Supply Chain

We continually evaluate our suppliers to confirm that they are acting to ensure the sustainability of our world while behaving as responsible global citizens. We work to promote fair labor practices throughout our supply chain and prohibit the use of forced, bonded and indentured labor. Our commitment against the use of conflict minerals is resolute and our programs are comprehensive. We actively survey our supply chain on an annual basis to ensure compliance with our policies.

Human Rights and Fair Labor Practices

We have high expectations that our suppliers will act in a way that is consistent with our culture and values. Our expectations of our suppliers include alignment with our:

As stated in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics policy, we have zero tolerance for human trafficking and slavery. To underpin our current practices, which are based on the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights, we also have a Global Human Rights Policy. To ensure that our suppliers are acting in a manner consistent with our values and standards, we have expanded our outreach and engagement on our Supplier Code of Conduct and, in 2020, we published a new Supplier Responsible Labor Policy which sets forth the standards we expect our supply chain to uphold. After mapping our supply chain, we have begun engaging with our most at-risk Tier 1 Direct suppliers through an awareness campaign to ensure they are adhering to our standards.

We are a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), the world’s largest industry coalition dedicated to corporate responsibility in global supply chains. We continue to actively monitor the RBA’s Responsible Labor Initiative (RLI), a multi-industry, multi-stakeholder initiative focused on ensuring that the rights of global supply chain workers who may be vulnerable to forced labor are consistently respected and promoted. We continue to evaluate the guidance and tools provided by the RLI’s Responsible Workplace Program, Responsible Recruitment Program and Supplemental Validated Audit Process (SVAP) to determine which tools may be the most effective in our efforts to help break the cycle of labor exploitation. Amphenol has a “no fees” recruitment policy already in place covering our own operations and in 2020, we expanded this requirement on fees to include our Tier 1 Direct suppliers.

Sustainable Supply Chain

Sustainable Supply Chain

Sustainable Supply Chain
Our intention is to work collaboratively with our supply chain to reduce our collective impact while simultaneously enhancing the long-term sustainability of our planet. To meet this goal, we routinely evaluate our suppliers on the quality and stewardship of their products, and assess whether they are meeting certain social responsibility requirements and metrics. In addition, we regularly review our raw materials and components for regulated substances to assess our products’ conformity to customer-specific requirements and industry standards (i.e., Halogen-Free, Lead-Free), as well as other applicable regulations such as Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Registration, Evaluation & Authorization of Chemicals (REACH).

Conflict and Responsible Minerals

Conflict and Responsible Minerals

Amphenol seeks to go beyond local and customer requirements in our efforts to be a good corporate steward. We are a member of the RBA’s Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), which seeks to promote the common goal of understanding and contributing to mitigating the salient social and environmental impacts of extraction and processing of raw materials in supply chains. In addition, in accordance with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s conflict minerals requirements, we have a comprehensive conflict minerals program which ensures that we do not knowingly use tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold (3TG) that may originate from sources that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups through mining or mineral trading in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country. On an annual basis, we actively survey our supply chain regarding the origin of the 3TG used in our products to confirm that the appropriate reasonable country of origin inquiry (RCOI) and due diligence has been performed, as detailed in our latest Conflict Minerals Report. In 2020, we enhanced our responsible minerals program by increasing our outreach beyond 3TG to engage our supply chain in the responsible sourcing of cobalt.

Amphenol follows the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, to develop appropriate assessment frameworks and management systems for establishing RCOI processes and due diligence. While our European operations are below the European Union (EU) Conflict Minerals Regulation thresholds for reporting, we annually assess our status and continue to support our customers who fall under these regulations. As detailed in our Responsible Minerals Policy, we recognize that supply chain transparency and collaborative efforts within the industry are imperative for promoting responsible minerals mining in conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRA) and we support the goal of eradicating human rights violations and environmental impacts associated with the extraction of certain minerals.

Conflict and Responsible Minerals
Anti-Bribery

Anti-Bribery

Anti-Bribery
Our reputation is one of our most important assets. The bedrock of this hard-earned reputation is the integrity and honesty of our employees around the world. Amphenol’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics requires all employees to follow the law at all times. This includes following all anti-bribery laws in the jurisdictions in which we operate. In addition, the making of any improper payments or offers of payments to obtain or retain business is strictly prohibited. This also includes prohibiting making payments (including commissions) to third parties who in turn pay government officials or other third parties to obtain or to retain business. Amphenol’s anti-bribery efforts are further supported by a robust ethics and compliance program, including an independent internal audit function, training and a whistleblower and investigation process with a strict policy prohibiting retaliation. It is also supported by the Company’s Supplier Code of Conduct.