Human Rights

Our commitment to Human Rights

Compliance with human rights and the promotion of fair working conditions form the basis of our corporate culture.

Compliance with internationally proclaimed human rights and labor standards is a matter of course for us. We support and respect international standards and principles, such as the International Bill of Human Rights and its Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Fundamental Principles of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the principles of the UN Global Compact and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Download our UN Global Compact Communication on Progress

Our Standards and principles

Infineon acknowledges the right of employees to join associations and the right to collective bargaining to agree on working conditions. Infineon and the respective employee associations work together constructively and in good faith as well as with mutual respect. 

We do not tolerate human rights abuses in any form, nor any form of forced labor, slavery, involuntary prison labor or child labor.

We do not permit work to be carried out by persons under the age of 15. Exceptions apply to employment relationships in developing countries under the International Organization Convention 138 (minimum lowered to 14) or to governmentally authorized job training courses or apprenticeship programs that clearly benefit the persons participating. 

As an international organization, we thrive on the diversity of our staff. Our global diversity management provides the framework for a corporate culture which values the individuality of each staff member and promotes equal opportunities – irrespective of age, disability, ethnic-cultural origin, gender, religion or belief, or sexual identity. The focuses selected may vary from one location to another and are tailored to local needs. More information about diversity 

As reflected in the Business Conduct Guidelines, discrimination shall not be tolerated. An Infineon employee or an external business partner shall not be discriminated against, harassed or offended on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, union or political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital or family status. Any forms of sexual harassment, corporal punishment, physical coercion and verbal abuse are prohibited, as well as any intimidating hostile or offensive conduct. 

Please look at the Human Resources Report for more information as well as to the Sustainability at Infineon Report 2021, pages 16-23.

Our commitments and guidelines

Our Business Conduct Guidelines reflect our ethical principles and are the main foundation for our everyday conduct. The Guidelines specify our requirements with regard to labor, ethics and integrity, child labor, the prohibition of forced labor, working hours and non-discrimination.

Our CSR Policy (link) describes our focus areas in this field and our voluntary commitment to implement the measures required. The CSR Policy is taken into consideration in our everyday business and applies to all our business relationships with our stakeholders.

The “California Transparency in Supply Chains Act” of 2010 and the “United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act” of 2015 require certain businesses to provide disclosure concerning their efforts, if any, to address the issues of slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains. The disclosures are intended to provide consumers the ability to make better choices about the products and services they buy and the companies they support.

The latest Infineon Technologies Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement, which underlines our complete rejection of any form of human trafficking or slavery, can be seen here

You can also access the previous version here

Infineon requires its suppliers to comply with all applicable laws, including those dealing with human rights, as well as with fair business practices.

CSR Supply Chain management

Since the creation of Infineon, the first priority in terms of our responsibilities for our employees is the prevention of safety and health risks.

Occupational Safety and Health

All employees, business partners, customers and other stakeholders who wish to report possible violations of national regulations or internal guidelines can do so openly or anonymously via this portal.

Infineon will deal with each report and take appropriate action if necessary.  Read more.

Know more in our Sustainability Report page 16-23.

Consult our figures in our CSR Performance Summary.