California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657)
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657) requires many companies to disclose on their websites the efforts they take to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains. The Act requires disclosures regarding verification, auditing, certification, internal accountability and training.
eSilicon is committed to promoting high standards of honest and ethical business conduct and compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. We encourage compliance with the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct as standards that promote good labor practices, ethics, employee health and safety, and environmental responsibility. eSilicon obtained ISO 9001:2008 certification in September 2012 by demonstrating compliant processes and systems that comply with the ISO standard.
eSilicon does not perform any manufacturing itself, rather it engages manufacturing suppliers to perform those services. eSilicon provides each of its manufacturing suppliers with a self-assessment survey that asks suppliers to review the EICC Code of Conduct and to declare its compliance with such standards by completing a Survey for EICC Code of Conduct Compliance and Survey for Conflict Minerals. Upon return and review of the survey, if any answers appear to be unacceptable, eSilicon may further investigate the supplier. We believe that our suppliers' compliance with the EICC Code of Conduct reduces the risks of human trafficking and slavery in our supply chain. For more information on the EICC and to view the EICC Code of Conduct, visit http://www.eicc.info.
eSilicon has not audited its manufacturing suppliers or sought third-party verifications. However, some of our suppliers may have been audited by third parties retained by other EICC member companies.
eSilicon's standard contractual terms and conditions require each party to comply in all material respects with all laws and regulations to its activities under the applicable contract, which would include laws against slavery or human trafficking.
eSilicon requires all employees to follow the standards and principals set forth in its Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. Employees who fail to comply are subject to disciplinary action.
eSilicon provides managers and its employees who have direct responsibility for supply chain management with knowledge and information regarding eSilicon's requirements.