Human Rights and Labor Rights

In Nordic Semiconductor, our respect for human rights begins with our commitment to treat everyone with dignity and respect. Through our membership in the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) and as a signatory of UN Global Compact, Nordic Semiconductor is committed to respect and support human rights and workers’ rights. Nordic Semiconductor shall uphold and protect internationally proclaimed human rights and workers’ rights as understood by the international community.

Non-discrimination

Nordic Semiconductor does not tolerate harsh or inhumane treatment of workers, including any sexual harassment, sexual abuse, corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion, or verbal abuse. Nordic Semiconductor has implemented a Non-Discrimination policy to clearly state that employees have the rights to not be harassed or discriminated. This is communicated to all employees in the internal company manual, and in introductory training when onboarding. Employees are encouraged to report any potential discrimination (or other ethical misconduct) through the company’s whistleblower channel. Regular employee satisfaction surveys and appraisal reviews also includes questions regarding discrimination to detect and address potential discrimination issues.

Nordic Semiconductor’s Non-Discrimination Policy

All Nordic Semiconductor employees shall be treated equally and with dignity, courtesy and respect.

Nordic Semiconductor prohibits any form of discrimination against and/or harassment of employees or applicants for employment due to race, color, nationality or ethnical origin, age, religion, disability, political opinions, gender or sexual orientation, as described by ILO conventions.

Nordic Semiconductor’s organizational culture shall be characterized by openness and good internal communication so that any misconduct or problems can be addressed, discussed and resolved in a timely manner.

Nordic Semiconductor’s employees are encouraged to report any incident of discrimination to their nearest leader or through the applicable whistle-blower channels. Retaliation against any employee who has reported misconduct, is prohibited. There shall be no unfavorable treatment to any whistle blowers.

 

Diversity

Nordic Semiconductor considers having a diverse workforce as a competitive advantage for fostering innovation and having an inclusive and respectful working environment. Diversity across employee’s age, gender and cultural background represents an opportunity for the company to attract and maintain valuable specialized competence in a highly competitive industry.

For more information on our efforts to promote diversity, please refer to our ESG reports published on Corporate Social Responsibility. 

Modern slavery

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labor. Nordic Semiconductor has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery as addressed in our Corporate Social Responsibility policy. Effective controls are in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within our supply chain. Considering highly specialized nature of semiconductor industry, our careful selection of world-class manufacturing partners and our defined control mechanisms on their performances, we see low risk of modern slavery within our supply chain.