Issue Date:August 05, 2020
 

Suppliers are important partners for the sustainable operation of the Company and the plants in Taiwan/China, Young Green Energy, Champ Vision Display and Coretronic Intelligent Cloud Service. We have a total of 1,852 suppliers (1,648 domestic suppliers reaching 89% and 204 overseas suppliers). We conducted the classification and management based on the characteristics of the supplier and the products and services provided by them while adopting local procurement as the priority to promote the development of local economy. We also ensured to maintain stable operation, accelerated the production efficiency and reduced the carbon emission generated during the transportation as much as possible.
 

To pursue mutual development and sustainable operation for both parties, we have established comprehensive supply chain management regulations and measures for raw material production suppliers, including the assessment of new suppliers, supplier management, supplier audit and guidance to screen suppliers that can meet our requirements of quality, delivery time and technology. Therefore, we can ensure the stable supply of products with quality meeting the required standards. In addition, we have established a “Management Handbook of Code of Conduct for Responsible Business Alliance” for the supplier management according to the Code of Conduct of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) and strove to urge our suppliers to focus on issues such as ethics, labor rights, environmental protection, health and safety. By fully carrying through the risk management and continual operational plan, we expect to build a green supply chain.

   

 

Supplier Management Specifications

经济面
Economic
Norm
  • Compliance with material supply general provisions.
  • Non-disclosure agreement
  • Supplier questionnaire surveys and notices
  • Supplier audits and ratings
  • Statement of C-TPAT compliance for supply chain safety management
Approach
  • We conduct periodic supplier audits to ensure that the material quality, delivery time, price, and service of suppliers meet the requirements.
  • We also arrange guidance, education, and training for suppliers to maintain and raise their competitiveness.
Standard
  • ISO 9001
环境面
Environmental
Norm
  • ESH policy leaflets
  • Green Product Commitment
  • Environmentally hazardous substances questionnaire survey
  • Safety Data Sheet (SDS) / Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  • RBA Code of Conduct
  • SVHC Guarantee (REACH)
Approach
  • New suppliers must comply with the hazard-free substance standard
  • Test reports are managed over a platform to ensure the up-to-date reports are obtained to ensure zero restricted substance is used.
  • Suppliers certified with ISO 14001 and complied with the Hazardous Substance Process Management System will be accepted in higher priority.
Standard
  • RoHS
  • REACH
  • RBA
社会面
Social
Norm
  • Supplier Integrity Commitment
  • RBA Code of Conduct
  • Conflict mineral investigating
  • Supplier management (reward / liunishment)
Approach
  • Suppliers must comply with the RBA Code of Conduct and accept the conflict mineral investigation. They must pass the qualification before becoming qualified suppliers.
  • Suppliers must perform the integrity terms and sign the Supplier Integrity Commitment, and establish a positive and good cooperation relationship.
Standard
  • RBA

Procurement Practices

Based on the environmental footprint, we understand that material and part procurement can likely cause environmental impacts. Therefore, procurement localization is an important strategy for finding suppliers and partners. We also hope that suppliers can operate their business through local procurement, in order to contribute to environmental protection together. The figure below shows the proportion of local procurement in 2019. In order to maintain the quality of products, plants of Coretronic Visual Business Group in Taiwan and China must purchase key components from specific foreign suppliers, thus, the proportion of local procurement is much lower, however, we will strive to buy the rest of components from local suppliers. The proportion of local procurement of Optoma is 100%.


在地采购

Supplier Guidance

We build professional green platform and hold the supplier conference to assist suppliers to solve problems.

 

I Supplier Portal (ISP)

Comprising the purchase order (PO), Work in Process (WIP), qualitative forecasting (QF), and mold management modules, ISP enables paperless processing for material suppliers and procurement staff and real-time processing of delivery time notification, QF confirmation, and inventory report. Apart from enhancing efficiency, ISP is an effective channel for communication and interaction with suppliers.


绿色供应链


Green Product Management System (GPMS)

This platform includes the announcement area, MCD Request area and the supplier list area. The announcement area on the homepage provides information such as the new version of green product specifications and the educational training videos on the GPMS platform to prevent suppliers from following the incorrect regulations or using the incorrect forms. Meanwhile, it also provides the upload status of the supplier documents for the inquiry of the procurement department/engineers, maintain the directory of the raw material suppliers, the RoHS 2.0, SVHC and SDS information filled by the suppliers and the report downloading for the supervisor based on to the BOM of model types.
 

Supplier Conference

Since the promotion of the supply chain responsibility for the electronics industry in 2017, Coretronic worked together with the suppliers to improve aspects of quality, cost, delivery time, environmental protection, safety and health. By the on-site guidance and face-to face communication, we improved the supply chain management capability to fulfill the sustainability commitment at the same time. After three years of collaborative discussion on issues of environment changes and international environmental protection laws with the suppliers, we shared and delivered the awareness and results of Coretronic regarding the green environmental protection and energy saving. We first incorporated issues such as corporate social responsibility, social participation and energy management in 2019. In addition, the Wujiang Plant not only praised the outstanding suppliers but also invited suppliers with excelling performance to share their experience in energy saving and carbon reduction in hope of bring more supplier partners to respect the sustainable operation and promote their competitiveness in green energy conservation. In this case, we can jointly implement the commitment for sustainability.
 

