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.
  • More information on Supplier General Instructions can be found here: Supplier General Instructions

​ASM standard Terms and Conditions of Purchase

More information on our Terms and Conditions can be found here: ASM Standard Terms and Condition of Purchase.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

ASM Terms of Use for Supplier Portal

More information on our ASM Terms of Use for Supplier Portal can be found here: ASM terms of Use for Supplier Portal.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Corporate Responsibility, Environment, Health and Safety Policy

1. Supplier Code of Conduct – ASM has adopted the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct as its Supplier Code of Conduct. Supplier acknowledges this code and agrees to comply as a condition of supplying Buyer. Supplier acknowledges ASM’s Code of Ethics as a condition of supplying to the Buyer. 

2. Part Decontamination: Any components or sub-components that require special chemical process prior to shipment to Buyer must be certified that they are chemically free. Supplier hereby certifies that any components or sub-components supplied to Buyer comply with all applicable Buyer’s specification. 

3. Safety: Any substance which is regulated by any governmental authority and is a potential threat to health, safety, or the environment (“Hazardous Materials”) shall not be introduced by Supplier onto Buyer’s premises without prior written approval, and then only in compliance with the law. Prior to causing such Hazardous Materials to be on Buyer's premises, Supplier shall provide Buyer with Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and properly labeled containers/components prepared to, and conforming with the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS),and any other documentation reasonably necessary to enable Buyer to comply with the applicable laws and regulations, and obtain written approval from Buyer's Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) organization. Buyer will not grant approval without Supplier’s agreement to comply with Buyer’s Hazardous Materials management requirements available at Buyer Web Site.​