally, we train employees whose job functions include supply chain procurement to comply with all laws in all locations, which includes laws prohibiting slavery and human trafficking. NXP’s disciplinary policy permits the termination of any employee for even a single breach of its Code of Conduct. NXP continues to update its policies, procedures and training as needed to seek appropriate safeguards in its operations and supply chain.