About ams - CSR

About ams - CSR description

For ams, Corporate Social Responsibility means active compliance with local and international laws and adherence to ethical standards with the aim that our business actions encourage a positive impact on the environment, consumers, employees and communities.

Wherever we do business, we follow strict ethical standards for labor and human rights, environment, and anti-corruption. Our commitment to all areas of corporate social responsibility is defined in ams Code of Conduct and the CSR Policy:

About ams - CSR UN Global Compact

UN Global Compact

ams has committed to participate in the United Nations Global Compact in 2009. The United Nations Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

The UN Global Compact incorporates a transparency and accountability policy known as the Communication on Progress (COP). Our yearly Communication on Progress reports regarding implementation of the principles of the UN Global Compact are available below:

UN Global Compact - Communication on Progress Report

About ams - CSR - Environment

Environmental Protection

ams is committed to responsible, visionary environmental protection. Based on this commitment, ams has been one of the first semiconductor manufacturers to be certified in accordance with ISO14001 environmental management system.

Through innovation and its products, ams influences not only future technical development in the field of electronics, but also - with environmentally-friendly and resource conserving activities - looks to maintain and continuously improve high corporate environmental standards contributing to the conservation of an environment worth living in.

Our economic success is partly based on the exemplary position we have achieved in our environmental activities. For us, economic success can only be safeguarded in the long-term through responsible dealings with the environment.

Our guidelines, which form an essential component of our environmental policy help towards reaching these goals.


Environmental product certificate

Environment Performance Reports

CSR - Environment - Green Products

Green Products

Our GREEN Products do not contain halogen chemical substances like Chlorine (Cl) and Bromine (Br). Further we ban the use of Antimony trioxide (Sb₂O₃) and Red Phosphorus (Pred) in GREEN Products. All these chemicals are in a concentration below 0.01%. All ams products are free of an SVHC Substances according REACH Directive 2006/1907/EC.
For ams GREEN means:

  • fully RoHS compliant
  • lead-free (Pb)
  • no Chlorine (CI)
  • no Bromine (Br)
  • no Antimony trioxide (Sb₂O₃)
  • no Red Phosphor (Pred)

CSR - Environment - RoHS

RoHS Program

ams - a leader in RoHS solutions

On January 27, 2003 the European Parliament and the Administrative Council adopted Directive 2002/95/EG (RoHS) which concerns the "Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment".

This Directive bans the use of lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) and hexavalent chromium (Cr 6) in soldering material and the use of Polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) in substrate materials or mold compounds for equipment put in circulation inside the European Union since July 1, 2006.

The new directive 2011/65/EU on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (known as RoHS2) became European Law on 21 July 2011 and will take effect in EU Member States from 2 January 2013. The new update brings a wider range into the scope and a limitation on exemptions.

The parts currently delivered by ams AG are compliant for this directive.