Collaboration for good
We work to ensure safe, healthy, and fair working conditions in our supply chain.
As we grow, our partnerships with suppliers and stakeholders are expanding.
Our Responsible Supply Chain program provides our suppliers with a framework of standards and expectations that guides and supports our partnership. Our standards include the Responsible Business Alliance Code of Conduct, which addresses labor, environment, health and safety, ethics, and management systems, as well as Facebook’s Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement, which outlines our commitment to combating forced labor in our supply chain.
Our Conflict Minerals program extends our efforts deeper into our supply chain by promoting responsible sourcing of tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold (3TG) used in our consumer electronic products. We set clear conflict minerals expectations in our Conflict Minerals Policy.
We seek to engage meaningfully and proactively with our supply chain partners and to focus on issues most relevant to their individual work environments. To achieve this, we work hard to understand and effectively prioritize issues, which we achieve through supplier dialogue, collecting worker sentiment, and independent audits. We also look to broader industry trends and geographic factors, as well as stakeholder expertise to help shape our understanding and program. This approach has allowed us to develop collaborative and transparent relationships with key suppliers, support capacity building in areas that are most meaningful, and to respond quickly to challenges as they arise.
A positive footprint
We collaborate with partners to advance sustainable environmental practices throughout our supply chain.
It’s also important to understand and minimize the environmental impacts of our supply chain. We require that our suppliers meet applicable and locally mandated environmental laws and regulations, and we look beyond compliance with the goal of understanding—and helping our suppliers to minimize—their environmental impact.
We engage with our suppliers to understand their environmental strengths and challenges. One example is through our supplier self-assessment process. Data collected in this questionnaire helps us better understand our suppliers’ environmental performance. Additionally, it provides key insights on where to engage more deeply, to build supplier environmental competency and forge the unique partnerships needed to resolve issues while encouraging greater supplier ownership.
Our products are part of a complex value chain. We collaborate and share ideas with the broader community to develop solutions that can benefit the industry. We are a member of the Responsible Business Alliance and of the Responsible Minerals Initiative, multi-stakeholder and industry-wide initiatives, and we continue to look for ways to facilitate and maintain responsible value chains worldwide.