How we shape our sustainability strategy

Targeting all levels of our business

Our sustainability strategy is designed to ensure sustainability considerations feed into every decision we make – at all levels of the business. To underline our commitment to be a good corporate citizen – and learn from a community of like-minded, responsible organizations – we signed the United Nations Global Compact already in 2012. This is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative encompassing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations as a blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for everyone. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace, and justice.


Why the UN Global Compact?

Back in 2012 when u-blox became a UN Global Compact signatory, there were far fewer signatories than the, to date, 22,247 organizations. Together these businesses and civil society organizations are doing business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with the UNGC 10 principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption; and taking strategic action to advance broader societal goals, such as the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation. The UN Global Compact is a global movement that is shaping a sustainable future through a shared commitment to deliver on ambitious goals for humanity and our planet. Each UN SDG represents challenges far greater than any one organization alone can overcome. We can accomplish far more through shared commitment, collaboration, innovation, and action.


Our 2022 GRI Materiality Analysis

In 2022, we renewed our Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Materiality Analysis to identify and prioritize the areas where u-blox can make a meaningful economic, environmental, and social impact - areas that are important to and highly influence the decision-making of u-blox and our stakeholders. Coupled with the United Nations SDGs, the results shaped our sustainability strategy and how we organize, take action, report, and communicate on sustainability.

Impact on u-blox (Economic, Environmental and social)

Open dialog with u-blox stakeholders around the world

With a global footprint in all regions, the u-blox stakeholder community is vibrant and diverse. Our employees, customers, investors, partners, the communities we live and work in, and other organizations and entities that can affect or be affected by our activities all have a stake in u-blox. We actively seek opportunities on an ongoing basis to communicate with and gather input across multiple channels with our global stakeholder community. We welcome an open dialog with stakeholder engagement along our journey to a more sustainable future.

StakeholdersStakeholders dialogAreas of interest (ESG)How we work with these topics
Our investors
  • Full year and half year IFRS
  • based reporting (Annual ESG update)
  • Quarterly revenue reporting
  • 1-to-1 meetings
  • Annual general meetings
  • Responses to investors’s questions and feedback collection
  • u-blox’s website
  • Press releases and IR mailings
  • ESG goals in compensation
  • Ethical behavior
  • Supply chain management
  • People management
  • Green products
  • Weapons ban
  • RBA supplier code of conduct in place
  • UN Global Compact implemented
  • Code of Conduct available and yearly training
  • Anti-corruption policy in place
  • Applications limitations avoiding use in weapons
Our customers and
  • Direct sales connects to all our customers and their applications
  • Face-to-face
  • Customer support
  • Technical expertise
  • u-blox website, forum and portal
  • Webinars
  • Exhibitions and seminars
  • Mailings, webcasts
  • Products compliance
  • Resource efficiency
  • Sustainable sourcing
  • Human rights and labor compliance
  • Security in data connectivity
  • Green products
  • RBA supplier code of conduct in place
  • UN Global Compact membership
  • Hazardous substances management | document
  • Conflict mineral statement
  • Low power products
  • Miniaturization products
Our manufacturing
partners and
  • Supplier Self-Assessment surveys
  • Ongoing product compliance monitoring
  • Annual supplier survey
  • Supplier training
  • Annual sustainability report
  • Human rights and labor compliance
  • Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) compliance
  • Supply chain management
  • Environmental protection
  • CO2 footprint
  • UN Global Compact membership
  • RBA supplier code of conduct in place
  • u-blox Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
  • EU Restrictions of Hazardous Substances (ROHS) directive
  • EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation and the linked SCIP database
  • Perfluorooctanoicacid acid (PFOA), and Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) regulations
  • Halogen Free content according to IEC 61249-2-21 standard
  • Conflict mineral statement
  • Anti-corruption policy in place
Our employees
and potential
  • Supportive dialogue
  • Employee satisfaction survey
  • Intranet resources
  • Monthly staff meeting
  • Internal training
  • Open doors and transparency
  • Training and education
  • Ethics
  • Health and safety
  • Working conditions
  • Work-life balance
  • Non-discrimination
  • Woman in tech, equal pay/ equal chances
  • Code of conduct in place
  • Anti-bribery and anti-fraud guidelines and yearly training in place
  • Employee satisfaction survey are carried out
  • RBA code of conduct in place
  • Benefits program in place
  • NVC training
  • Legislative and regulation requirements
  • Audits
  • Product compliance
  • Anti-corruption
  • Working environment
  • Legal compliance
  • Regulation compliance
  • Hazardous substances management with database covering all products
  • UN Global Compact membership
  • Anti-bribery policies in place
Communities and
  • Press releases
  • u-blox’s website
  • Cooperation with educational institutions
  • Dialogue with government institutions
  • Social media
  • Community engagement
  • Education and training
  • The environment
  • Ethical behavior
  • UN Global Compact membership
  • Charitable contributions (funds and products) in the communities
  • Employee volunteer program in place
  • Cooperation with universities
  • Meeting with government representatives

Read more about our goals, achievements and status in the Sustainability Report: