Supplier management

At ASM, we have a long history of establishing strong partnerships with our customers, sharing our creativity to ‘co-create​’ high-quality solutions that our customers can rely on for volume manufacturing. In order to do so, we have built equally strong links with our suppliers. They share our working practices and standards, including our commitment to corporate responsibility, good citizenship and safety. The following focus areas are important to us and it is essential that our suppliers respect them.

 

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

The suppliers we partner with share our commitment to conducting business responsibly in the areas of ethics and the environment as set out in our Corporate Social Responsibility statement. They are committed to conducting their business according to our Code of Ethics and they understand and accept our Whistleblower policy. They also observe high standards of business and personal ethics when carrying out their duties and responsibilities while supporting our needs.

 

GOOD CITIZENSHIP

Our suppliers conduct their business in a manner consistent with the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) tenets to protect their employees, customers, communities, shareholders and the environment. They comply with all regulations pertaining to conflict minerals and provide all necessary declarations related to this policy. This requires them to source materials from socially responsible suppliers and to make continuous improvements in this highly sensitive area. For more information please read our Conflict Minerals policy.

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR SUPPLIERS

In addition to employing responsible business practices, our suppliers are expected to follow other specific guidelines when carrying out their business activities. These include:

  • Ensuring the consistency of the products they deliver to us by having a management system for controlling innovation and product change.
  • Safeguarding business continuity by establishing contingency plans in case of catastrophic events. A business disaster recovery plan, for instance, should specify the scope, management and employee responsibilities, risk evaluation and containment and recovery scenarios.
  • Maintaining safety and quality by following a Safety and Quality Program. This is in accordance with ISO international guidelines in Europe and other applicable guidelines for other parts of the world.
  • Complying with relevant trade laws. All of our suppliers should be aware of the import and export restrictions for the specific materials we deal with. Each supplier is required to provide guidelines for all the materials supplied to specific countries in order to comply with the laws and regulations of those countries.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

More in-depth information on all aspects of our supplier management policies can be obtained by contacting us. More information on our Terms and Conditions can be found here: Terms and Conditions fo​r Suppliers.​​​​​​