Ethics and Governance

Business ethics

We strive to establish long-term relationships with our stakeholders, based on trust and adherence to our Code of Business Conduct

 

United Nations Global Compact

In February 2012, Dialog publicly committed to the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact (“UNGC”) with respect to human and labor rights, the environment and anti-corruption. As a UNGC participant, 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 Responsible Business Alliance (RBA, former EICC) code of conduct 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.

All employees are required to complete online compliance training, which includes a global anti-bribery module as well as the Dialog Semiconductor Code of Business Conduct. This includes extensive anti-corruption and bribery elements.

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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. 

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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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Intellectual Property

The protection of intellectual property is vital for any business focused on the creation of innovative and high value technological solutions.We ensure that all intellectual property is safeguarded through the application of a dedicated Intellectual Property Policy; related restrictive provisions in our Code of Business Conduct and contracts of employment; robust information technology systems; and adequate employee and third party data access controls.