20 April 2011

Skyworks joins Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition

Skyworks Solutions Inc, which supplies high-reliability analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, has released its 2010 Sustainability Report, a voluntary non-financial public document that addresses its commitment to sustainable business practices. The report highlights annual improvements and provides an overview of the firm’s initiatives in multiple areas, from its environmental efforts and labor practices, to its health and safety programs, ethics policies and stewardship activities.

In 2010, Skyworks improved energy efficiency by 28%, water efficiency by 19% and hazardous waste efficiency by 13% compared with 2009. Virtually 100% of Skyworks' products sold were Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)-compliant and more than 70% of these exceeded regulatory requirements for voluntary halogen-free industry standards.

Skyworks also recently joined the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), an alliance of electronics companies working to improve environmental and working conditions throughout the information and communication technologies supply chain. Skyworks says that it has long aligned its sustainability efforts to the EICC’s Code of Conduct, which establishes guidelines for performance and compliance across a broad range of areas. Skyworks says that membership of the Coalition allows it to participate in the further development and implementation of standardized programs and tools to aid the industry in its efforts towards sustainability.

“Skyworks recognizes that smart, sustainable business practices make good business sense,” says Bruce J. Freyman, senior VP of worldwide operations. “We look forward to making further sustainability improvements within our own programs and supply chain and through our participation with the EICC.”

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