Environmental, Social, and Governance

Our 2023 Corporate Sustainability Report outlines our goals, action plans, and progress toward a more connected, sustainable world.

Enabling A More Sustainable World

We help customers build connected devices that are transforming industries, growing economies, and improving lives. From energy-conserving solutions to portable medical devices and innovative infrastructure – Silicon Labs is truly enabling a more sustainable world through the tens of thousands of IoT devices that run every day on our technology. We power sustainable IoT solutions that are solving global challenges across home, medical, industrial, and commercial environments.

Our Corporate Responsibility Approach

Silicon Labs is committed to becoming a sustainable leader in the semiconductor industry, integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles throughout our business. Our strategy is guided by engagement with our key stakeholders, focusing our sustainability goals in five strategic areas: employee wellbeing, product and services innovation, eco-efficient operations, climate change mitigation, and responsible supply chain.

Environmental Sustainability

Sustainability is an integral part of everything we do. We strive to minimize resource use, reduce the environmental impact of our production processes, and deliver products that meet environmental regulations and requirements.

  • We demand excellence in our quality and environmental management systems, Silicon Labs is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified with TUV Rheinland of North America.
  • Silicon Labs is an EPA Green Power Partner and is committed to increasing our use of renewable energy where available.
  • We employ proactive programs to reduce office water usage and implement measures to improve our diversion rate with higher availability of recycling and electronic disposal options.

Supply Chain Responsibility

Silicon Labs is committed to the highest standard of product quality and business integrity in its dealing with suppliers and ensuring that working conditions in our supply chain are safe, that workers are treated with respect and dignity, and that manufacturing processes are environmentally and socially responsible.

  • Our major suppliers are required to be ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified, and abide by our Supplier Code of Conduct.
  • In 2022, we joined the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), the world’s largest industry coalition dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in global supply chains.
  • Silicon Labs requires all its suppliers to source from third-party audited conflict-free smelters, maintain a conflict-free sourcing policy, and comply with OECD due diligence guidelines.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Silicon Labs is a multi-national and multi-ethnic workforce, with sites and employees in more than a dozen countries. We believe a diversity of experiences and viewpoints is critical to innovation and actively promote diversity in our recruitment, development, and promotion practices.

  • We foster an inclusive environment for all with employee resource groups, mentorship circles, and diversity education initiatives.
  • Silicon Labs partners with universities and nonprofits to increase the representation of women and underrepresented groups in engineering and STEM roles.
  • We drive long-term change and accountability by incorporating DEI objectives into our executive bonus plan and garnering insights from employees to inform our action plans.

Securing the IoT

IoT brings a wealth of opportunity but also requires stronger levels of security to make sure that people, devices, and solutions are protected. Security is at the forefront of Silicon Labs' hardware and software development processes to address the growing IoT challenges.

  • Silicon Labs was the first pure-play semiconductor company to achieve PSA Certified Level 3; the highest level of IoT hardware and security software protection.
  • Our Secure Vault™ technology protects against scalable local and remote software attacks, and defends against local hardware attacks.
  • Our Custom Parts Manufacturing Service (CPMS) offers device makers a secure provisioning service to order customized hardware with highly advanced security features so that the chip leaves the factory secure.

Corporate Governance

Silicon Labs has a strong corporate governance framework and a defined set of responsibilities aimed at fulfilling our mission of building a smarter, more connected world. ESG is a shared responsibility with the Board of Directors, ESG Steering Committee, executive leadership, and cross-functional teams. Together, we prioritize risk and opportunities to focus our efforts where we will have the most impact - setting clear goals, tracking progress, and ensuring accountability.

ESG Goals & Progress

Energy & Emissions Goals

50% absolute reduction in scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 2025 versus 2018 baseline.

100% renewable energy use in Austin headquarters by 2025.

100% renewable energy use in all facilities where available by 2025.

Current Progress

Reduction in GHG emissions in 2023 versus 2018 baseline.*

*Austin facilities comprise scope 1 and 2 scope GHG emissions.

Renewable energy use at our Austin headquarters in 2023.

Total global energy use came from renewable energy in 2023.

Waste Management Goals

70% landfill diversion rate at Austin headquarters by 2023

Current Progress

Global landfill diversion rate in 2023.

Inclusion Goals

90% global employee engagement score by 2025.

90% of employees participating in one or more Silicon Labs inclusion initiatives by 2025.

Current Progress

Employee engagement score from Great Place to Work in 2023.

Of employees participated in at least one inclusion initiative in 2023.

Supply Chain Goals

100% of major suppliers complete facilities SAQ by 2023.

80% of all suppliers complete facilities SAQ by 2023.

80% of high-risk major suppliers complete a VAP – with a goal of silver recognition by 2025.

Current Progress

Of major suppliers completed facilities SAQ in 2023.

Of all suppliers completed facilities SAQ in 2023.

Of major suppliers completed VAP in 2023. All receiving silver recognition.

Connected to What Matters

Silicon Labs has a long history of providing financial, volunteer, and in-kind support to nonprofits worldwide. Our charitable giving and community engagement efforts focus on three core areas: expanding technology access and education to underrepresented groups, supporting advancements in sustainability and energy conservation, and investing in critical community needs.

Policies and Documenation

Silicon Labs' Policy on Artificial intelligence

Silicon Labs develops leading IoT platforms across a wide range of protocols and ecosystems to facilitate quick creation of secure, intelligent connected devices. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has great potential to enhance our development of these IoT platforms, to increase product quality and reliability, and to improve customer and developer experience. We are committed to the ethical and responsible application of AI tools. We've formed a cross-functional AI Council to investigate the use of AI tools, provide guidance in the applications of AI tools, and review and approve AI initiatives. 

Our Memberships & Recognitions

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