Amphenol’s high-performance culture of entrepreneurial accountability is uniquely powerful in ensuring a sustainable future. By giving our local management around the world the authority to run their respective businesses, the entire Amphenol organization is empowered to truly “think globally, but act locally.”
Sustainability report (2019):
Enabling Temperature Measurement
Amphenol Advanced Sensors is a leading designer of customized temperature sensing technologies which are being used in non-contact temperature measurement solutions.
Reducing our Footprint
At our Amphenol Broadband Solutions facility in Campinas, Brazil, our team has taken a number of actions to reduce its environmental footprint.
Energy Reduction in Action
To reduce energy consumption, our Amphenol FTG facility installed a green roof.
We continually evaluate our suppliers to confirm that they are acting to ensure the sustainability of our world while behaving as responsible global citizens. We work to promote fair labor practices throughout our supply chain and prohibit the use of forced, bonded and indentured labor. Our commitment against the use of conflict minerals is resolute and our programs are comprehensive. We actively survey our supply chain on an annual basis to ensure compliance with our policies.
Human Rights and Fair Labor Practices
We have zero tolerance for human trafficking and slavery as stated in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and our Anti-Human Trafficking & Slavery Statement. Additionally, our Supplier Code of Conduct prohibits the use of forced, bonded and indentured labor and involuntary prison labor. To ensure that our suppliers are acting in a manner consistent with our values and standards, we have been expanding our outreach and engagement on our Supplier Code of Conduct. As part of these actions, we have published a Supplier Responsible Labor Policy which sets forth the standards we expect our supply chain to uphold to ensure that supplier working conditions are safe and that workers are treated with dignity and respect.
We are a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), the world’s largest industry coalition dedicated to corporate responsibility in global supply chains. We are also participants in RBA’s Responsible Labor Initiative (RLI), a multi-industry, multi-stakeholder initiative focused on ensuring that the rights of global supply chain workers who may be vulnerable to forced labor are consistently respected and promoted. We are also evaluating the guidance and tools provided by RLI’s Responsible Workplace Program, Responsible Recruitment Program and the Supplemental Validated Audit Process (SVAP) to determine which tools may be the most effective in our efforts to help break the cycle of labor exploitation. Amphenol has a “no fees” recruitment policy already in place covering our own operations and in 2020, we’ve expanded this prohibition on fees to include our Tier 1 Direct suppliers.
Sustainable Supply Chain
We routinely evaluate our suppliers on the quality and sustainability of their products, and to assess whether they are meeting certain social responsibility requirements and metrics. We review our raw materials and components for regulated substances to assess our products’ conformity with customer-specific requirements and industry standards (i.e., Halogen-Free, Lead-Free), as well as other applicable regulations such as Restriction of Hazardous Substances.
Amphenol seeks to go beyond local and customer requirements in our efforts to be a responsible corporate steward. In accordance with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s conflict minerals requirements, we have a comprehensive conflict minerals program which ensures that we do not knowingly use tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold (3TG) that originate from sources that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups through mining or mineral trading in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country. On an annual basis, we actively survey our supply chain regarding the origin of the 3TG used in our products to ensure the appropriate reasonable country of origin inquiry (RCOI) and due diligence has been performed, as detailed in our latest Conflict Minerals Report. Amphenol is also a member of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) which seeks to promote the common goal of understanding and contributing to mitigating the salient social and environmental impacts of extraction and processing of raw materials in supply chains.
Our reputation is one of our most important assets. The bedrock of this hard-earned reputation is the integrity and honesty of our employees around the world. Amphenol’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics requires all employees to follow the law at all times. This includes following all antibribery laws in the jurisdictions in which we operate. The making of any inappropriate payments or offers of payments to obtain or retain business is strictly prohibited. This also includes prohibiting making payments (including commissions) to third parties who in turn pay government officials or other third parties to obtain or to retain business. Amphenol’s anti-bribery efforts are further supported by a robust ethics and compliance program, including an independent internal audit function, training and a whistleblower and investigation process with a strict policy prohibiting retaliation. It is also supported by the Company’s Supplier Code of Conduct.
Every day billions of people around the world interact with our products. Our job is to make sure that these interactions are safe, reliable and productive.