SESHA 2012 Symposium Abstract

EICC and Implications on Sustainability in the Supply Chain

Gothberg, Martin
(Applied Materials, Santa Clara, CA)

The Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition was established in 2004 and incorporated in 2007 to improve social, economic, and environmental conditions in the global electronics industry through a standardized code of conduct. As an association of the worlds leading electronics companies, the EICC exists to ensure greater awareness of the Code, to expand its adoption across the industry, to improve efficiency and promote social, ethical, and environmental responsibility in the global supply chain. The EICC has several focus areas and initiatives including assessment and monitoring, capability building, minerals extraction, working hours and environmental sustainability. Stakeholder engagement is key to the success of all EICC initiatives. Focussing on environmental responsibility in the supply chain, this presentation will provide an overview of the EICC, the current activities of the Environmental Sustainability Work Group, and the available tools at its disposal to gather information and measure improvement. As companies like Applied Materials incorporate the EICC code and tools further into their Sourcing program, suppliers may see greater activity or additional inquiries with potential resource implications.