NANIUM is committed to respecting human rights and avoiding complicity in any human rights abuse, across our company, our operations and our communities.

NANIUM’s approach to these issues is guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is stated in NANIUM’s code of conduct, which is conformant with the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct, providing additional clarity to our commitments in what concerns labor, health and safety, environmental issues, ethics and supplier management. Our policy is also reflected in the way we work with our suppliers, requiring them to also abide by EICC’s Code of Conduct.


NANIUM’s policies are in complete compliance with the Portuguese law, which transposes directives of the European Commission, such as but not limited to the following:


  • Directive Council Directive 2000/43/EC of 29 June 2000 implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin sets out a binding framework by prohibiting racial discrimination throughout the EU;
  • Directive 2003/88/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 November 2003 concerning the organization of working time.

The human rights issues that we uphold are those that we consider to be the most directly related to our business, our industry and to the communities we serve, and include:


- Anti-corruption policies;

- Elimination of child labor, forced or compulsory work and human trafficking;

- Ensuring diversity and nondiscrimination through respectful and equal employment opportunities;

- Harassment Prohibition;

- Information Privacy;

- Intellectual Property Protection;

- Minimum wage standards;

- Privacy, security, and freedom of expression;

- Right to exercise freedom of association, collective bargaining agreements and trade unions;

- Workplace health, safety and environmental quality;

- Maximum working hours’ regulation;


An account of the human rights-related programs actively provided by NANIUM may be found on NANIUM’s Sustainability Reports.