Corporation Coretronic
(Energy Saving Business Group)
in Taiwan
Coretronic
in Wujiang
Coretronic
(Visual Solutions Business Group )
in Taiwan
Session 1 1 1
Total number of participants 23 suppliers 47 suppliers 17 suppliers
Main Issues
  • Regulations and Environmental Policies
  • Coretronic's ESG Performance
  • Supply Chain Strategies
  • CSR Introduction
  • ISO 50001 Introduction
  • Global Environmental Trend
  • Environmental Regulations in China
  • Green Supply Chian
  • GPMS
  • Excellent Suppliers Experience Sharing
  • Best Suppliers of Green Actions Award
  • Global Environmental Regulations
  • Green Products Policies

Green Supply Chain

Coretronic requests suppliers to build the green supply chain and follow the measures below to develop a sustainable supply chain together.

Compliance with the Code of Green Product Procurement

Suppliers are required to promise and ensure their products comply with the Code of Green Product Procurement, and provide RoHS lab test and examination report from an accredited third-party unit, Green product commitment, Environmentally hazardous substance questionnaire, Lead-free part reliability report, Safety data sheet (SDS), Certificate of authenticity (COA), Test integrated form, and Conflict Minerals Statement. From the part confirmation system, engineers can confirm the green product supply capacity of suppliers. All of Coretronic (Energy Saving Business Group in Taiwan and Wujiang) and Champ Vision Display's top 100 suppliers in 2019 (except for OEM and customer-specified suppliers) have signed Green Product Commitment, and 99% Coretronic (Visual Solutions Business Group in Taiwan and Kunshan), Young Green Energy, and Coretronic Intelligent Cloud Service suppliers have signed Green Product Commitment.

Compliance with RBA Code of Conduct

The plants of Coretronic in Taiwan and China, Young Green Energy, and Coretronic Intelligent Cloud Service have fully introduced RBA 6.0 in the assessment procedure of new suppliers to ensure all the suppliers are compliant with the RBA Code of Conduct. 36 suppliers were arranged to undergo RBA audit in 2019. 36 suppliers passed the audit with a pass rate of 100%.

Coretronic's Kunshan Plant applied for a voluntary RBA VAP audit in 2019. 223 suppliers signed the RBA Code of Conduct with a signing rate of 86%. This demonstrated the leadership of a green enterprise. A score equivalent to the level of 174 and a rating of Silver was acquired. The Wujiang Plant asked suppliers to sign the “Subcontractor/Supplier Social Responsibility Commitment.” A total of 109 suppliers affixed their signatures with a signing rate of 100%.

Responsible Minerals Procurement Policy

Conflict metal refers to minerals from the conflict mining area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. These minerals are refined into tantalum (Ta), tin (Sn), tungsten (W) (referred to as tri-T mineral), gold (Au), and cobalt (Co), which are used in electronics and other products, respectively. Some of the metal minerals have become the main source of financial resources for armed rebel groups in the African Democratic Republic of the Congo. They are used to trade arms, carry out bloody conflicts with the government, and desecrate local civilians. As a result, international disputes have arisen. As a global citizen, we recognizes that the exploitation, trading, processing, and exporting of mineral resources in conflict-affected and high-risk areas have risks that may cause major adverse effects, and we recognize that we have respect for human rights, do not contribute to conflicts and are not environmentally friendly. And society has a negative impact. We declare and promise not to accept the use of metals from conflict mining areas. At the same time, we also require our suppliers to:

  • Must fulfill social environmental responsibility
  • Ensure that products do not use “conflict minerals” from Congo-King and its neighboring countries and regions
  • Trace all sources of Au, Ta, Sn, W, and Co contained in all products
  • Intolerance cannot be done in any way to benefit, encourage, assist or facilitate any party to commit serious human rights violations
  • It will not tolerate any direct or indirect support from organized armed groups that have been mined, transported, traded, processed or exported through mineral resources
  • Do not provide, promise, give or demand any bribe and resist bribery or extortion. It will not cover up or falsify the origin of mineral resources, and falsely report the taxes and expenses that mineral resources exploitation, trade, processing, transportation, export and other activities Bribery with royalties will pay to the government
  • Do not participate or benefit from mining resources on land that does not receive free, prior, informed consent from local and indigenous peoples, including those with legal title, lease, and concession or permitted
  • This requirement is communicated to its upstream supplier

In order to practically implement the corporate social responsibility and international justice, we follow the Responsible Business Alliances (RBA) Code of Conduct – “conflict-free minerals statement,” to request our suppliers to provide declarations according to the procedures management of parts recognition operations; and we also carry out investigations through the electronic information system to fulfill the requirements of customers and legislation.

In order to investigate the information of smelters for the Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten and Gold required in the products, Coretronic(Visual Solutions Business Group in Taiwan and Kunshan),  Young Green Energy, and Coretronic Intelligent Cloud Service have successfully received responses of the “conflict minerals survey form” based on CFSI CMRT version 5.11 from 31 suppliers, with the response rate of 100%.

In 2019, Coretronic (Energy Saving Business Group in Taiwan and Wujiang) and Champ Vision Display received 103 conflict materials statement (including electronic version) , with the response rate of 100%. Suppliers who did not send us the statement have posted related information on their corporate website. In the future, we will continue to keep track of conflict materials to relieve the impact from conflict minerals.

Recycling of Wrapping Materials

Coretronic’s Energy Saving Business Group, Wujiang Plant, and the plants in Taiwan have implemented a waste recycling plan together with the supplies since 2017 to recycle plastic and paper wrappings. In addition, packaging materials that could be used to carry materials repeatedly were used for shipment and recovered after use to reduce consumption of wrappings and containers, promote the idea of circular economy such as recycling and reduction of waste, and act in a more environment-friendly manner. A total of 25 suppliers supported the idea with a recycle rate of 93% in 2019.