Environment, social, governance (ESG) and sustainability

We are pleased to share the progress we are making on our Environment, Social and Governance goals. Together with our customers, shareholders, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and community partners, we serve society by providing life-enhancing IoT products contributing to a sustainable future.

Key performance indicators

of our modules are produced with 100% renewable energy

Between 2019 and 2021 on average more than 90% of u-blox’s module production has been made using 100% renewable energy.

savings on energy and materials through miniaturization

We extended the number of chips produced on one wafer by a factor of 3. We deliver 3 times as many components with the same amount of silicon, precious metals, and energy, effectively saving 66%.

chipsets manufactured at locations committed to RBA practices

All our chipsets are manufactured in low-risk countries at locations committed to the supplier code of conduct based on the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) practices.

of employees satisfied with our working conditions

Over 75% of employees participated in the 2021 u-blox employee engagement survey. 94% of the respondents confirmed being satisfied with their overall working conditions.

of the world’s most vulnerable people have clean water

u-blox and charity: water partnered in 2021 to leverage the power of IoT to bring clean drinking water to approximately 100,000 of the world’s most vulnerable people.

tons of CO2 saved

For over a decade, u-blox has contributed through corporate giving, product donation, and employee volunteering to the ADES reforestation initiative in Madagascar. In the last 10 years, u-blox has saved 60,480 tons of CO2 through ADES projects.

Sustainable progress with ample potential

We serve society by providing life-enhancing products, many of which optimize resource consumption and reduce CO2 emissions, extend access to healthcare, empower the disabled, and reduce social isolation for older people and those who are ill.

 

Making a meaningful contribution together

Implemented by our innovative customers and partners around the world across thousands of applications and millions of devices – together, we are making a meaningful contribution to a more sustainable future. We believe it is critical that we do business with integrity, care for our employees, protect the environment, and contribute to communities. And we work closely with our manufacturing and supply chain partners who respect our ESG values and operate within international regulatory frameworks with sustainability best practices.

Sustainability

Our Key action areas

ESG strategy

As a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) since 2012, u-blox is commitment to its 10 guiding principles and the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The u-blox sustainability strategy is based on five pillars that guide our culture, behavior, and decision-making: Business Ethics, Employees, Environmental Responsibility, Supply Chain Responsibility, and Community aligned with the UN SDG’s and the results of our 2021 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Materiality Analysis.

Sustainable city

Sustainability strategy

Our sustainability strategy is designed to ensure sustainability considerations feed into every decision we make – at all levels of the business.

 


Solution engineer

Business ethics

The u-blox Code of Conduct is based on the UN Global Compact’s 10 guiding principles. They feed into every aspect of our business, both strategically and operationally, and are the foundation of our approach to business ethics, privacy, and security.


Our employees

Our employees

We take our responsibility seriously to provide to all our employees, located across 31 locations worldwide, with a safe, healthy, fair, and equitable workplace where they can thrive and share in our success.

 


Our environmental responsibility

Our environmental responsibility

We continually seek ways to make our products and operations worldwide even more environmentally friendly. Solid partnerships based on shared values that prioritize and protect the environment are essential as a fabless semiconductor manufacturer.


Our responsible supply chain

Our responsible supply chain

u-blox is committed to producing its products ethically and responsibly with partners who respect and comply with established international principles and management systems.

 


Community

Community

We believe in building sustainable communities around the world. And u-blox is contributing in various ways: we donate our technology, make financial contributions, encourage and incentivize employees to offer their expertise, and work with educational establishments to support learning.

 


Learn more about sustainability at u-blox