Sivers Semiconductors drives some of the world’s most significant technological advances. By offering the best solutions in sensors and data and wireless networks we make the connected world safer and better. This includes goal-oriented efforts to reduce our own and our customers’ environmental impact, and creating more focused sustainable products and solutions.
Increased capacity in data networks is critical to the continuously accelerating digitalization. This places more stringent demands on operators such as Sivers Semiconductors, who supply key products for these systems.
Sustainability at Sivers Semiconductors
Sivers Semiconductors’ sustainability work is founded on three cornerstones:
Deliveries with sustainability benefits Our customers’ operations and services often have a significant impact on people and the environment. We want to challenge ourselves and our customers to maximize the sustainability benefits of the solutions we create together.
Employees with sustainability competencies. In order to create sustainability benefits, the Group has a responsibility to train our employees. The right knowledge and conditions need to be in place to provide our customers with the right advice. Many employees appreciate a sustainable employer and the opportunity to influence our customers’ attitude to sustainability.
Responsible utilization of resources.Utilizing all kinds of resources responsibly and efficiently is a cornerstone of our work for more sustainable operations and delivery. Read more about our policies and other controls below.
Controls and organization for sustainability
Sivers Semiconductors’ sustainability work proceeds from the following control documents:
• Sustainability policy
• Code of Conduct
• Code of Conduct for suppliers
• HR policy
Sivers Semiconductors is primarily a value-driven company where all employees are guided by the values honesty, respect, trust and drive in their day-to-day work. In addition, Sivers Semiconductors’ Code of Conduct states our positions and demands according to legislation, labor law and human rights, the environment and anti-corruption. Sivers Semiconductors places equivalent demands on our suppliers. These are expressed in the Code of Conduct for suppliers. The HR policy is specifically focused on the Company’s HR work and staff development. Sustainability work is part of Sivers Semiconductors’ business planning, management systems (Sivers IMA Management System, SIMS) and processes. Our Quality Management is certified according to ISO9001:2015, and ISO14000 forms the basis for our environmental work. The sustainability work is carried out through ordinary groups and management teams. Sivers Semiconductors’ risk analysis includes sustainability issues. The risk analysis is updated and used on an ongoing basis, and risks are followed up at Board and Group management meetings.
Offering for a sustainable and connected world
Sivers Semiconductors develops and produces chips and modules for communications systems and sensors. In order to be competitive our products need to be fast and energy efficient. We streamline technical systems by utilizing the very best basic technology and design. Technology that is accessible, consumes less and achieves more, makes the world more accessible, safer and greener – and contributes to our customers’ and our success.
Environmental adaptations of our offering and operations
Efficient energy use is one of the most difficult challenges the world currently faces. Here, semiconductors play a critical role. There is enormous potential for energy savings by rationalizing 5G networks – a concrete example is energy- efficient amplifiers that transmit signals. The product that Sivers Semiconductors launched during the year is approximately five times more efficient compared to the previous generation chips and uses only around one third of the effect compared to competing products. This makes our product one of the world’s most efficient chips for 5G networks. Sivers Semiconductors evaluates all operations based on the environmental impact. We develop our products’ environmental performance and continuously strive to reduce our negative environmental impact, for example by applying the precautionary principle.
Sivers Semiconductors designs, develops and manufactures products and chooses its suppliers with the aim of reducing our environmental impact by:
• Using technology with optimal energy efficiency
• Reducing energy consumption when our products are used
• Reducing resources and harmful substances in products and production
• Minimizing waste, emissions and radiation
• Reusing materials
• Developing or procuring components in accordance with Sivers Semiconductors’ sustainability policy. The policy ensures compliance with RoHS and REACH, and that components are free from conflict minerals. We apply the OECD’s guidelines (Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas) in order to avoid conflict minerals.
Under Careers you will find more information about our sustainability work covering Employees, Human rights and social responsibility, and Anti-corruption: