Here are the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Infineon Technologies' Corporate Social Responsibility. If you have additional questions not included below, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Does Infineon Technologies have a written code of conduct or a comparable set of business principles?
The Business Conduct Guidelines are globally binding rules applicable to every employee, each member of the managing board of Infineon Technologies AG and to each member of the board of directors or similar body of Infineon Group Companies, i.e. companies where Infineon Technologies AG owns directly or indirectly the majority of the voting rights. The Business Conduct Guidelines help us meet ethical and legal challenges in our day-to-day work.
Does Infineon Technologies have a written code of conduct or a comparable set of business principles for suppliers?
The supplier has to act in accordance with the Business Conduct Guidelines of Infineon Technologies and must comply with the Principles of Purchasing of Infineon Technologies - to meet the ethical and legal challenges in the day-to-day work.
An important step is that suppliers for Infineon Technologies have to fill out our Supplier Questionnaire, including Corporate Social Responsibility questions.
What is the Global Compact?
The UN Global Compact initiative was founded by Kofi Annan. By signing the agreement, the members commit to promote human rights, fair labor conditions, preserve natural resources, and work against corruption.
Is Infineon Technologies a member of the UN initiative Global Compact?
Infineon Technologies joined the Global Compact in 2004.
Does Infineon Technologies have a certified environmental, occupational safety and health management system?
IMPRES, the name we have given to the Infineon Integrated Management Program for Environment, Safety and Health, formulates objectives, standards and policy for our entire company in the fields of occupational safety, environmental protection and health. IMPRES was implemented worldwide in 2005 and we received the multi-site certification according to the international ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards the very same year. This short time span not only bears testament to the efficiency of our processes, but demonstrates how seriously we have taken these issues for years.
What does IMPRES mean?
IMPRES is the Infineon Integrated Management Program for Environment, Safety and Health. It is the dynamic framework integrating our safety, health, and environmental protection processes, strategy, and objectives using the highest standards on a global scale. IMPRES is the consequent state-of-the-art advancement of our world-wide acknowledged environmental management system that was set up several years ago and has been embedded.
Does Infineon Technologies have a written environmental, safety and health policy?
The policy is implemented within the framework of IMPRES. The Board Member responsible for environmental, safety and health issues defines the IMPRES policy and the objectives of the company.
The management at the individual sites sets appropriate targets within this scope of IMPRES objectives, and ensures that they are implemented through environmental, safety and health programs. The responsible management at each site periodically assesses IMPRES and aims at continuous reduction of adverse environmental, safety and health effects through the implementation of individual environmental, safety and health targets and measures.
Does Infineon Technologies regularly audit and review IMPRES to improve it?
We subject our IMPRES to periodic scrutiny at corporate and site level, and change it where and when necessary. The focus remains on implementing our IMPRES policy and achieving our objectives. We also examine the extent to which sites are achieving their own IMPRES programs and individual targets, and whether they fully comply with our internal regulations and those of legal and official bodies.
The most important tools for these examinations are inspections, audits, and management reviews. Audits by external auditors on behalf of Infineon Technologies take place at corporate level, and at our sites. Our Corporate Department for Environmental Affairs & Safety audits the production sites, which in turn perform their own regular internal inspections and audits. This enables us to maintain and improve the efficacy of our IMPRES.