Joins Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition
Woburn, Mass., Apr. 20, 2011—Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today announced it has released its 2010 Sustainability Report, a voluntary non-financial public document that addresses the company’s commitment to sustainable business practices. The report highlights annual improvements and provides an overview of the company’s initiatives in multiple areas, from its environmental efforts and labor practices, to its health and safety programs, ethics policies and stewardship activities.
In 2010, Skyworks improved energy efficiency by 28 percent, water efficiency by 19 percent and hazardous waste efficiency by 13 percent when compared to 2009. Virtually 100 percent of Skyworks’ products sold were Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)-compliant and more than 70 percent of these exceeded regulatory requirements for voluntary halogen-free industry standards.
Skyworks has also recently joined the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), an alliance of leading electronics companies working to improve environmental and working conditions throughout the information and communication technologies supply chain. Skyworks has long aligned its sustainability efforts to the EICC’s Code of Conduct, which establishes guidelines for performance and compliance across a broad range of areas. Membership in the Coalition allows Skyworks the opportunity to take its commitment to the next level – participation in the further development and implementation of standardized programs and tools to aid the industry in its efforts towards sustainability.
“Skyworks recognizes that smart, sustainable business practices make good business sense,” said Bruce J. Freyman, senior vice president of worldwide operations at Skyworks. “We are proud of our efforts and look forward to making further sustainability improvements within our own programs and supply chain and through our participation with the EICC.”
Skyworks’ 2010 Sustainability Report can be found at: http://www.skyworksinc.com/downloads/green_initiative/skyworks_sustainabilityreport.pdf