Not only Suppliers are one of the important resources that a company has, but also, they are the most crucial partner. Therefore, CWTC values the sustainability of our suppliers. Besides that, we implement the supplier management procedure to ensure the safety of the working environment in the supply chain, and to protect the environment, working conditions, human rights, social responsibility that complies with ethics.
We will confirm the supplier’s basic financial status, quality management, environmental management, and other system certifications through the supplier’s data sheet, and will require the signing of conflict-free minerals.
For new suppliers, CWTC will plan a factory tour and prepare for appraisals which help to ensure the suppliers meet the relevant specifications. Besides that, each year, we have regular visits and prepare the appraisals to help existing suppliers improve their performance by establishing and enhancing multiple lines of communication. The content of on-site visit evaluation includes quality management, delivery date, system management and sustainability risk assessment. After completing all the processes that we mentioned above, CWTC will start to collect the approvals from the department of procurement, quality assurance, engineering, and all related units, then the provider will become a qualified supplier.
None of the existing suppliers and contractors that have any actual or major negative impacts on the environment, labor conditions, human rights, and society in 2020.
CWTC and its subsidiaries have committed to complying with the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) and the global sustainability issues e-initiative organization, which also includes the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI).
As a good corporate citizen, CWTC is committed to fulfilling its social responsibilities, respecting human rights, and continuing to pay attention to conflict mineral issues. Moreover, we are committed to detailed supply chain investigations to ensure tin (Sn), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W), gold (Au), cobalt (Co), palladium (Pd) and other metals are not mined by mining areas or smelters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its neighboring areas controlled by armed groups. CWTC also expects to cooperate with suppliers who are responsible for the environment and society, and requires suppliers to abide by the Code of Conduct of the Responsible Business Alliance as followed:
1. Any illegally obtained conflict minerals is not allowed.
2. Any purchasing of conflict metals that are produced in conflict affected and high-risk areas is not allowed.
3. Encourage all suppliers in our supply chain, including outsourcers and smelters to participate in RBA and RMI programs
4. Committee to due diligence investigation of conflict minerals to provide more transparent sources of conflict metal and minerals.
The increase in the proportion of localized procurement has always been the focus of the company's procurement strategy. We create local employment rates and promote local economic growth by improving localized procurement, which can provide faster services and more direct communication while reducing transportation costs and shortening delivery time. Since the transportation distance is shortened, it can also reduce carbon emissions as well as environmental pollution. The number of raw materials purchased locally by each plant is continuing to increase in 2020.
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