Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promote sustained and inclusive economic growth, social development, and environmental protection in the interest of creating a world that is just, equitable, and inclusive. The UN SDGs provide NXP with a roadmap for how to combat global challenges related to economic, social, and environmental sustainability.

NXP’s sustainability work is aligned with the objectives of the SDGs in which 9 key SDGs were identified where NXP can contribute with our technology, within our operations, supply chain, and engagements with our stakeholders. Our products and programs focus on ensuring healthy lives, achieving dignity, prosperity, justice, and fairness for all people and protecting our planet for future generations.

“NXP commits to tackling the challenges faced by all of humanity.” Eric-Paul Schat, Senior Director of Sustainability and Environment, Health and Safety.

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The sections below regarding our Products, Operations, and Engagement links NXP’s commitment to the UN SDGs and our goals.


  • Industry, innovation, and infrastructure

    NXP technology solutions support sustainable energy management for green cities and homes. These applications range from appliances, smart building designs, smart homes making them more connected, convenient, and secure.

    NXP is committed to its leadership role for the next generation of industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 applications enabling greater machine safety, connectivity, and productivity.

  • Sustainable cities and communities

    NXP technology solutions make systems smarter and secure. These applications include real-time vehicle-to-vehicle infrastructure communication systems and secure public transportation smart cards for a more intelligent urban transportation system.

    Leading cities worldwide will employ Intelligent Roadside Units powered by NXP technologies to help smooth traffic flow, improve safety and emergency response, and provide additional services.

  • Responsible production and consumption

    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 around the globe.

    We design and provide products that meet all relevant regulatory and customer-defined restrictions on the use of substances.

  • Climate Action

    NXP technology helps reduce CO2 emissions by reducing the energy consumption in end-products, e.g. improving the flow of traffic, enabling electrical driving and making electronics energy efficient.

    NXP’s chips are reducing emissions through automated and vehicle-to-vehicle connected traffic by reducing energy consumption significantly. Smart solutions in battery control and energy management enables efficient use and regeneration of energy, resulting in lower emissions in electric and hybrid vehicles. Our chips increase energy efficiency of power adapters reduce power consumption in 5G networks and enable energy-friendly edge processing of IoT devices.


  • Good health and well being

    NXP’s goal is to have zero work-related injuries, using the OSHA standard for measuring and reporting. For a semiconductor company, NXP has a low injury rate (TCIR).

    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.

  • Clean water and sanitation

    NXP’s 2020 goal is to reduce our normalized water consumption by 30% from a 2010 baseline.

    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

    Develop energy-efficient manufacturing processes and reduce our normalized energy consumption by 30% in 2020 from a 2010 baseline. Annually, each site has energy conservation projects to reduce our 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

    The NXP’s Supplier Code of Conduct requires suppliers to provide decent and safe working conditions, decent living quarters, wage, and benefits that comply with applicable wage laws and legally mandated 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.

  • Industry, innovation, and infrastructure

    NXP’s chemical management projects are innovating ways to reduce certain chemicals and replacing them with environmentally friendly alternatives. We are introducing the newest PFC abatement systems in our factories to reduce our Scope 1 emissions. We have designed and implemented new tools in our testing procedures to reduce the amount of emissions from heat transfer fluids that also contribute to Scope 1 emissions.

  • Responsible production and consumption

    NXP produces products that are responsibly sourced and produced in a manner that does not contain banned chemical substances. NXP’s goal is to phase out chemicals of concern from our manufacturing and recycle chemicals in a responsible manner. NXP’s 2020 goal for recycling is that 90% of generated waste is recycled.

  • Climate Action

    NXP’s 2020 goal is to reduce our normalized carbon footprint by 30% from a 2010 baseline.

    Our goal is to optimize site emission reductions, increase the number of abatement projects and substitute chemicals to reduce emissions from our processes.


  • Good health and well being

    NXP supports employee and community health and wellness programs focused on increasing physical activities and promoting a healthy lifestyle. There is global participation in company-organized initiatives aimed at serving our local communities by employee volunteerism.

  • Quality Education

    NXP collaborates with schools and institutions to bring quality education to our younger generation. Through our community engagement, sponsorships, employee volunteerism, and employee giving we are committed to promoting educational endeavors that encourage students to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math to help inspire future innovators.

  • Decent work and economic growth

    NXP’s 2025 goal is to engage with external stakeholders to analyze our Social Responsibility and Human Rights Program and find opportunities to impact the lives of workers from human rights abuses, with NXP led initiatives.