April 8, 2011: As a Full Member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), Intel Corporation (Intel) fully supports the vision and goals of the EICC within our global operations as stated. Vision: Through the application of high standards we can create better social, economic, and environmental outcomes for all those involved in the Electronics and ICT supply chains.
This ...includes increased efficiency and productivity for customers and suppliers, improved conditions for workers, economic development, and a cleaner environment for local communities. Mission: To deliver these benefits through a shared approach to implementing the EICC Code of Conduct. This approach will reduce duplication, focus efforts on positive social and environmental change, build supply chain capabilities in social responsibility, and employ a process that solicits feedback from stakeholders. Since November 2004 when Intel first embraced and committed to work on an implementation model for the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct, we have worked together with others in the information and communication technology and electronics industry to make these efforts a success.
We believe that a coordinated and consistent approach within our industry holds the greatest promise for performance improvement. As such, Intel commits to implement the EICC approach and tools in the spirit of the industry’s shared objectives. To this end, we will utilize the EICC’s tools and processes as a continuous improvement methodology in lieu of developing or implementing divergent efforts of our own. Intel commits to support the common program of EICC and will avoid unique and/or divergent actions except where there is a legitimate and compelling business imperative which may make these necessary. Further, Intel will implement the EICC across our supply base by utilizing the EICC best practices. Intel will encourage and support its suppliers to likewise implement EICC best practices with their suppliers. Intel will cooperate with our peers and others to promote safe working conditions, worker rights, environmental responsibility, and business ethics beyond reproach in the global electronics supply chain.