Qualcomm is committed to respecting human rights across our value chain and to treating every employee with dignity and respect.
We’re committed to respecting human rights and avoiding complicity in any human rights abuse throughout our Company, operations, supply chain, and communities. Our efforts are informed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Principles, and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
We also address respect for human rights through our membership in the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA). Qualcomm has adopted the RBA Code of Conduct in our own operations and as our Supplier Code of Conduct.
We comply with applicable labor laws, including wage and hour laws, and we support our business partners who do the same.
We prohibit the use of child labor in our operations or in any stage of our product manufacture at our manufacturing suppliers’ facilities, although legitimate workplace apprenticeship or intern programs that comply with all laws and regulations are permitted and supported.
We prohibit forced, bonded (included debt bondage) or indentured labor, involuntary or exploitative prison labor, nor will we condone such practices.
We recognize that employees have the right to associate freely, join labor unions, collectively bargain under local law, seek representation, and join workers’ councils in accordance with local laws.
We work with our suppliers to ensure responsible sourcing of certain metals present in our products, especially those metals from the Democratic Republic of Congo and adjoining countries.
We require our semiconductor suppliers to acknowledge and implement the Qualcomm Supplier Code of Conduct. The Code provides clarity with regards to labor, health and safety, environmental, ethics, and management expectations of our suppliers.
As part of our 2030 Vision, we seek to ensure that respect for human rights is integrated into all key business decisions. We conduct formal, third-party human rights impact assessments to determine and prioritize potential human rights risk across Qualcomm’s operations and products. We have established a cross-functional human rights working group, who regularly review our policies and management practices and engage with external stakeholders.
Respect for human rights is an important aspect of our corporate culture, and we are working to continue to build human rights awareness throughout our Company and with our stakeholders.
Qualcomm’s respect for human rights compelled us to become a signatory of the UNGC. The Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses committed to aligning their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anticorruption. We are committed to making the Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations of our company and to engaging in collaborative projects that advance the broader development goals of the United Nations.