Supplier Risk Assessments
To enhance the effectiveness of our supplier social responsibility program, NXP performs risk assessments of its suppliers. Given the risk levels, suppliers can be required to fill out a self-assessment questionnaire and/or suppliers can be incorporated in the audit program, with the audits to be executed by NXP, an external certified auditing body or a combination thereof.
NXP uses the EICC supplier self-assessment questionnaire and encourages suppliers to do so. The questionnaire is intended to promote Supplier awareness of social and environmental responsibilities and to enable suppliers to assess their conformance levels with regard to the NXP Supplier Code of Conduct.
NXP may require suppliers, depending on their risk profile, to complete a self-assessment questionnaire, which will be made available to them, and to provide all of the supporting evidence requested.
The supplier social responsibility program includes an audit cycle in order to provide both NXP and suppliers with a regular status overview of conformance with the NXP Supplier Code of Conduct. The audit is the evaluation process conducted by an NXP in-house, an external certified auditing body or a combination thereof, in order to determine the supplier‘s level of conformance and the critical areas of improvement. All auditors that participate in the program are qualified auditors and have extensive experience. In order to give a representative picture of a supplier‘s overall sustainability performance, audits are not restricted to production lines which are set up exclusively for NXP products but cover an entire supplier site.
For the purpose of confidentiality, results of audits initiated by NXP are shared with the supplier but are not disclosed to other parties without permission of the supplier.
The suppliers to be included in the audit program are determined by NXP based on the individual supplier‘s risk profile.