Business Ethics

To operate ethic business  and remain as a sustainable and responsible partner for our stakeholders, we need to look at risks both inside and outside our organization.  

Integrity guides our conduct towards our shareholders, business partners, colleagues, and the general public. Therefore, Infineon operates under some standards and ethical requirements which, based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, represent our commitment to respect and dignity of each other, safe working conditions and environmental responsibility.

Corporate Governance

Our Corporate Governance concept applies to the entire company. Good Corporate Governance ensures the success of the company on the basis of trust and respect. We consider Corporate Governance to be an integrated, holistic approach that encompasses all corporate values, processes and goals. Corporate Governance includes standards for internal controlling as well as guidelines for corporate ethics in a competitive environment.

Further information about Infineon board of Directors.  Read more

Business Conduct Guidelines

To a substantial degree, our company's public image is determined by our behavior and by the way each of us presents and conducts him or herself. All employees share the responsibility for ensuring that our company meets its Corporate Social Responsibility worldwide. The Infineon Business Conduct Guidelines reflect our ethical principles and are the fundamental basis for our daily activities.

This ethical commitment also embodies our policy on bribery and corruption, political contributions and business transparency. They apply to all employees worldwide in dealing with each other or with customers, shareholders, business partners and the public.  Read more

Reporting of Compliance Concerns

All employees, business partners, customers or other stakeholders who would like to report possible violations of national regulations or internal guidelines can make their report to the Infineon Integrity Line, openly or anonymously. All reports are treated confidentially and include a non-retaliation policy.

The Infineon Integrity Line also considers local languages in addition to English. Read more 

Global Compact

The ten principles of the Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption are derived from the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” the “ International Labor Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work,” the “ Rio Declaration on Environment and Development,” and the “United Nations Convention Against Corruption”.

Infineon joined the UN Global Compact in 2004, and therefore, aligned its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy to follow and comply with the ten principles of the UN Global Compact. Please see Infineon's UN Communication on Progress

Principles of Purchasing

We at Infineon Technologies adhere ourselves to the international and local laws and respect different cultural practices. We expect from our suppliers to do the same as well as to embrace, support and to be committed to the principles of the UN Global Compact Initiative. Aligned with our Business Conduct Guidelines, we develop in 2013 the new  Principles of Purchasing, in order to inform our suppliers about the ethical and legal requirements related with the challenges in their day-to-day business regarding to human rights and environmental sustainability. Our suppliers and service providers shall comply with these requirements and monitor their compliance with these principles.