Responding to the SDGs
Implementing the 9 focused SDGs as our priorities, integration and reporting develops.
Good Health and Well-being
Minimize the use of hazardous substances and reduce emissions to air, water and soil.
NXP minimizes the use of hazardous substances through phase out programs wherever technically possible. We mitigate the risks through engineering controls, process optimization to reduce emissions to air, water and soil.
NXP supports employee and community programs for health and wellness with a focus on increasing physical activity and promoting a healthy lifestyle. There is global participation in company-organized initiatives aimed at serving our local communities through employee volunteerism.
Promote the advancement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education globally.
NXP collaborates with schools and institutions to bring quality education to our next generation. Through our community engagement, sponsorships, employee volunteerism and employee giving we are committed to promoting educational endeavors that encourage students to learn about STEM subjects.
Clean Water and Sanitation
Manage and conserve water use and ensure high standards of effluent and wastewater treatment.
Our goal for 2020 is to reduce our normalized water consumption by 30% from a 2010 baseline. We consumed about the same amount of water now as we did in 2010 on a normalized basis. However, we have increased our water recycling rate by 19% since 2010, and are close to using the same amount of recycled water and non-recycled water.
At NXP, we promote environmental management with the goal of helping resolve social issues such as maintaining clean water supply for our communities. Our projects focus on the reduction of water consumption in manufacturing and increased onsite water reuse/recycling.
We monitor and manage the quality of wastewater discharged into the communities in which we operate by utilizing onsite water treatment facilities and continuous monitoring/testing as required by local authorities. We treat our discharge water before it is returned.
Affordable and Clean Energy
Manage and conserve the consumption of energy in our operations and offices.
In 2020, we aimed to develop energy-efficient manufacturing processes and reduce our normalized electricity consumption by 30% in 2020 from a 2010 baseline. We consumed about the same amount of electricity now as we did in 2010 on a normalized basis. However, we have increased our renewable energy consumption to 27% and in 2020, our Nijimegen wafer fab became the first manufacturing facility to run on 100% renewable energy.
Annually, each site has energy conservation projects to reduce our energy consumption. In addition, NXP will gradually increase our consumption of renewable energy based on availability options in the area in which we operate.
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Protect labor and human rights while working in safe and secure environments for our own employees, in our supply chains and communities.
The NXP Sustainability Policy and NXP’s Supplier Code of Conduct requires decent and safe working conditions, decent living quarters, wage and benefits.
Working hours shall not be more than 60 hours per week, except in emergency or unusual situations. Workers shall have at least one day off after six consecutive work days.
NXP’s goal is to have zero work-related injuries, using the standard of the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for measuring and reporting. For a semiconductor company, NXP has a low total case injury rate (TCIR). We did not meet our zero work related injury goal. However, we did record a historical low injury rate od 0.08 in 2020.
NXP collaborates, trains, audits and re-audits our factories and our supply chain to verify that the health and safety of workers are compliant to the NXP Social Responsibility Auditable Standards. These standards address the living and working conditions are safe and healthy.
Engage with external stakeholders to analyze our Social Responsibility and Human Rights programs, and to use NXP-led initiatives to improve the lives of workers who may have suffered human-rights abuses.
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Provide clean and environmentally sound technologies and operations that address societal demands, foster innovation and build sustainable infrastructures.
NXP technology solutions support sustainable energy management for green cities and homes. These applications include smart appliances, smart building designs and smart homes, using technology to making them more connected, convenient and secure.
NXP is committed to taking a leadership role for the next generation of Industrial IoT (IoT) and Industry 4.0 applications, enabling greater machine safety, connectivity and productivity.
NXP’s chemical-management projects aim to create new ways to reduce certain chemicals and replace them with environmentally friendly alternatives. For example, we are introducing the newest abatement systems in our factories to reduce our emissions of PerFlourinated Compounds (PFCs), which are categorized as direct (Scope 1) emissions. We have also designed and implemented new tools in our testing procedures to reduce the amount of emissions from heat-transfer fluids that contribute to Scope 1 emissions
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Implement upgraded practices to deliver optimized solutions for automotive safety security.
NXP technology solutions make systems smarter and more secure. This includes real-time communication systems for the vehicle-to-vehicle infrastructure and secure smart cards for more intelligent urban transportation system.
In the coming years, cities worldwide will begin deploying Intelligent Roadside Units (RSUs) powered by NXP technologies to help reduce traffic congestion, increase safety, improve emergency response more.
Responsible Consumption and Production
Manage and efficiently use chemicals, natural resources and reduce waste through prevention and reduction.
NXP implements due diligence processes to reasonably assure that all minerals in our products are obtained, produced and used in a socially responsible manner. We partner with responsible suppliers to source minerals that do not contribute to human rights abuses.
We design and provide products that meet all relevant regulatory and customer-defined restrictions on the use of substances. We deliver products that are responsibly sourced and produced without using banned chemical substances.
NXP’s goal is to phase out hazardous substances in a responsible manner. NXP’s 2020 goal for recycling was to recycle 90% of generated waste. We did not meet our goal of 90% recycled waste, with a 69% recycle rate at the end of 2020.
Develop energy efficient technology and mitigate climate change risks within our operations.
NXP technology helps reduce CO2 emissions by lowering the energy consumption in end products, by doing things like improving the flow of traffic, enabling electric driving and making end-user electronics more energy efficient.
Our chips lower emissions by reducing energy consumption and by enabling automated, vehicle-to-vehicle traffic communication. Smart solutions in battery control and energy management enable efficient use and regeneration of energy, resulting in lower emissions in electric and hybrid vehicles.
We also increase the energy efficiency of power adapters, thereby reducing power consumption in 5G networks and enabling energy-friendly edge processing for IoT devices.
We met our 2020 goal of reducing our normalized carbon footprint by 30% from a 2010 baseline.
We continually work to optimize site mission reductions, increase the number of abatement projects and substitute chemicals to reduce emissions from our processes.