Materials – Managing hazardous materials

Materials

Managing hazardous materials

To produce semiconductor devices, NXP uses various chemicals and materials, both in wafer fabs, assembly and test, and the final products sold. Some of these chemicals and materials are highly specific and vital to NXP’s process technologies and products. Compared to other industry sectors, the semiconductor industry uses more chemicals and materials, but typically in lower volume and in a highly controlled way. We have several programs in place that regulate our use of hazardous chemicals, and we comply with some of the toughest standards in the industry for protecting our customers, our employees, and the environment.

NXP has the ambition to be ahead of new chemical legislation and customer requirements. NXP must at all times, comply with all relevant legislation in force. Chemical management is therefore one of the cornerstones of NXP’s sustainability program. There are two primary goals of our chemical management programs. First, we must control the risks posed by chemicals in NXP production processes, with respect to the safety and health of workers and to the environment (pollution, global warming, ozone depletion, etc.). Second, we must ensure that any products and their packaging supplied by NXP onto the market pose no or negligible risk, due to the presence of hazardous chemicals, to customers or to the environment.

Corporate Environment

Corporate Environment Health & Safety

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