GOVERNANCE: Ensuring responsibility across our supply chain
WE ENFORCE A LEGAL CODE OF CONDUCT FOR ALL SUPPLIERS
We take great care to ensure that everyone who is a part of our business in one way or another is treated with respect and common humanity. We require all our suppliers to commit to the same standards as Icotera as well as our supplier code of conduct.
By signing the code of conduct, Icotera’s suppliers are committed to upholding health and safety, fair labor, and human rights. Our ambitions go beyond this, and we are working to expand the code of conduct to raise our ESG requirements by integrating the targets we set to include suppliers as well.
WE CONDUCT AUDITS TO ENSURE HIGHT QUALITY OF OPERATIONS
Standards differ from country to country. This is to be expected. Therefore, we have ensured the legal right to audit and request documentation from all our suppliers and sub-suppliers to ensure a high quality of operations.
Our quality checks include annual onsite visits, ongoing dialogue, random checks, and sample quality checks. These are made to keep track of our entire supply chain and make sure our products and process always live up to our internal standards.
WE COLLABORATE CLOSELY WITH UPSTREAM SUPPLIERS
At Icotera, we always strive to improve our products. This means pushing the limits when it comes to functionality and energy consumption as well as design and packaging. Even a slightly smaller router has high impact, as it uses less plastic, less packaging and less space when shipped. These parameters are also why we collaborate closely with upstream suppliers to design our products properly.
As part of our governance work, we are exploring how to improve our supplier documentation in areas such as conflict minerals and sustainability reporting to make sure we are continuously improving together.