Corporate Social Responsibility
The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct establishes standards to ensure that working conditions in the electronicsindustry supply chain are safe,that workers are treated with respect and dignity, and that business operations are environmentally responsible and conducted ethically.
Considered as part of the electronics industry for purposes of this Code are all organizations that may design, market, manufacture or provide goods and services that are used to produce electronic goods. The Code may be voluntarily adopted by any business in the electronics sector and subsequently applied by that business to its supply chain and subcontractors, including providers of contract labor.
To adopt the Code and become a participant (“Participant”), a business shall declare its support for the Code and actively pursue conformance to the Code and its standards in accordance with a management system as herein. Participants must regard the Code as a total supply chain initiative. At a minimum, Participants shall also require its next tier suppliers to acknowledge and implement the Code.
Fundamental to adopting the Code is the understanding that a business, in all of its activities, must operate in full compliance with the laws, rules and regulations of the countries in which it operates.1 The Code encourages Participants to go beyond legal compliance, drawing upon internationally recognized standards, in order to advance social and environmental responsibility and business ethics. In alignment with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the provisions in this Code are derived from key international human rights standards including the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Carsem CSR Policy
Social responsibility is a core business value for Carsem which is in line with the management systems of labor, ethics, health, safety and environment and in accordance with the Responsible Business Alliance’s Code of Conduct (“RBA Code”), and Human Resources (HR) policies. Carsem is committed to continuously support Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts in all business aspects.
We are committed to:
- Continuously improve in our Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy
- Expect our business partners to demonstrate a commitment to social responsibility and to sourcing components and materials in ethical and responsible manner and taking all necessary steps to comply with Conflict Minerals legislations
- Actively participate in community work, education & awareness programmes
- Continually improving our performance and complying to all relevant legislation
- Encouraging our staff to be mindful of the environmental effects arising from their actions which involve natural resource
- All Employees shall comply with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
Disclosure of Information
It is to be disclosed in accordance with applicable regulations and prevailing industry practices. Falsification of records or misrepresentation of conditions or practices in the supply chain are unacceptable.
Information regarding Company :
- health and safety
- environmental practices
- business activities
- financial situation
Fair Business, Advertising and Competition
Standards of fair business, advertising and competition are to be upheld. Appropriate means to safeguard customer information must be available.
Intellectual property rights are to be respected; transfer of technology and know-how is to be done in a manner that protects intellectual property rights; and, customer information is to be safeguarded.
Protection of Identity and Non-Retaliation
Programs that ensure the confidentiality, anonymity and protection of supplier and employee whistleblowers are to be maintained, unless prohibited by law.
Carsem should have a communicated process for their personnel to be able to raise any concerns without fear of retaliation
Responsible Sourcing of Minerals
Carsem shall have a policy to reasonably assure that the tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold in the products they manufacture does not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups that are perpetrators of serious human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country. Carsem shall exercise due diligence on the source and chain of custody of these minerals and make their due diligence measures available to customers upon customer request.
Carsem are to commit to protecting the reasonable privacy expectations of personal information of everyone they do business with, including suppliers, customers, consumers and employees. Carsem are to comply with privacy and information security laws and regulatory requirements when personal information is collected, stored, processed, transmitted, and shared.