All NXP manufacturing facilities conduct annual risk assessments for Environment covering the ISO standard. The risk assessments allow the sites to evaluate potential risks or environmental hazards, weigh them against the likeliness of occurrence, and proactively mitigate those risks and hazards through programs, procedures, and engineering controls.
Self-assessments are done annually via a checklist that each site completes, evaluating the Management System elements of the ISO standard. Each site follows up with their findings of their corrective actions. As a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) each NXP factory completes an RBA Self-Assessment questionnaire that addresses environment as well as management systems.
NXP Corporate EHS conducts internal audits at each manufacturing site. This is completed along with a third-party consultant, if necessary, and a senior EHS manager from a different site. These internal audits are conducted every 2 years and audit findings are categorized according to severity. The corrective actions for these findings are formally reported and tracked via an audit management system.
Third-party audits are conducted by our registrar (LRQA). Each year, on average, they evaluate two sites in addition to Corporate EHS. LRQA determines which sites are audited each year. A sampling of compliance and management systems are audited and a formal report is issued and corrective actions are tracked until we demonstrate to LRQA that they are effectively closed.
Each NXP manufacturing facility has a Social Responsibility audit supported by a NXP-approved third-party audit firm. NXP facilities are required to demonstrate success in the deployment of environment as part of the social responsibility audit. All facilities should not have any core violation findings as specified by the NXP standards on Social Responsibility. The Social Responsibility audits include many different components, such as document reviews, employee, and management interviews and facility inspections.