Human Rights and Fair Labor Practices
We seek to partner with suppliers who conduct their business in a way that is consistent with our culture and values. Our expectations of our suppliers include alignment with our:
- Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and our Anti-Human Trafficking & Slavery Statement.
- Supplier Code of Conduct, which prohibits the use of forced, bonded and indentured labor and involuntary prison labor.
- Supplier Responsible Labor Policy, which sets forth the standards we expect our suppliers to uphold to ensure that their working conditions are safe and that workers are treated with dignity and respect.
As stated in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics policy, we have zero tolerance for human trafficking and slavery. Additionally, we strive to respect the rights of all stakeholders through our commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Our Global Human Rights Policy reinforces our responsibility to respecting and promoting human rights in our relationships with our employees, suppliers and members of the communities in which we operate.
In 2021, Amphenol updated its Supplier Code of Conduct and Supplier Responsible Labor Policy to align with the new requirements released by the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) in January 2021. We continue to assess our supply chain and engage with our most at-risk Tier 1 Direct suppliers through a targeted outreach campaign to ensure they are adhering to our standards. We are also committed against the use of Conflict Minerals and actively survey our supply chain on an annual basis to ensure we do not knowingly use these materials.
Sustainable Supply Chain
Conflict and Responsible Minerals
Amphenol seeks to go beyond local and customer requirements in our efforts to be a good corporate steward. In accordance with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Conflict Minerals regulations, we manage a comprehensive Conflict Minerals program that ensures we do not knowingly use tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold (3TG), which 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 and cobalt used in our products to ensure the appropriate reasonable country of origin inquiry (RCOI) and due diligence has been performed, as detailed in our latest Conflict Minerals Report. In 2021, we again expanded the scope of our responsible minerals program beyond 3TG and cobalt to include mica, a miner al commonly used in electronics manufacturing.
Amphenol is also a member of the 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. Our responsible minerals program is designed around and operates under the principles of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. Although Amphenol has determined that its European operations are not directly in-scope for the European Union (EU) Conflict Minerals Regulation and its conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRAs) purview, we routinely assess our status and continue to support our customers who are in-scope.