2022 Emissions Performance Snapshot

Our roadmap to carbon neutrality includes Scope 1 and 2 targets that put NXP on a clearly-defined path to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement goals.

Carbon Footprint

We measure our carbon footprint according to the GHG Protocol, a set of internationally recognized standards for quantifying and reporting GHG emissions. We report on all three of the protocol's defined categories: Scope 1 (direct emissions), Scope 2 (indirect emissions, owned) and partial Scope 3 (business travel and product transportation). The main contributors to our carbon footprint are emissions from purchased electricity, our use of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) and heat-transfer fluids (HTFs).

Scope 1 Emissions

The GHG Protocol defines Scope 1 emissions as direct emissions from company-owned and controlled resources, including process emissions (from onsite manufacturing) and stationary combustion (fuels, heating sources, etc.).

Our Scope 1 emissions include PFCs, HTFs, emissions from the consumption of fossil fuels and emissions of the Kyoto gases, including Nitrous Oxide (N2O) and Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6).

In 2022, demand for our products increased. As a result, we used larger amounts of processing chemicals that are classified as Scope 1 emissions. Since 2021, our absolute Scope 1 emissions increased by 3%, however, our absolute Scope 1 emissions by 18% since 2012.

Since 2012, our efforts to optimize our processes, upgrade tools, and install abatement equipment have lowered our normalized Scope 1 emissions by 32%. Additionally, our normalized Scope 1 emissions decreased by 6% compared to 2021.

Scope 2 Emissions

The GHG Protocol defines Scope 2 emissions as indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy supplied by a utility provider. At present, all of our Scope 2 energy use consists of electricity. We use our energy providers' actual, market-based emission data when we calculate our Scope 2 emissions.

Our normalized Scope 2 emissions decreased by 12% compared to 2021 and decreased 34% compared to 2012. These improvements reflect our increased focus on energy conservation and the use of renewable electricity.

Although demand for our products increased in 2022 by 9% compared to 2021, causing an uptick in overall electricity use, our absolute Scope 2 emissions decreased by 4%. Since 2012, our absolute Scope 2 emissions have decreased by 21%

Scope 3 Emissions

The GHG Protocol defines Scope 3 emissions as indirect emissions, not included in Scope 2, that occur in the value chain of the reporting company. Our Scope 3 emissions are currently limited to business travel and product transport. We continue to work with our supply chain to further quantify Scope 3 emissions.

Non-Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Our non-greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which include nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), mostly come from our manufacturing processes, including the use of chemical solvents in the photolithography process, but also from our boilers and emergency generators.

NOx, SOx and VOCs

Since 2011, we have seen a significant reduction in non-greenhouse gas emissions. This includes decreases in emissions related to NOx, SOx and VOCs compared to 2021 levels. However, we still have an increase in VOCs since 2012, due in part to the expansion of the Systems on Silicon Manufacturing Company (SSMC) facility in Singapore.