Human Rights

Treating employees with fairness and decency.

In the workplace as in the marketplace, integrity and fairness are central to who we are. We are committed to respecting human rights and to treating every employee with dignity and respect.

Our commitment to human rights.

We are committed to upholding human rights in our operations, supply chain and communities. Our efforts are informed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). The Qualcomm Way: Our Code of Business Conduct outlines our high-level human rights commitments.

We also address respect for human rights as a member of the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and through our participation in BSR’s Human Rights Working Group, a multi-industry group that serves as a forum for sharing best practices and discussing common challenges in implementing the UNGPs.

Read Qualcomm's commitment to human rights

Committing to the UN Global Compact.

Our respect for human rights led us to become one of the more than 10,000 signatories of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). The UNGC 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 Global 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.

Read our communication on progress to the UN Global Compact

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Our Value Chain


Growing a global company on a planet with finite resources demands fresh thinking. By continually looking for ways to conserve water, minimize energy consumption, lower emissions and reduce waste, we’re working to be a positive and creative force in protecting the environment.


Ingenuity flourishes where people are valued. That’s why we maintain a fair, progressive and rewarding workplace, drawing top talent from around the world and giving employees incentives and support to think forward.


When more people pitch in, communities get stronger. That’s why we’re committed to creating educational opportunities, supporting programs financially and enabling our employees to support their local communities more easily.