Synopsys may engage in direct advocacy with government officials on public policies, legislation and regulations relevant to our company. In addition to advocacy by designated Synopsys employees, on occasion Synopsys may retain outside consultants to support our engagement with government officials and policy makers.
Synopsys may also engage in indirect advocacy through trade and industry associations, which are selected for their integrity and alignment with the policy interests of Synopsys and the broader tech community. Trade and industry associations represent broad and varying industries, so our involvement with a particular association does not mean we endorse its entire agenda. Designated Synopsys executives, thought leaders, and policy experts may take part in trade and industry association events and advocate viewpoints on public policy issues that impact our industry, business, or employees.