Sustainable Supply Chain
Getac believes that effective supply chain management stems from close cooperation among suppliers. By sharing risks and benefits, they can increase operational efficiency through information system optimization, subsequently shortening the duration of delivery and reducing environmental costs. Furthermore, in order to increase supply chain sustainability, Getac not only complies with the RBA regulations on sustainability issues, but also exerts its influence to request upstream suppliers to comply with them as well, thereby achieving increased customer satisfaction and creating the best product and service experience.
In addition to the traditional TQRDC standards, Getac follows the RBA regulations on sustainability issues. Through our contract management mechanism, the company includes sustainability-related issues, such as environmental protection, customer health and safety, anti-corruption, and intellectual property rights, in its standard purchase order (PO) and in its Master Purchase Agreement. 。
|Getac includes the following sustainability issues in the Master Purchase Agreement
1. Guarantees non-use of environmentally hazardous substance and comply with environmental related laws and regulations.
2. Prohibit use of conflict minerals.
3. Prohibit use of forced labor and child labor.
4. Respect for freedom of association and collective bargaining rights.
6. Protect intellectual property rights and prohibit against infringement of others' trademarks, copyrights, patent rights, and trade secrets
7. Prohibit offering or accepting bribes, commission rebates, and accepting improper endowments or hospitality.
8. Protecting occupational health and safety.
9. Comply with environmental laws in pollutant emission and waste disposal and obtain ISO14001 certification.
The company also asks suppliers to sign the Master Purchase Agreement, which requires suppliers and upstream suppliers to fulfill environmental responsibilities, respect labor rights, avoid the use of conflict minerals, engage in ethical management, and adopt sustainability practices. If suppliers violate any of the aforementioned requirements, Getac reserves the right to terminate the contract and request for a penalty fine 10 times the amount of the damage and product orders.
The plastic business group also conducts risk assessments of key partner suppliers and formulates auditing plans targeting key production contractors. In 2019, on-site auditing was conducted on 28 suppliers in MPT Kunshan and MPT Suzhou, including 17 high-risk vendors. All suppliers passed the audit. The audited vendors were not found to be in violation of any labor rights, integrity, management system, or environmental protection regulations.
Prohibiting Procurement Of Conflict Minerals
As a corporate citizen of the world, Getac supports and complies with the Responsible Mineral Initiative (RMI). We do not use conflict minerals that are mined in areas experiencing armed conflict or under conditions that violate human rights, specifically the 3TGs (tin, gold, tantalum and tungsten) extracted from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighboring countries. Getac also adheres to the RBA Code of Conduct and adopts the RMI conflicting minerals report template (CMRT) in 3TG reporting.
Additionally, MPT Kunshan also follows the regulations of the RBA, including conflict minerals in their annual supplier audits. Getac severs ties with suppliers who fail to meet the criteria based on the preliminary and secondary audit. None of the audited suppliers in the past three years have been involved in the use of conflict minerals.