Operating our business in a responsible and sustainable manner is important to us. As a global material sciences company, we operate across a diverse range of cultures and international markets. We are committed to providing our customers with innovative and high quality products while also ensuring that our working conditions are safe, that our workers are treated with respect and dignity, and that we are environmentally responsible. We believe that aligning these principles with our business goals is critical to our success as a company.
Fundamental to these principles is the understanding that in all of our activities that we operate in full compliance with the laws, rules and regulations in any location where we operate. However, we believe that we should go beyond simple legal compliance in order to advance social and environmental responsibility.
In 2011, we joined the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). The EICC promotes a common code of conduct that improves environmental and worker conditions within the information and communications technology industry (ICT).
As an applicant of the EICC, we fully support the vision and mission of the EICC:
Vision: Through the application of high standards we can create better social, economic and environmental outcomes for all those involved in the electronics and ICT supply chains. This includes increased efficiency and productivity for customers and suppliers, improved conditions for workers, economic development and a cleaner environment for local communities.
Mission: To deliver these benefits through a shared approach to implementing the EICC code of conduct. This approach will reduce duplication, focus efforts on positive social and environmental change, build supply chain capabilities in social responsibility and employ a process that solicits feedback from stakeholders.
We are committed to conform to the EICC code of conduct by implementing the EICC approach and tools in the spirit of the industry’s common goals based upon the five areas of conduct: labor, health and safety, environment, management system and ethics.