January 13, 2023
In the Qorvo Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report*, we share our approach, policies and process to maintain our status as a good, global corporate citizen. This work affects people, local and extended communities and the environment. This post offers an overview of our Fiscal Year 2022 CSR initiatives and why they matter.
About Qorvo's CSR Initiatives
The Qorvo CSR program covers matters that affect our key stakeholders, including suppliers, investors, employees, communities and customers. These include:
This year’s CSR report provides additional information on topics like energy consumption, waste management, early career programs and workforce training and development.
“We expanded on several topics and provided additional metrics this year,” said Carla Susmilch, Qorvo's Director of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). “On the environmental side, we provided more data on our energy consumption as well as additional detail on our waste management program. On the social side, we included qualitative and quantitative information on early career programs and workforce training and development. Another area where we provided more detail is our product mix and highlighted our smart energy product offerings.”
Read Our FY22 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.*
The Qorvo CSR initiatives include all of Qorvo's stakeholders ranging from customers and suppliers to investors, employees, associations and local communities.
Our commitment to this responsibility starts with a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that holds all directors, officers and employees of Qorvo accountable to the highest level of ethical standards. Several communications channels, managed by third parties, are in place to gather employee feedback to help monitor these efforts.
Qorvo also has a supplier monitoring program that aligns with the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) code of conduct. “We hold our suppliers to our high standards,” Susmilch said. The code guides our engagements, supply chain assessments and training opportunities, and the steps needed to ensure that our suppliers understand Qorvo's expectations for maintaining a socially responsible supply chain.
“We have customers focused on reducing their environmental footprint – whether it’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction, conservation of natural resources, or recycling efforts. Many times, those initiatives impact the supply chain – and as a supplier, we engage with our customers on these topics.”
— Carla Susmilch, Qorvo's Director of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
Our CSR initiative guides our commitment to providing a safe work environment for our employees. Our strong safety culture, which includes the utilization of a hierarchy of controls, and near-miss and injury reporting, produces a recordable rate below the industry average. We have a substantial training environment for employee development and programs that guide communication between employees and managers to encourage growth and productivity. To foster engagement, diversity and inclusion among our employees, we have formalized networking groups. We also monitor employee satisfaction through multiple channels, including, but not limited to, employee feedback and our open-door policy.
For the sake of the planet, Qorvo employs an Environmental Management System (EMS). The system helps promote environmental stewardship, prevent pollution and meet all applicable environmental requirements. We set and review key performance objectives and targets to direct the efforts of the organization to reduce, reuse, recycle and preserve our natural resources. “We have enhanced reporting on our environmental performance,” Susmilch said. “I think our stakeholders have noticed and appreciate that as well. We’ve done a lot of good work building out our program.”
With respect to the communities in which we work and live, we support Qorvo Cares — our commitment to cultivating good. Goodwill, good connections and good fun. The Qorvo Cares Community Engagement program provides our employees with opportunities to get into their neighborhoods and spread kindness, generosity and support. The program focuses on three main areas: STEM education, good neighbor relations and environmental stewardship. We also conduct numerous employee events — from site picnics and holiday parties to wellness fairs and 5K runs/walks — which help build lasting connections.
Qorvo's CSR initiatives have a direct impact on the environment. Above are several examples of our efforts.
Three Reasons You Should Care
Get more information about Qorvo's Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives and download our FY22 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report*
*Please note that the Qorvo executives featured in Qorvo CSR Report reflect those who served in 2021-2022. Go to the Qorvo Executive Leadership webpage to get the most current information.
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