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Many international electrical and electronics enterprises are currently sharing a common concern, that is, the improvement of labor rights, working conditions and environment management within the supply chain. To address this, the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), composed of more than 40 leading electrical and electronic companies around the globe, established the Code of Conduct which is now a widely adopted social responsibility standard and best practice in the industry.
As an EICC-accredited third party auditing firm, SGS understands the requirements of the Code of Conduct and enthusiastically participates in events organized by EICC. By invitation, representatives of the SGS Corporate Social Responsibility Solution (CSRS) joined the suppliers’ seminar held in June, in order to provide support and help address the social responsibility issues experienced by EICC members and their suppliers.
SGS has also held many best practices seminars for the electrical and electronics industry, which allow suppliers, manufacturers and vendors to gain a deeper understanding of the Code of Conduct.
On August 20, 2009, SGS provided EICC training for Jabil, an EICC member and leading company in the electrical and electronic industry. Held in Shanghai, China, the training was delivered by Dr. Chung Yuen Tam, an experienced auditor from SGS CSRS.
SGS was especially invited by the company to discuss labor issues; Jabil’s management staff from different regions learned about the best practices, code requirements, and implementation of social accountability in the electrical and electronics industry. Through the training, the participants gained a clearer picture of the history and development of the EICC Code of Conduct, as well as the difficulties and proposed solutions in the industry.
Aware of their social, environmental and occupational health responsibilities, Jabil has requested their suppliers to follow the corresponding requirements to uphold these interests. Jabil understands that compliance with the EICC Code of Conduct not only enhances the efficiency and productivity of enterprises and suppliers, but also improves working conditions, and economic and environment development. Consequently, it will be easier for companies to recruit and retain workers, reduce pollution, save energy and resources, and optimize management systems.
As a global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing, and certification services, SGS provides sustainability performance solutions for electrical and electronic enterprises in order to strengthen their market competitiveness.
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