Valens Semiconductor Releases its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) 2022 Report
HOD HASHARON, Israel, Sept. 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Valens Semiconductor (NYSE: VLN), a premier provider of high-performance connectivity solutions for the audio-video and automotive markets, today released its second annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report. The 2022 Report details the company's progress, commitment, and approach as it looks to advancing a sustainable future.
Valens Semiconductor's mission is to innovate and develop cutting-edge products for the automotive and audio-video markets that can power resilient, high-performance connectivity over simple low-cost infrastructure. In automotive, Valens Semiconductor addresses key issues that can save lives and reduce overall harness weight in cars. Our audio-video chips are critical to corporations and education systems that want to deliver equitable access to all participants regardless of location, weather conditions or other circumstances. They also contribute to healthcare systems and enable command and control centers that improve the safety of public transportation among other benefits.
"We are pleased to share Valens Semiconductor's second annual ESG report, which provides an update on our ongoing commitment to our key ESG initiatives and the progress we achieved in 2022," said Gideon Ben Zvi, CEO of Valens Semiconductor. "Our high-performance connectivity chipsets are designed to propel socially and environmentally responsible growth. We are proud to be part of our customers' ESG-related projects, such as the Mercedes-Benz Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) initiative, having our chips also being deployed in their EQx Electric Vehicle (EV) models. We also continued to advance towards integrating our chipsets into safety systems for tractor-trailers and passenger cars. Remote and hybrid work and education models require equipping spaces with the proper audio-video distribution solutions to foster equity, increase efficiency, and accommodate a better in-room experience for both small and large groups. At Valens Semiconductor, we work across the value chain to implement our sustainable design principles, improve environmental performance, and raise sustainability awareness."
Moshe Lichtman, Chairman of Valens Semiconductor Nominating, Governance, and Sustainability Committee, added, "Our 2022 ESG Report demonstrates our continued improvement and highlights our commitment to responsible and transparent corporate governance while continuing to grow our business. We look forward to continuing our dialogue with shareholders, customers and partners on further progress, as we push the boundaries of connectivity to make the world a better place for our employees, customers, suppliers, investors and communities."
The report can be found at the Valens Semiconductor ESG Report page.
About Valens Semiconductor
Valens Semiconductor is a leader in high-performance connectivity, enabling customers to transform the digital experiences of people worlwide. Valens' chipsets are integrated into countless devices from leading customers, powering state-of-the-art audio-video installations, next-generation video-conferencing, and enabling the evolution of ADAS and autonomous driving. Pushing the boundaries of connectivity, Valens sets the standard everywhere it operates, and its technology forms the basis for the leading industry standards such as HDBaseT® and MIPI A-PHY. For more information, visit https://www.valens.com/.
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