Ethics and Governance

Ethics and Governance

Maintaining high standards to protect the interest of all stakeholders

Our business relies on the trust of our partners, including our investors, customers and suppliers.

 

Ethics

Dialog believes that continued success in the semiconductor market can be achieved only by adopting continuously high standards of ethical behavior when dealing with customers, suppliers and workers. It is particularly important to protect intellectual property (IP), which is the key to ensuring the development of innovative solutions to complex problems. Any transfer of technology or know-how is always done in a manner that protects IP rights; effective protection also means that products can be discussed openly with our business partners.

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United Nations Global Compact

In February 2012, Dialog publicly committed to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact with respect to human and labor rights, the environment and anti-corruption. We are committed to making the Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of our company.

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Code of Business Conduct

Dialog is committed to the adoption of the Electronics Industry Code of Conduct (EICC) standard as the model for ensuring that working conditions for internal and external suppliers are safe and that all workers are treated with respect and dignity.

In addition, the company complies with the ISO 14001 environmental standard – and expects its suppliers to do the same – in order to ensure that all manufacturing processes are environmentally responsible.

Other recognized standards such as International Labour Organization Standards (ILO), Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Social Accountability International (SAI), and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) were used as references in preparing this Code and may be useful sources of additional information.

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Anti-Corruption

Dialog has publicly adopted a zero tolerance policy on corruption and bribery – as clearly stated in our Code of Business Conduct – ‘we do not offer or accept bribes or kickbacks in any form and we do not tolerate corruption in connect with any of our business dealings.

 

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Health & Safety

We require our major suppliers also to be committed to recognizing and ensuring the creation of healthy working environments and safe working conditions. We expect them to provide evidence of suitable controls, safe working procedures, preventative maintenance and general protective measures in their working environments.

When hazards cannot be adequately controlled by these means alone, suitable protective clothing or equipment is supplied, and evacuation procedures and facilities are in place at Dialog’s and suppliers’ premises.

 

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Dialog is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs.  Dialog does not discriminate against employees, applicants, interns, or volunteers on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, registered domestic partner status, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Dialog also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that an applicant or employee has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived to have any of those characteristics.