At ASM, we see the bigger picture. Our corporate responsibility does not stop at the factory gates; it applies to everyone across the world that works with us and that includes all of our suppliers.

The following extracts from our Corporate Responsibility Policy are directly relevant for our relationship with our supply chain.
“ASM is committed to making positive contributions towards causing no harm to our people or the planet.”

We require our supply chain to commit to the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) tenets to follow guidelines for performance and compliance with critical Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies, including all areas of Ethics, Labor, Environment, Health & safety and Management Systems.
We are actively working with our supply chain to address the issue of Conflict Minerals. We require all suppliers to commit to a Conflict Mineral-free supply chain. Our Conflict Mineral policy serves as the basis upon which we operate. We expect our entire supply chain to comply with this policy.
“ASM is committed to conducting business, both in our own operations and throughout our supply chain, in a manner consistent with the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) tenets to protect our employees, customers, communities, shareholders and the environment.”

As a member of the global corporate community, ASM has a strong commitment to its environmental and sustainability programs and is aware and focused on human rights violations that are associated with the mining of certain minerals under potentially violent conditions in certain parts of the world. ASM supports the principles endorsed by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Regulation and Consumer Protection Act to avoid the use of Conflict Minerals.
Conflict Minerals refers to minerals or other derivatives including tin, tantalum, gold and tungsten, which when mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries, directly or indirectly finance armed groups engaged in civil war resulting in social and environmental abuses.
ASM is committed to sourcing components and materials from companies that share these values concerning human rights, ethics and environmental and social sustainability.
ASM expects its suppliers to source materials from socially responsible suppliers. ASM expects its suppliers to comply with all regulations pertaining to Conflict Minerals and to provide all the necessary declarations. As this is an evolving global issue, ASM is committed to continuous improvement in this area both for itself and its supply chain.