Initiative focuses on ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption to advance corporate sustainability
ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ: ON), driving energy efficient innovations, announced today they have joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative with over 9,000 business and non-business participants in 135 countries.
Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact guides and supports the global business community in advancing UN goals and values through responsible corporate practices. The framework focuses on ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. Under the UN Global Compact, companies work together with UN agencies, labor groups and society to lead a new era of sustainability. By bringing committed companies together with relevant experts and stakeholders, the UN Global Compact provides a collaborative space to generate and implement advanced corporate sustainability practice.
“We are very pleased to join a community of companies and stakeholders who are equally committed to corporate stewardship,” said Keenan Evans, senior vice president, quality, environment, health and safety, corporate social responsibility. “We look forward to continuing to embed these principles across the business and leveraging our industry-leading position to achieve sustainable excellence.”
Additionally, ON Semiconductor also has introduced its standalone ON Semiconductor Human Rights Policy. The policy formalized the company’s commitment to preserving and promoting the fundamental rights of others and applies to all ON Semiconductor employees, joint ventures, major suppliers, select service providers and contractors, and products and services.
“Although our commitment to human rights is a part of our membership to the Responsible Business Alliance, our participation in the UN Global Compact and standalone human rights policy underscore this commitment to our employees and stakeholders,” said Theresa Haywood-McCarley, senior director, global quality systems and corporate social responsibility. “Our goal is to be a good corporate citizen in the communities where we do business. It also notifies our customers and sets expectations for our suppliers that we are serious about this commitment.”
About ON Semiconductor
ON Semiconductor (ON) is driving energy efficient innovations, empowering customers to reduce global energy use. The company is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions, offering a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient power management, analog, sensors, logic, timing, connectivity, discrete, SoC and custom devices. The company’s products help engineers solve their unique design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, medical, aerospace and defense applications. ON Semiconductor operates a responsive, reliable, world-class supply chain and quality program, a robust compliance and ethics program, and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions. For more information, visit http://www.onsemi.com.
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