PHOENIX, Ariz. – Nov. 3, 2009 – ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) a leading global provider of high performance, energy efficient, silicon solutions, has become an applicant member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) in order to deliver the shared benefits of a consistent code of conduct framework throughout its global supply chain.
As an EICC applicant member, ON Semiconductor is committed to the organization’s shared Code of Conduct – which is a standards-based approach for monitoring compliance across several areas of activity including environmental, sustainability, labor, health and safety.
“The tools and shared efficiencies available as a member of the EICC will enable us to more efficiently monitor and improve our compliance activities and will also provide us a way in the future to oversee compliance by our worldwide vendors,” said John Nelson, ON Semiconductor executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO). “Aligning with the EICC’s standards will serve to further enhance our expertise in this area and ensure the company remains a responsible, forward-thinking global citizen.”
While ON Semiconductor believes it is in compliance with all EICC guidelines, formal membership in the coalition will assist in confirming compliance and continued improvement. It will also enable ON Semiconductor to progressively begin to apply the EICC code to ensure compliance by key vendors that support the manufacturing of ON Semiconductor products.
“ON Semiconductor has a world-class supply chain and lean in-house manufacturing operations that serve as significant competitive advantages in our highly competitive industry,” said Keith Jackson, president and CEO of ON Semiconductor. “We manufacture, market and ship more than 30 billion units each year. This is a very large number that puts us into a very small category of companies that are capable of doing that kind of volume. We then have to deliver these products - in a very timely fashion - to wherever in the world our customers want them. We have made significant investments in our information technology and global logistics that enable us to respond very quickly to ensure that our customers receive their shipments. Becoming a member of EICC, is one more way we are investing in the ongoing enhancement our supply chain expertise.”
Each of ON Semiconductor’s worldwide factories is currently engaged in multiple sustainability projects aimed at conserving water, electricity and fuel. The company’s worldwide manufacturing operations also have well-established recycling and waste minimization programs in place. Current sustainability programs include reuse of rinse water in the fabs, reduction of water flow during equipment idle periods, reduction of overall electricity use, reduction of chemical use by process optimization, recovery of heat from boilers and balancing our air streams, and other programs.
To date, ON Semiconductor has achieved success with its ongoing sustainability initiatives. For more information about ON Semiconductor’s Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) and Sustainability programs visit www.onsemi.com/quality.
The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition was established in 2004 to promote a common code of conduct for the electronics, and information and communications technology (ICT) industry. EICC now includes more than 40 global ICT companies and their suppliers. EICC collaborates with member companies, their suppliers, and stakeholders to ensure continuous improvement. For more information on EICC, visit https://www.eicc.info/.