Molex Inc. has been formally accepted as an Applicant Member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). A coalition of the world’s leading electronics companies, the EICC facilitates collaboration between members and with customers, suppliers and others in the industry to work together on improving efficiency and social, ethical, labor standards and environmental responsibility in the global supply chain.
“We are honored our application has been accepted by the EICC. Engagement with the EICC demonstrates our commitment to business operations that are consistent with the highest standards of corporate responsibility,” states Jay Williamson, vice president of corporate quality, environmental health & safety at Molex. “Collectively, the EICC can achieve improvements within the electronic industry and its supply chain. We look forward to working on issues of common concern to help identify and implement industry-wide solutions.”
As an Applicant Member, Molex fully supports the EICC vision and mission goals:
- 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.
Molex is committed to progressively align its own operations with the provisions of the EICC Code of Conduct and to support and encourage first-tier suppliers to do the same. Consistent with EICC requirements, the Molex Code of Conduct for Suppliers defines expectations for current and future suppliers, subcontractors and contract manufacturers who supply components, materials and services used to manufacture Molex products or otherwise provide support services.
“Wherever possible, we will seek to adopt the EICC approach and tools in practical ways to support the industry’s common goals. At Molex, corporate responsibility and sound business practices are not just about regulations, legislation or customer demands. They reflect our core values and a legacy we are proud to continue in our association with the EICC,” adds Williamson.
For information on Molex corporate responsibility and supplier code of conduct, visit www.molex.com/ecocare/SupplyChainMgmt/index.html. To receive information on Molex products, please sign up for our e-nouncement newsletter at www.molex.com/link/register/.
About Molex Incorporated
Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions for a number of markets including: data communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle, aerospace and defense, medical, and lighting. Established in 1938, the company operates 41 manufacturing locations in 15 countries. The Molex website is www.molex.com. Follow us at www.twitter.com/molexconnectors, watch our videos at www.youtube.com/molexconnectors, connect with us at www.facebook.com/molexconnectors and read our blog at www.connector.com.