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Responsible Supply Chain

We work to ensure safe, healthy, and fair working conditions in our supply chain.

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Meta is part of a complex value chain that touches lives and communities around the globe. Our Responsible Supply Chain (RSC) program strives to empower workers and protect the environment.

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Net Zero Supplier Engagement

Business as usual must fundamentally change to move away from what is obviously an unsustainable path. This shift is an enormous undertaking affecting all levels of the supply chain, an undertaking even a company the size of Meta cannot tackle alone. What we can control right now is how we operate and how we collaborate to collectively solve this giant challenge.

We have developed a supplier engagement program to help us reach net zero emissions across our value chain in 2030. We focus on working together with vendors to determine their Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, training them to set reduction targets and to take the actions to achieve those targets.

We engaged with 40 suppliers in 2021 to identify greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction opportunities within their operations. An energy-efficiency assessment for one such supplier in 2021 identified nearly 9,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of potential annual energy savings within the supplier’s mechanical and electrical facility-level equipment.

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Promoting Employee Wellbeing Across Our Value Chain

Our value chain spans the globe, relying on technology, innovation and, most importantly, people from all cultures and walks of life.

Our Happiness Series strives to increase worker morale and sense of belonging across our supply chain. After spending time at a supplier factory in China in 2021, we were inspired by the employees’ vast interest in education for personal growth and investment in their families. 

We installed a “smart” library that allows more than 11,000 workers to access nearly 2,000 books—for example, books that empower women to take control of their own destiny and books that workers could share with their children.

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“The Happiness Series extends beyond code compliance. It’s about wanting to do good and working to elevate joy in the lives of workers.”

Leslie Collins
Head of Responsible Supply Chain Sustainability for Meta
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Collaborating with Stakeholders

We are a member of the Responsible Business Alliance, Responsible Minerals Initiative, and Responsible Labor Initiative, multi-stakeholder and industry-wide initiatives, and we continue to look for ways to facilitate and maintain responsible value chains worldwide.

Resources

Download our latest Conflict Minerals disclosure and Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement.

2021 Sustainability Report

We envision a just and equitable transition to a zero-carbon economy, and are working to scale inclusive solutions that help create a healthier planet for all.

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