Anti-Trafficking and Slavery
California Senate Bill 657 requires retailers and manufacturers which do business in California and have annual worldwide gross receipts over $100 million to describe on their websites the extent to which they:
- Verify their product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slave labor.
- Conduct audits to ensure their suppliers adhere to company standards, require their direct suppliers to certify that materials used to make their products are from countries that do not engage in slavery and human trafficking.
- Maintain internal accountability standards for employees or contractors that fall short of company requirements.
- Ensure that employees who are responsible for supply side management receive training on human trafficking and slavery, with a focus on the risks within supply chains.
Sanmina prides itself on conducting its business ethically and responsibly and seeks to employ best practices in corporate governance and supply chain management. As a member of the Responsible Business Alliance, Sanmina has adopted the RBA Code of Conduct. The Code provides that adopters must not use forced, bonded, indentured or prison labor, that work shall be voluntary and that workers shall be free to leave their employment. This policy precludes the use of unlawful child labor in accordance with the RBA and international standards. All of Sanmina’s plants adhere to this provision of the Code and Sanmina has notified its suppliers of its expectation that they adhere to the Code. In addition, critical suppliers must complete a questionnaire by which they confirm whether they, too, have adopted the Code or participate in an equivalent social code in the countries in which they operate. This information is used to help Sanmina decide whether to select a supplier (other factors include cost, alignment of operations with our own, customer requirements, quality, shipping time and warranty). We conduct our supplier reviews internally and not through a third party or independent, unannounced audit. If a supplier fails to live up to our standards, including those contained in the Code with respect to labor rights and conditions, we may terminate our engagement with them and replace them with a supplier which does. We believe this process helps us select suppliers with high ethical standards. In 2012, we conducted a training program to help ensure our employees who are responsible for supply-side management are sensitive to the risks of human trafficking and slavery within our supply chain.
Modern Slavery Act 2015 – U.K
Sanmina-SCI UK Ltd is part of Sanmina Corporation. As a top 5 global EMS company, Sanmina is a leader in contract electronics manufacturing, design and engineering, supply chain management services, new product introduction, logistics and repair. In the UK our products are produced at facilities located in Basingstoke, England (SGS) and Port Glasgow, Scotland (cable assembly).
Sanmina has a zero tolerance approach towards any form of slavery, servitude, forced or bonded labor, or human trafficking (collectively referred to as “modern slavery” in this statement). We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery in our business or in our supply chains, and to acting ethically and with integrity in all of our relationships.
Sanmina has developed and implemented its Business Ethics Code of Conduct which sets out the measures we take to ensure we conduct business ethically and responsibly for the benefit of our shareholders, customers, employees, stakeholders and suppliers. Sanmina has a supporting policy which strictly prohibits slavery or human trafficking within the business or in our direct supply chain in accordance with the UK Modern Slavery Act, 2015. Sanmina, as a founder and longstanding member of the Responsible Business Alliance has adopted its RBA Code of Conduct, its assessment tools, audit protocol, and accountability standards which include Freedom of Association. We undertake all reasonable and practical steps to ensure that our standards are implemented and that local legislation and regulations are being complied with, both throughout the business and within our direct supply chain. We will only work with those parties who fully comply with these standards, with issues of non-compliance being dealt with on a case by case basis.