The NXP Supplier Declaration on Sustainability (Declaration)
The Declaration follows the exact text of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition‘s Code of Conduct and includes additional, NXP specific, requirements on the Right to Organize, Collective Bargaining, Conflict Minerals, Human Trafficking, Hazardous Substances and Environmental Management Systems.
The NXP Supplier Declaration on Sustainability consists of five chapters and an Annex.
Chapter A formulates the human rights of workers. The labor standards comprise rules relating to employment that is chosen freely, prevention of child labor, working hours, wages and benefits, humane treatment, non-discrimination, and freedom of association.
Chapter B defines the workers‘ right to a safe and healthy working environment. The health and safety standards comprise rules regarding occupational safety, provisions for an emergency, occupational injury and illness, industrial hygiene, physically demanding work, machine safety, sanitation, food and housing.
Chapter C reflects the environmental responsibility of companies. The environmental standards consist of rules relating to environmental permits and reporting, pollution prevention and resource reduction, hazardous substances, waste water and solid waste, air emissions, and restrictions on product content.
Chapter D imposes upon Suppliers a management system designed to ensure (a) conformance with the applicable laws, regulations and customer requirements relating to the participant‘s operations and products; (b) conformance with the Declaration; and (c) identification and mitigation of operational risks relating to the Declaration. It should also facilitate continual improvement. The management system should contain the following elements: company commitment, management accountability and responsibility, legal and customer requirements, risk assessment and risk management, performance objectives with an implementation plan and measures, training, communication, worker feedback and participation, audits and assessments, corrective action process, and documentation and records.
Chapter E defines the highest standards of ethics that are required to meet social responsibilities, including rules relating to business integrity, unfair advantage, disclosure of information, intellectual property, fair business, advertising and competition and, protection of identity.
The additional NXP specific requirements are included in the annex and consist of:
Human Trafficking: The Supplier 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.
Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining: Supplier shall recognize and respect the freedom of its employees to choose whether or not to establish or to associate with any organization of their own choosing (including labor unions) without Suppliers' prior authorization. Supplier shall respect - within the framework of law, regulations and prevailing labor relations and employment practices - the right of its employees to be represented by labor unions and other employee organizations.
Environmental Management System: Supplier shall have ISO14001 certification or a plan to become certified.
Conflict Minerals: Supplier will take all necessary measures to prevent that any material, part, sub-component, component, or product supplied to NXP Semiconductors either directly or via third parties, contain any metals (Tantalum, Tungsten, Tin, Gold or Cobalt) derived from minerals originating from the Democratic Republic of Congo and its adjoining countries as defined in the Section 1502 of the “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act” and its affiliated laws or regulations.
Product Content Restrictions: Supplier shall meet the requirements of the NXP List of Hazardous Substances in Products and Packaging.
The NXP List of Hazardous Substances in Products and Packaging
The NXP List of Hazardous Substances in Products and Packaging forms an integral part of the NXP Supplier Declaration on Sustainability.
The NXP List of Hazardous Substances in Products and Packaging specifies substances that are not permitted in materials, parts, semi-finished goods and products at levels above our established threshold to ensure that no NXP products put on the market contain any substances that are restricted by law or other regulations, including the European Union‘s Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (commonly known as RoHS).
While most substances on this list are not permitted by law, a number of them are not permitted by NXP in view of upcoming legislation, their impact on the environment or on health & safety.
The NXP List of Hazardous Substances in Products and Packaging also contains a number of Restricted Substances. Use of these substances is allowed, but any use of these substances must be reported above the declaration threshold as specified in this list. Most substances are placed on this list because of health risks in their use and/or processing. Others are placed on this list because they limit recycling, because they are scarce or they have for instance a high environmental impact in mining. NXP encourages Suppliers to look for and start using alternatives.
Supplier have to certify that they have gathered and verified information about substances present in raw materials, parts or products it supplies to NXP using appropriate methods (i.e. internal design controls, declarations and analytical testing) to ensure its accuracy and completeness and that such information is true and correct to the best of its knowledge and belief.
Upon NXP's request, the Supplier shall provide NXP with full material content information using the NXP Material Declaration Form (NX3-00124) and/or Material Safety Data Sheets.
NXP requires Suppliers of product related materials to provide evidence of compliancy to the European Union‘s Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) at least once a year. Evidence is required in the form of test reports. These tests should be executed according to the IEC62321 standard and performed by an ISO/IEC 17025 certified third party laboratory.
For selected material groups additional evidence may be required such as halogen content to show compliancy with the NXP “Dark Green” requirements or the EU packaging and packaging waste directive.