NXP's Auditable Standards on Social Responsibility is widely regarded as one of the most stringent sets of auditable standards in the industry. It begins with a rigorous deployment of the standards to all NXP facilities, through capacity building and regular audits of our global manufacturing sites, we ensure that the standards are implementable. Then we deploy the standards to our supply chain and external manufacturers.
Audits help us accomplish our objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. At present, we have in place different but complementary internal audit types: system audits that assess the continued and sustained compliance to the NXP and Certification standards, local and execution audits, and audits to improve NXP's Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) performance. Additionally, our customers and 3rd party certification auditors regularly conduct audits of our facilities. We work to address any issues identified in the audits.
The Auditable Standards on Social Responsibility consist of the following categories:
NXP has auditable standards in place for freely chosen employment, child-labor avoidance, working hours, wages and benefits, humane treatment, nondiscrimination, freedom of association and collective bargaining, and diversity. More information about NXP's policy towards labor and human rights can be found in the Labor and Human Rights chapter.
NXP has auditable standards in place for occupational safety, emergency preparedness, occupational injury and illness, industrial hygiene, physically demanding work, machine safeguarding, sanitation, food, housing, health & safety communication, worker health, and safety committees. More information about NXP's policy towards health and safety can be found in the Health and Safety chapter.
NXP has auditable standards in place for adequate and effective programs to reduce or control pollution and conserve resources, ensure safe handling of hazardous materials, and provide workers with adequate training and personal protection equipment. More information about NXP’s policy towards the environment can be found in the Environment chapter.
NXP has auditable standards in place for business integrity, appropriate disclosure of information, fair business/advertising/competition, data privacy, and whistleblower protection/anonymous complaints. Information about NXP’s policy, organization and implementation towards ethics can be found in the Ethics chapter.
NXP requires our internal and external sites to have policy statements, endorsed by executive management, that cover corporate social and environmental responsibility and affirm their commitment to compliance and continual improvement. There also are clearly identified company representatives in place who are responsible for implementation of the management systems and associated programs. Senior management reviews the status of the management system on a regular basis.
Additionally, programs shall be in place to identify the labor practices and ethics risks associated with the operations performed. There shall be determination of the relative significance for each risk, and implementation of appropriate procedural and physical controls, to control the identified risks and ensure regulatory compliance. At all our sites, we there shall be a process in place for communicating clear and accurate information about policies, practices, expectations, and performance to workers, suppliers, and customers.