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Eric-Paul Schat, Senior Director Sustainability & Quality Systems at NXP Semiconductors: “DEKRA’s independent findings provide assurance for our customers” 7 Conditions In addition to ISO/TS16949, NXP applies the ISO 14001 stand - ard for the environment and the OHSAS 18001 standard for occupational health and safety worldwide. Harrie Slangewal, Audit Team Leader at DEKRA, explains: “Safety and environmental protection are paramount for NXP. These standards assure customers of a high level of quality and good working conditions in the manufacturing facilities. In that regard too, an independent operator such as DEKRA is important.” Small team A few years ago NXP decided to switch to a central policy with a single certificate for the whole company. “Our plant in Malaysia must operate in the same way as the Nijmegen plant,” says Schat. “That applies not only to the processes and products, but also to the standards relating to occupational health & safety and the environment. DEKRA helped us to structure these standards.” Harrie Slangewal explains: “We have a lot of experience of this kind of global management system. The advantage is that we work with a fairly small audit team, so we know the company well and can easily discuss matters with the relevant people.” Account Manager Patrick Brom adds: “We deliberately keep the team as small as possible. That enables us to make fair comparisons between the various plants and offer ideas for improvements. We also remain objective at all times. It’s good that NXP takes our improvement suggestions very seriously. The company is ambitious and appreciates our critical approach.” Globally active With sites in over 50 countries around the world, DEKRA is always close by. DEKRA Certification is part of the global DEKRA group and the DEKRA Industrial business unit. The Industrial unit has 7,000 profession - als delivering expertise and consultancy services for the testing, inspection and certification of technical facilities, materials, products and processes, with a focus on sustainability, quality and the environment.


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