NXP’s purchasing policies require our suppliers to certify that they comply with NXP standards and with the laws of the country or countries where such suppliers do business. In 2015, NXP inserted language into our supplier contracts that require suppliers to abide by the NXP Supplier Code of Conduct. Suppliers submit a signed conformance letter stating that they abide by the NXP Supplier Code of Conduct.
All NXP suppliers are required to go through an annual Supplier Risk Assessment and complete an NXP Self-Assessment.
NXP works with all of our suppliers to meet our requirements. We provide suppliers with opportunities to rectify problems and implement a corrective action plan. It is our goal to improve worker conditions and make an impact on the supply chain, not just pass or fail. In the rare instance that a supplier is unable or unwilling to meet our requirements and work on a corrective action plan, NXP will terminate the business relationship.
NXP suppliers must have adequate and effective written employment policies and procedures. Suppliers must take measures to ensure compliance with laws on recruitment of workers in sending and receiving countries. Suppliers must ensure workers are not required to pay fees, deposits, or debt repayments for their recruitment or employment. Suppliers must provide the worker, prior to departure or hiring, with accurate written details of working conditions in the host country, including nature of work, wages, benefits, and duration of contract at the time of recruitment in the workers' native language. Suppliers must not require workers to surrender original identification documents. Suppliers must also ensure the same with its employment agencies. Suppliers must ensure that workers are free to leave their employment upon giving reasonable notice, with no penalty. Suppliers must not place unreasonable restrictions on movement of workers and their access to basic liberties. Suppliers cannot require workers to participate in any form of forced savings or loan program where repayment terms are indicative of debt bondage or forced labor. Suppliers must clearly communicate the NXP’s Supplier Code of Conduct and requirements pertaining to recruitment of workers. Suppliers must regularly evaluate these contractors’ performance and conformance against these requirements.
NXP has adopted an Employer Pays policy in the recruitment of workers. This policy is a clear contractual agreement with partners in our supply chain. The NXP Employer Pays policy requires that the supplier shall be responsible for payment of all fees and expenses. Such fees and expenses include, but are not limited to expenses associated with recruitment, processing, or placement of workers.
Additional details on NXP’s efforts to investigate ethical recruitment practices is available in our ethical recruitment documentary.
NXP's Ethical Recruiting Documentary
Product Content Restrictions
NXP is required to provide information and evidence to its customers of compliance to the European Union‘s Directive on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), and other product regulations such as Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). Suppliers shall, therefore, meet the requirements of the NXP “ECO-Products Substance Control for Products and Packaging”. The supplier must provide NXP with full material content declarations and provide annual analytical test reports performed by a third-party laboratory certified to ISO/IEC 17025. For all material groups, specific substances shall be analyzed annually on a homogeneous material level to verify compliance with the NXP requirements. NXP’s “Dark Green” Policy specifically targets materials that should not contain RoHS Substances, Halogens and Antimony Oxides above the established limits. Suppliers 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 attest that such information is true and correct to the best of their knowledge.
Below are the requirements requirements for suppliers providing product and packaging materials to NXP. It includes, next to hazardous substance restrictions also the requirements for the testing and reporting of substances in supplied materials. In conjunction with these requirements, NXP will monitor the quality of Supplier's substance management system following IEC QC80000 guidelines.
ECO-Products Substance Control for Products and Packaging
Responsible Sourcing of Materials
Suppliers must have a policy to reasonably assure that the minerals in the products they manufacture do not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups that are perpetrators of serious human rights abuses around the world. Key areas of concern include the Democratic Republic of Congo and adjoining countries and other high-risk regions for the extraction or transit of raw materials.
Tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold smelters and refiners must be certified by an approved third-party audit program. Suppliers must exercise due to diligence on the source and chain of custody of these minerals and make their policies and due to diligence measures available to NXP upon NXP’s request. In addition, suppliers must submit Conflict Mineral Reporting Template (CMRT) to NXP.
NXP is participating in a number of engagements to address the conditions related to the minerals in the supply chain. We are also participating in initiatives to add cobalt and other minerals to the scope and are committed to continuous improvement of the entire conflict minerals due to diligence infrastructure.
More information regarding our conflict minerals program is located on the NXP Conflict Minerals website.