Supplier Code of Conduct, including Human Trafficking and Slavery
Harmonic is committed to responsible business practices and ensures that the conditions in the supply chain are safe, that workers are treated with dignity and respect, and the practices are environmentally friendly.
Harmonic suppliers are expected to operate in full compliance with the laws, rules, and regulations of the countries in which they operate. Additionally, the suppliers are expected to comply with the internationally recognized standards in order to advance social and environmental responsibility.
Harmonic endorses a Supplier Code of Conduct based on the guidelines set by the Electronics Industry Code of Conduct (EICC). The Harmonic Supplier Code of Conduct includes a prohibition on human trafficking and slavery outlined in the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 or CA SB 657.
Harmonic employees and management who are directly responsible for supply chain management are trained on the Supplier Code of Conduct and are involved in its implementation. Harmonic has defined internal accountability standards and procedures for employees, contractors and suppliers who fail to meet requirements of the Harmonic Supplier Code of Conduct.
Harmonic communicate requirements outlined in the Supplier Code of Conduct to its direct suppliers every 2 years since 2013. Harmonic also provides training material to employees, contractors & suppliers on the Harmonic Supplier Code of Conduct.
The Harmonic Supplier Code of Conduct requires direct suppliers to certify that the materials incorporated into Harmonic products comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the countries in which they operate in.
Harmonic conducted assessments in year 2013 & 2015 of its primary suppliers to verify the actual or potential risks of slavery and human trafficking occurrences. Based on compliance score from assessment, Harmonic conducts audit & put improvement plan together with suppliers who fail to demonstrate satisfactory compliance level with Harmonic Supplier Code of Conduct. Harmonic has not yet engaged any independent third parties to verify these conclusions regarding its supply chain.
Harmonic intends to conduct the business only with those suppliers that commit to the compliance with the Harmonic Supplier Code of Conduct.