Business Ethics

To operate ethic business  and remain as a sustainable and responsible partner for our stakeholders, we need to look at risks both inside and outside our organization.  

Integrity guides our conduct towards our shareholders, business partners, colleagues, and the general public. Therefore, Infineon operates under some standards and ethical requirements which, based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, represent our commitment to respect and dignity of each other, safe working conditions and environmental responsibility.

Corporate Governance

Our Corporate Governance concept applies to the entire company. Good Corporate Governance ensures the success of the company on the basis of trust and respect. We consider Corporate Governance to be an integrated, holistic approach that encompasses all corporate values, processes and goals. Corporate Governance includes standards for internal controlling as well as guidelines for corporate ethics in a competitive environment.

Further information about Infineon board of Directors.  Read more

Business Conduct Guidelines

To a substantial degree, our company's public image is determined by our behavior and by the way each of us presents and conducts him or herself. All employees share the responsibility for ensuring that our company meets its Corporate Social Responsibility worldwide. The Infineon Business Conduct Guidelines reflect our ethical principles and are the fundamental basis for our daily activities.

This ethical commitment also embodies our policy on bribery and corruption, political contributions and business transparency. They apply to all employees worldwide in dealing with each other or with customers, shareholders, business partners and the public.  Read more

Information Security

In times of cybercrime, security threats against companies have increased. Thus, it is utmost crucial for us to safeguard confidentiality, integrity, and availability of business data, particularly personal data. For years, Infineon has met the lawful minimum requirements. On top of that, we operate a global information security management system (ISMS), which enables us to identify and systematically assess all potential IT risks in order to avoid or at least mitigate them. These risks may occur, if buildings, datacenters, networks, systems, and applications are inadequately secured. Such risks are also associated when it comes to outsourcing of services or the use of cloud-based solutions. By conducting regular internal and external audits, we constantly review and optimize all relevant risk areas. As a result, we continuously improve our security standards and thereby strengthen customer and business partner trust.

An independent inspection authority certified our ISMS according to the world-wide accepted standard ISO/IEC 27001. This certificate globally covers all relevant corporate sectors, ranging from research and development, production and testing, logistics and sales of semiconductor components including corporate IT services. As the most important international standard, ISO/IEC 27001 defines proven procedures as well as best practices for the optimization of information security.

Reporting of Compliance Concerns

All employees, business partners, customers or other stakeholders who would like to report possible violations of national regulations or internal guidelines can make their report to this portal, openly or anonymously.

Our whistleblower portal is available to employees, suppliers, customers and other third parties, and also considers local languages in addition to English. Anonymous reporting and reports are treated confidentially and include a non-retaliation policy. Read more 

Global Compact

The ten principles of the Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption are derived from the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” the “ International Labor Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work,” the “ Rio Declaration on Environment and Development,” and the “United Nations Convention Against Corruption”.

Infineon joined the UN Global Compact in 2004, and therefore, aligned its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy to follow and comply with the ten principles of the UN Global Compact. Please see Infineon's UN Communication on Progress

Principles of Purchasing

We at Infineon Technologies adhere ourselves to the international and local laws and respect different cultural practices. We expect from our suppliers to do the same as well as to embrace, support and to be committed to the principles of the UN Global Compact Initiative. Aligned with our Business Conduct Guidelines, we develop in 2013 the new  Principles of Purchasing, in order to inform our suppliers about the ethical and legal requirements related with the challenges in their day-to-day business regarding to human rights and environmental sustainability. Our suppliers and service providers shall comply with these requirements and monitor their compliance with these principles.

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act

On January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) went into effect. This law requires large retailers and manufacturers doing business in the state of California and having annual gross worldwide sales of over $100 million dollars to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chain.

As reflected in our commitment to the United Nations Global Compact we respect and observe the internationally proclaimed human rights, including the rights to personal dignity, privacy and cultural practices. As set forth in our Business Conduct Guidelines as well as in our Principles of Purchasing, we shall not condone human rights abuses, neither in the form of direct nor beneficial nor silent complicity and we are against any form of forced labor. We strictly oppose any form of human trafficking and slavery. Read more