NXP is committed to providing a workplace that is healthy, safe, and free of occupational injury and illness for all employees. NXP managers and employees are actively involved in promoting our safety-first program.

NXP has one of the lowest injury rates in the semiconductor industry. While this accomplishment is something we are very proud of, there is still more that can be done.

2020 Performance

2020 goal: Achieve zero workplace injuries and illnesses.

Overview

Health

We are committed to a culture that fosters a healthy and productive workforce. Health and wellness encompass physical and emotional health, social support and spiritual wellness.


Health Programs

Medical

All our manufacturing sites employ occupational-health specialists, and most have onsite clinics. Most of our non-manufacturing sites employ occupational-health specialists as well. We contract doctors at certain locations for job-related medical services for our employees. We offer comprehensive health-insurance plans and many of our sites organize annual physicals and preventive health screenings, including flu shots.

Physical

Several of our global sites offer subsidized gym-membership plans, access to fitness classes, and/or onsite fitness facilities. In addition to physical fitness, we offer programs and guidance on nutrition, weight loss and avoiding unhealthy habits, such as smoking, drinking and drug use.

Emotional/Mental

Employees are offered resources and assistance programs to find and/or consult with specialists for mental well-being and help in dealing with major life events.


Safety

Safety experts supervise protective measures and create safe and ergonomically friendly workplaces, including areas of production, other technical areas and office workplaces.

Our proactive safety initiatives include the following:

  • Employee emergency response teams regularly trained
  • Safety committees/councils include non-management employees
  • Multiple grievance mechanisms in place for directly or anonymously raising safety concerns to management
  • Safety walkthroughs performed by trained managers
  • Monthly meetings with global Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) leadership
  • Discussions held regarding any accidents or incidents, including first aid, near misses and high-potential incidents
  • Prevention measures and safety practices adapted to different situations

Governance

Key health and safety principles are embedded in our Corporate Sustainability Policy, a document signed and approved by our CEO. The Sustainability Policy is developed and deployed by the Sustainability Management team.

EHS Management Board

Chaired by the the EVP of Global Operations and supported by executives and senior leaders. Responsible for strategy and policy approval, and proper sourcing.

Sustainability and EHS Leadership Team

Set strategies, develop policies and goals while monitoring metrics.

EHS Site Teams and Standards Committees

Implement site strategies, policies, goals and report on metrics monthly.

Site Worker Committee

Non-EHS worker participation to identify risk, assist in incident investigation and promote awareness.

Certification

Training

Employee training is conducted worldwide regularly throughout the year to ensure all employees have the knowledge and skills needed to control and minimize potential health and safety risks. This includes on-the-job training, and specialized trainings in:

  • Chemical management and handling
  • Emergency response drills
  • Job specific safety analysis and training
  • Ergonomics
  • Other awareness training as needed for identified risks and hazards

Results

In 2020, there were no incidents that resulted in fines or sanctions in connection with non-compliance of health and safety laws or regulations. There were no fatal work-related accidents for our workers or contractors.

Injury by Category

Validation

The Sustainability Office validates the information entered in the Health and Safety database. Validation consists of the following steps:

  • Check for completeness of data (locations and parameters)
  • Compare data from the reporting period with data from previous periods
  • Determine whether changes in data are significant
  • Seek explanations for significant data changes
  • Compare related data (e.g. number of illnesses and injuries versus lost workdays)
  • Investigate notable events

The EHS teams at each factory meet weekly with the senior management to review performance results, the progress of improvement projects and expectations for each project milestone.

To ensure reliable and accurate reporting, we conduct internal audits of our factories, large offices and R&D sites, checking for proper reporting procedures and data trails.

Responding to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic placed our global Health and Safety teams under extreme pressure to keep essential workers healthy and safe while also transitioning non-essential workers to a work-from-home setting.

Each site faced unique challenges, and collaborated to implement best practices for a variety of situations, including the following:

Protection of Essential Employees

  • Onsite temperature checks, self-assessments
  • Onsite evaluations to assess need for increased air-flow capacity, higher-grade filters and more frequent filter replacement
  • Increased Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies for all employees and implemented more frequent cleaning
  • New hand-sanitation stations
  • Reduced or eliminated meeting-room capacity
  • Staggered shift changes and breaks to prevent crowding and maintain social distancing

Work-From-Home Transition

  • Quickly and safely transitioned the majority of non-manufacturing employees from the office to work-from-home settings
  • Provided tools and resources, such as ergonomic self-assessments, guidance and online support
  • Let employees use their NXP office equipment, such as desks, chairs, monitors, keyboards, mice and headsets, in their home working environment

We want to hear from you!

Contact NXP’s EHS team at corpehs@nxp.com
Contact NXP’s Sustainability team at csr@nxp.com