Slavery and Human Trafficking
January 1, 2012
EMC is committed to social and environmental responsibility and has zero tolerance for slavery and human trafficking. As part of this commitment, we are active members of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). The EICC’s Code of Conduct (the “EICC Code”) prohibits the use of forced, bonded (including debt bondage) or indentured labor, involuntary prison labor, slavery, or trafficking of persons. EMC has adopted the EICC Code for ourselves and our suppliers (the “EMC Supplier Code of Conduct”). EMC considers each supplier’s conduct vis-à-vis the EMC Supplier Code of Conduct when awarding and/or renewing business with the supplier.
EMC also has Human Rights and Global Labor Principles that are based on international labor and human rights standards. These principles reinforce and strengthen our commitment to the rights of our employees, workers in our supply chain, and workers in the global community. The principles are available on EMC.com at http://www.emc.com/collateral/brochure/global-labor-policy.pdf.
EMC has taken a variety of actions to verify the absence of forced labor, slavery, and human trafficking in our supply chain, including the following:
- Internal assessment of supply chain risk based on international indices as well as identification of supplier-specific risks;
- Acknowledgements of the EMC Supplier Code of Conduct from 100% of Tier 1 and strategic Tier 2 direct suppliers. Compliance with the Code is part of our standard contract language for all EMC vendors;
- Self-certification from suppliers of policies mandating compliance with all applicable labor regulations, including those related to freely chosen emplacement, through the EICC Self-Assessment Questionnaire;
- Self-certification from suppliers of policies mandating compliance with all applicable labor regulations, including those related to freely chosen emplacement, through the EICC Self-Assessment Questionnaire
- On-site verification of EICC Code conformance through independent, third-party audits that are announced;
- Training all EMC supply chain management professionals on the EMC Supplier Code of Conduct; and
- Internal accountability standards and procedures to help ensure that employees and contractors meet EMC standards.
Our focus on slavery and human trafficking is part of a larger effort to encourage supply chain transparency and accountability. We will not tolerate forced, bonded (including debt bondage) or indentured labor, involuntary prison labor, slavery, or trafficking of persons by any EMC supplier or for any other purpose. For additional information concerning our supply chain responsibility program, see http://www.emc.com/about/sustainability/supply-chain/index.htm.
Revised May 2013