NXP has a clear and widely communicated procedure in place for reporting concerns within our operations. We
conduct training and post the grievance SpeakUp line at our sites, on the internet and our internal intranet. All employees within NXP and any outside stakeholder, whether it is a supplier or NGO ,for example, can report incidents to NXP.
The Ethics Committee monitors and initiates investigations. The sustainability office supports the Ethics Committee when requested. The Ethics Committee along with the Sustainability Office then considers the approach to the allegation. These discussions focus on the grievance, the remediation plan when violations are substantiated and a corrective action plan is established.
The Ethics Committee consists of the NXP’s SVP and Chief Corporate Counsel, an executive representative from Human Resources, the Director Environment Health and Safety and the NXP Chief Audit Executive. The Ethics Committee advises the Management Team in defining and deploying the Code of Conduct, assure the completeness of recording of the allegation of misconduct and assure appropriate action has been taken for the allegation of misconduct. The assurance part of the role is managed by a subcommittee of the Ethics Committee consisting of the SVP and Chief Corporate Counsel and the Chief Audit Executive. The Ethics Committee is supported by a secretary. The Ethics Committee reports to and provides assurance to the Management Team and the audit committee to the NXP Board of Directors about the completeness and adequacy of the actions taken on allegations of misconduct.
At our sites, we make use of communication programs to ensure that every employee is fully informed. Information about the whistleblower and complaint channels are clearly communicated, free, easily accessible, and visible (grievance box, SpeakUp service, posters, etc.) Workers are trained, upon hire and in a language they understand, on the whistleblower policy.
Worker-management engagement is openly practiced at all sites, such as regular worker-management coffee talks or dialog sessions to programs where workers can raise concerns directly to the site general manager. In NXP, workers are free to raise concerns and suggestions to management. NXP continues to explore new innovative methods to enhance the worker-management engagement process to ensure that workers’ voices are effectively addressed.
In addition, when worker interviews are conducted during an audit, the worker receives a business card that has the grievance local phone number and the email address if they have additional information, concerns or they endure retaliation for speaking with the auditor.