The executive of CML actively supports comprehensive communication of the Code of Conduct and will ensure that it is implemented by all. The position of Compliance Officer has been created for the purpose of demonstrating the emphasis placed on implementing this corporate culture.
Adhering to the laws and legal structures of the countries in which we do business is a fundamental principle of CML. Staff members must adhere to the statutory regulations of the legal systems under which they act.
We respect the personal dignity, privacy and personal rights of each individual. We work with people from different origins, cultures and religions, irrespective of their skin color, sexual identity and gender. We do not accept discrimination based on these characteristics or any other form of personal attacks. These principles apply to our internal cooperation as well as to our behavior towards our business partners.
Integrity and adherence to legal regulations starts at the management level of a company. Each manager is responsible for the staff members entrusted to him. He/she must always adopt ethical behavior and adherence to guidelines as his/her own course and promote this through his/her leadership style and in training sessions.
No staff member may use his position to accept benefits or gifts from business partners or to grant such benefits or gifts. This excludes occasional gifts of symbolic value or invitations to business dinners or other events that are appropriate to the occasion. It is important to make specific procedures transparent by providing sufficient documentation. The Compliance Officer of CML must be consulted in cases of doubt.
All staff members of CML dealing with the import and export of printed circuit boards are obliged to adhere to all applicable export and import control regulations.
CML expects its suppliers to share its values and principles:
a) Adhere to all valid and applicable laws and directives
b) Abstain from any form of corruption
c) Respect the human rights of staff members and business partners
d) Adhere to the laws against child labor
e) Accept responsibility for the health and safety of staff members
f) Adhere to the relevant environmental conservation laws and regulations
g) Monitor that these principles are also adhered to within the group’s own supply chain
The RBA Code of Conduct (Responsible Business Alliance, previously called Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition) is a set of standards on social, environmental and ethical issues in the electronics industry supply chain. The standards set out in the Code of Conduct reference international norms and standards including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ILO International Labor Standards, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, ISO and SA standards, and many more. Our suppliers have agreed to respect and fulfill the principles stated above.
CML is concerned that minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries might serve as funding sources for armed groups causing human rights abuse, environmental destruction and conflicts in the area that encourage their activities.
For more information please refer to our Sourcing Conflict Mineral Policy.