Responsible Business Alliance (formerly EICC)
The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) is a non-profit coalition of leading electronics companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains. RBA members commit and are held accountable to a common Code of Conduct and utilize a range of training and assessment tools to support continuous improvement. The RBA is comprised of more than 110 electronics companies with combined annual revenue of greater than $4.75 trillion and directly employing over 6 million people.
XP Power achieved Full Membership of the Responsible Business Alliance (formerly EICC) in March 2011. The Company adopted the Code of Conduct and have been working with its key suppliers to ensure they too are compliant with the Code.
The RBA is enabling XP Power to make continuous improvements to its performance on environmental matters but also in employee relations, health and safety and business ethics.
Integrity of Our Supply Chain
As well as adopting the standards set by the Code of Conduct XP Power also works closely with its suppliers to encourage them to adopt the same high standards. Supplier audit process includes evaluating suppliers' performance against the environment, treatment of labor, health and safety and business ethics standards set out in the EICC Code of Conduct. The policy is to disengage with suppliers found to be environmentally negligent or non-compliant with XP Power's policies.
As well as conducting regular supplier audits XP Power also hosts a supplier day at its China facility which, amongst other things, allows XP Power to communicate its expectations so they can work closely together on improving environmental, corporate social responsibility and commercial issues.