Corporate Responsibility

Silicon Mitus is more than a business. We are highly competitive but at the same time believe that true success can only come from a deep, underlying respect for the planet and its people. We received a Certificate of Green Partner from Sony Corporation in 2014 and an Eco-Partner Certificate from Samsung Electronics in 2016 that attest to this fact. Our ultimate end goal is to promote the wellness of society, and analog chips are our medium.

We take matters to conduct business ethically in accordance with all relevant laws and regulations very seriously. And we hold our suppliers and business partners to the same stringent sound business practices standard, holding everyone, including ourselves, accountable to the impact of their decisions and actions. Silicon Mitus Code of Corporate Social Responsibility aims to meet international standards for social and environmental responsibilities of business organizations, and management will audit and assess business practices on a regular basis to ensure that they are kept in accordance with the Code.

Employees must be treated with the dignity and respect as understood by the international community.

Wages and benefits: Workers are to be paid at least the minimum wage and compensated for overtime. Deductions from wages are not to be used as a disciplinary measure; workweeks cannot exceed the set maximum number; and days of rest, vacation, leave and holidays must be given all in accordance to the applicable laws of the jurisdiction in which employees work.

Nondiscrimination and fair treatment: Workers cannot be discriminated on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, union membership or marital status in hiring, promotions and other employment practices. They are not to be subject to harsh or inhumane treatment which include but are not limited to sexual harassment or abuse, corporal punishment, coercion, verbal abuse or undue restrictions on leaving company facilities.

Freedom of association: Workers have the right to associate freely, including the right to join worker organizations and engage in collective bargaining, in accordance to the applicable laws of the jurisdiction in which employees work.

No child or involuntary labor: Children under the age of 15, below the minimum age for employment or completing compulsory education in the country in which they reside, whichever is highest, shall not be employed. In addition, forced labor which include slave, forced, bonded, indentured or prison labor is strictly prohibited.

Employees must be provided with safe and clean working conditions.

Occupational safety: Workers are to be given appropriate personal protective equipment where needed. The company has a duty to minimize health and safety risks of employees by implementing appropriate controls, procedures and checklists.

Occupational injuries and illnesses: Procedures to record on-the-job injuries and illnesses must be in place, encouraging workers to report such injuries or illnesses, providing for investigation into such matters and the implementation of corrective measures. Physically demanding tasks such as heavy lifting, prolonged standing and repetitive motions are to be identified and minimized.

Emergencies and exposure to hazardous materials: The company must equip its facilities with fire detection equipment, alarms and exits where needed and establish protocols, response and evacuation procedures and worker training for potential emergency situations. In addition, the company is held responsible for identifying and controlling any hazardous chemical, biological or physical materials that can affect the health and safety of workers.

Sanitary conditions: Workers are to be able to access clean, potable water and toilet facilities. Dormitories, if provided, must be clean and safe with adequate evacuation facilities.

The company must commit to reducing the environmental impact of production, manufacturing and waste emissions.

Management of substances: The company must adhere to regulations regarding the prohibition, restriction and handling of hazardous substances and properly recycle and dispose of hazardous materials. Wastewater and solid waste from production processes and sanitation facilities must also be monitored, treated and disposed all in accordance to the applicable laws of the jurisdiction in which the company operates.

Pollution and prevention: Air emissions from production processes of organic chemicals, aerosols, corrosives, particulates, ozone-depleting chemicals and combustion by-products in addition to other waste such as energy, hazardous materials, wastewater and solid waste are to be minimized, monitored and controlled in accordance to the applicable laws of the jurisdiction in which the company operates. Conservation measures are to be taken into account and recycling to be done wherever possible.

Environmental permits: The company is to obtain and maintain all permits, licenses and registrations regarding the environment as required by the authorities by under which the company operates.

Management must ensure that all business activities are conducted in accordance to the laws and regulations of the country, as well as international standards.

No corruption: Acts of corruption, extortion and embezzlement are strictly prohibited, and bribery, in any form, may not be offered nor received. Sound business standards are to be maintained in activities related to sales, marketing and advertising and competition in accordance to the applicable laws of the jurisdiction in which the company operates in addition to the international standard for anti-corruption.

Disclosure of information: Business activities including performance, ownership structure and financial situation is to be recorded and disclosed accurately and fairly to the public.

Whistleblower protection: The company is to ensure the protection and confidentiality of whistleblowers. Retaliation against whistleblowers who act in good faith are to be prohibited. Protection of intellectual property: Intellectual property rights must be protected in accordance to the applicable laws of the jurisdiction in which they have been obtained.