Responsible Business Alliance (formerly Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition
Observe the RBA (formerly EICC) Code of Conduct
As a Member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), we commit to follow its Code of Conduct (CoC), including Labor, Health and Safety, Environment, Ethics Standards and Management System. In addition, we promote RBA CoC in our supply chain to fulfill social responsibility. We not only participate in annual member meetings every year having discussions of business sustainability issue and trend with other companies in the same industry, but also proactively respond to several corporate responsibility projects initiated by the RBA.
Responsible sourcing of minerals
“Conflict minerals” sourcing form the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining regions(Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), as well as disputed areas where their extraction of gold, tin, tungsten, and tantalum (3TG) and cobalt may unexpectedly finance or benefit armed groups associated with human rights violations. Some of these minerals might be involved in the supply chains of the electronics industry. To address this issue, PEGATRON has launched conflict mineral due diligence investigation project since 2012. PEGATRON encourages our suppliers to transparently disclose the conflict minerals and cobalt containing in their products and components in accordance with the OECD Guidance (1). We expect our suppliers to cooperate in providing the report of smelters information with the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) of gold, tin, tungsten, and tantalum and Cobalt Reporting Template (CRT) of cobalt in our supplier chain, but we do not ban conflict-free minerals (including cobalt) from DRC and adjoining regions. Besides, Pegatron advocates RMI (formerly CFSI) Compliant Smelter & Refiner Lists in our supply chain, so as to drive the smelters to join Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP, formerly CFSP). PEGATRON respects international human rights and keeps following this issue closely to fulfill our commitment and Responsible Business Alliance (formerly EICC) Code of Conduct, and take the accountability as a corporate citizen.
The investigation of conflict minerals in supply chain was initiated since 2012. We require direct suppliers to disclose the source of minerals sources used in the products which were supplied to us. Over 1,500 suppliers were investigated in every year and the average response rate is more than 90%.
Ensure suppliers meet requirements by audit
To promote the implementation of the PureCSR management system in the supply chain so as to ensure sustainable development, PEGATRON has developed internal procedures based on international norms to conduct supply chain management. We regularly hold supplier conferences to advocate PureCSR policies and supplier management requirements as well as implement annual electronic questionnaires audit to ensure that suppliers implement our PureCSR and supplier management requirements. New suppliers are required to comply with the code of Conduct of the Business Responsibility Alliance (RBA). For major suppliers, CSR self-assessment is also required. There are more than 2,000 suppliers signed the “Pegatron Supplier Code of Conduct Agreement”.
PEGATRON respects for international labor rights and work closely with our partners to promote labor rights in the industry value chain. As a corporate citizen and a member of the RBA (Responsible Business Alliance), we actively participate in the initiatives held by the RBA with our partners in the supply chain and endeavor to uphold its value. We also encourage our suppliers to join RBA Validated Audit Process (VAP) to evaluate their compliance and the performance on sustainability via external audits by the independent 3rd parties.
Recognize labor rights to protect employee rights
To promote the protection of human rights and prevent rights violations, PEGATRON complies with the Labor Standards Law and the internationally recognized Basic Labor Rights to protect employees’ lawful rights and interests. Moreover, we have developed policies and procedures to protect the basic human rights of employees, including labor safety. Risk identification, assessment and control are in place at least once per 2 years to ensure the compliance on labor rights. Our employment practices emphasize equal opportunity in ways of prohibiting any kind of harassment, discrimination or inhumane treatment, as well as tracking the handling of grievances regularly. At the same time, we comply with the RBA (formerly EICC) Code of Conduct to respect the rights of all workers to freely choose employment as well as prevent illegal use of child labor.
