Effective October 1, 2012, QUALCOMM Incorporated completed a corporate reorganization in which the assets of certain of its businesses and groups, as well as the stock of certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries, were contributed to Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Learn more about these changes

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Responsible Product Design

Our social responsibility begins with our products – in the contributions they make to society and in the care we take in developing them.

Environmentally Responsible Products

At Qualcomm, we set high environmental expectations for our products, and suppliers that manufacture our products. As a fabless manufacturer of integrated circuit (IC) products, our close working relationships with suppliers is essential in our effort to integrate environmental considerations into products and services. Our membership in the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) is an integral part of these efforts. Qualcomm has adopted the EICC Code of Conduct (EICC Code) for our operations and as our Supplier Code of Conduct. Through working closely with manufacturing suppliers in various stages of design, we strive to ensure compliance with applicable global environmental legislation and various industry initiatives, including those of EICC and Qualcomm's own environmental initiatives.

Our manufacturing suppliers are required to operate their manufacturing operations in accordance with their local, regional, and national environmental laws and regulations. These suppliers are multi-national companies that have a strong commitment to environmental conservation and comprehensive environmental management programs.

Qualcomm Conflict Free Minerals Policy

Qualcomm is aware that minerals mined in conflict areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries may be making their way into the electronics industry supply chain and may be fueling human rights violations and environmental degradation in the DRC region.

Qualcomm strives to provide DRC conflict free products by supporting industry-wide efforts to drive transparency in the supply chain and by expecting that our suppliers obtain materials from environmentally and socially responsible sources, including conflict free sources within the DRC and adjoining countries.

Socially Responsible Products

Our responsible product design extends to building socially responsible products. As a member of EICC, Qualcomm has adopted and implemented the EICC Code for our own operations and as our Supplier Code of Conduct. The EICC Code covers issues such as the environment, health and safety, conflict minerals, ethics and labor practices – and is aligned with our own Code of Business Conduct, The Qualcomm Way. More information on Qualcomm's supply chain management is available in our 2011-2012 Social Responsibility report..