Vicor position statement on the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act 2010
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) went into effect on January 1, 2012. This law was designed to increase the amount of information made available by manufacturers and retailers regarding their efforts to address the issue of slavery and human trafficking, thereby allowing consumers to make better, more informed choices regarding the products they buy and the companies they choose to support.
Vicor Corporation seeks at all times to conform to the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition’s (EICC) Code of Conduct, including those portions covering human trafficking and slave labor. The Code of Conduct is underpinned by international labor and human rights standards. We believe that workers at Vicor Corporation Facilities and Supplier Facilities have the right to freely choose employment and the right to a workplace free of harassment and unlawful discrimination. Slavery and human trafficking can take many forms, including forced labor and child labor.
Vicor Corporation has zero tolerance for suppliers that traffic in persons, use forced labor in performing contracts, or use debt-bonded contract labor (all referred to here as “Forced Labor”). Vicor has undertaken efforts to require that its vendors comply with the EICC Code of Conduct and the CA Transparency in Supply Chain Act and pledges to continue to do so in the future. Additionally:
- Vicor does not believe that any of its suppliers engage in Forced Labor practices. The company has initiated a review of its supply chain, in conjunction with our Conflict Minerals Program, to evaluate compliance with these requirements. Vicor is conducting these reviews and will conduct any verification efforts, with an appropriate third party Organization.
- Vicor has not, as of the date of this Statement, conducted audits of its supply chain. If it determines that such audits are appropriate, it would expect to conduct audits under those circumstances, without prior announcement, either by independent auditors or its own qualified employees.
- Vicor has begun to require its direct suppliers to verify that materials incorporated into its products comply with all applicable laws addressing Forced Labor.
- Vicor has implemented a policy (QSP-0033) specifically addressing Forced Labor matters, including slavery and human trafficking issues, and the CA Transparency in Supply Chain Act, and to integrate that policy into its supply chain requirements
Vicor Corporation does not utilize any Slavery or Human Trafficking or Forced Labor activities at its own facilities in the United States or elsewhere.
Edward C. Fink, Jr.
Sr. Environmental Compliance Engineer, Vicor