Supply Chain Transparency

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.

Verification

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 Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct as standards that promote good labor practices, business ethics, employee health and safety, responsible sourcing of minerals, and environmental responsibility. eSilicon obtained ISO 9001:2015 certification in June 2018 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 RBA Code of Conduct and to declare its compliance with such standards by completing a Survey for RBA Code of Conduct Compliance and Survey for Conflict Minerals¬†and Survey for Cobalt. 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 RBA Code of Conduct reduces the risks of human trafficking and slavery in our supply chain. For more information on the RBA and to view the RBA Code of Conduct, visit http://www.responsiblebusiness.org/code-of-conduct/.

Auditing

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 RBA member companies.

Certification

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.

Internal Accountability

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.

Training

eSilicon provides managers and its employees who have direct responsibility for supply chain management with knowledge and information regarding eSilicon’s requirements.