0.5% of annual net income given to charity
From our foundation in 2008, PEGATRON has participated in CSR, community involvement and caring activities to implement our PureCSR policy. We start from our internal organization to neighboring communities, and then extend our reach to where help is most needed. On May 18, 2010, our board of directors unanimously approved an assignment of 0.5% of annual net income for charity. PEGATRON actively participates in charity events and sponsors many kinds of organizations. In addition to a commitment to disadvantaged groups and environmental issues in recent years, we have also invested in cultural and sports events. In addition, all our major manufacturing sites invest long-term in local public welfare activities to make a contribution to local society, including recycling of waste electronic products, material donations, receipt donations, blood donations and Walking for Public Welfare. In addition, we are also happy to share our experiences with academia, including providing two students of Ming Chi University of Technology with education internships and hosting academia, trade associations and government agency visits.
• Hired the intellectually disabled to work in bakeries for a long period of time.
• Invited charities and disadvantaged groups to participate in activities or performances on Family Days.
• Sponsored dinners prepared by our food suppliers for impoverished students in a nearby school.
• Supported nearby elementary and junior high school to enhance their teaching environment.
• Announced public welfare information and participate in donation activities.
• Recycling of waste electronic products.
• Recycled 3C products, reading materials and reusable materials, as well as donated to rural schools.
Taoyuan manufacturing center
• Invite employees to participate in material donation activities for a homeless care foundation.
• Blood donation activities.
• Held a 422 World Earth Day Activity, including recycling of waste electronic products and waste pills.
• Invited employees to donate receipts to the Genesis Social Welfare Foundation.
• Street sweeping by environmental volunteers: we sweep surrounding neighborhoods to maintain a clean environment.
PSZ manufacturing center
• Blood donations activities, and total of 876 employee participate.
• Held donation activities and social networking conference with local Dongbin community.
• Invited employees to participate in donation activities for Hushuguan special education school.
• Participated in and made charitable donations to the charity dinner and auction "Hear the Voice of the World & Lighting Up Ceremony” held at Shangri-La Hotel.
• Held the charity activities for local community, and carry out the free clinic activities with local hospital which involved a total of 200 colleagues.
PSH manufacturing center
• Sichuan earthquake donations.
• Blood donations activities.
• Organized "World AIDS Day" campaign.
• Sponsored funding of neighboring kindergartens, primary schools and secondary schools.
• Participated in a local road running activity, and inspired employees to experience the harmonious culture in the community and actively join sports activities.
• Invited employees to participate in used clothes donation activities for elementary schools in impoverished areas of Gansu Province.
• Accompanied the elderly in a local elderly nursing home and donated household appliances.
• Served as nursery volunteers in the "stars of the future kindergarten" and helped to clean up the flower garden.
• Participate the voluntary tree-planting activities hold by Pudong Park Management Department.
• Participate the Pudong hiking activity to create a harmonious community culture, promote the concept of sports and fitness.
• Hold the health promotion activities of "World No Tobacco Day".
• Hold the action of family planning to promote healthy living.
• Hold the road running activities of "Meet in drip lake, run up your healthy", and promote the Shanghai traffic regulation rule at the same time.
PCQ manufacturing center
• Organize employees to visit the elderly in nursing home, and carry out cultural performances and interactive activities for the elderly.
• Launch the public welfare activities for environmental protection and health promotion, so as to promote environmental education and achieve sustainable development.
• Held the Arbor Day activities and enhance the employees’ awareness of greening.
• Held the blood donation activity and contribute to the local community.
• Carry out the waste separation, sign the environmental protection banners, and issue the environmental manuals, so as to promote the energy conservation and environmental protection.
Czech manufacturing center
• Sponsored a local children’s home, including a charity bazaar of Christmas presents and donations.
• Adopted a 7-year-old boy.
• Student internship education project: We cooperated with local senior high schools and vocational colleges.
• Held blood donation activities.
• Sponsorship of research program of VSB technical university.
Mexico manufacturing center
• Provided help to troubled families.
• Donations of clothing to the local charity Niños de Luz Civil Association.
• Donations to local civic organization Vision in Action Rescue Mission.
• Donated food during holidays to the church Nuestra Señora del Sagrado Refugio.
• Donated a fence to the local kindergarten, with the objective to separate an area from the parking lot to protect the students’ safety.