Human rights and labor rights

Nordic Semiconductor’s CSR policy and the Responsible Business Alliance (previously known as Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition, EICC) commits to respecting and supporting Human Rights and Workers’ rights. Nordic Semiconductor shall uphold and protect internationally proclaimed human rights and workers’ rights, and to treat workers with dignity and respect as understood by the international community.

It is our goal to have no form of human rights abuse or labor issue in any stage related to production of our products.

Forced labor takes different forms, including debt bondage, trafficking and other forms of modern slavery. The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 and The UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015 require certain businesses to disclose their efforts to address the issues of slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains.

Nordic, does not tolerate forced labor practices to be used in any of our operations, as stated in our policy. We require all suppliers to sign an agreement of adherence to RBA, and to promote these principles to the next tier suppliers. The RBA Code of Conduct explicitly bans trafficked and forced labor, as well as any form of child labor.

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.