Sustainability: Supply chain accountability: Expectations of suppliers

We expect our suppliers to exemplify good corporate citizenship, and achieve and maintain benchmark levels of performance. This includes treating workers with respect and dignity, providing safe working conditions and using environmentally responsible manufacturing processes. We also expect suppliers to operate in full compliance with the laws and regulations of the countries in which they do business.

TI’s stringent policies and procedures dictate who has the authority to make purchasing commitments on the company's behalf. We engage and train suppliers to help them understand and adhere to our standards, policies and expectations, which primarily include these listed below:

We also include our expectations in purchase-order terms and conditions and in supplier contracts.