We believe that all employees and our supplier’s employees should be treated with respect and dignity. We pledge to uphold human rights, ethical practices and a safe environment at all our operations, regardless of location, and expect our suppliers and their suppliers to be committed to the same principles.
To ensure that we are adopting and applying best practices and processes to respect human rights within our company, our industry and across our supply chain, TI is a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), the world’s largest industry coalition dedicated to corporate social responsibility in global supply chains.
We are determined to do business the right way, maintain a supply chain that can service our needs and meet our environmental and social responsibility requirements to build a stronger company for the long term.
Supply chain management
We expect our suppliers to operate in alignment with our values and supplier code of conduct; comply with all laws and regulations; and operate in accordance with environmental, social and governance standards.
We assess our supply base annually against the policies and codes that reflect our standards and expectations using internal and external tools.
TI validates assessments responses for specific labor risk factors by analyzing assessments, engagements and reviewing supplier policies.
We conduct regular audits and prioritize suppliers based on spend, criticality, industry, products, services and geographical location.
For critical suppliers, their performance on the above-described risk assessments are included in a biannual supplier performance measurement program.
Employees in our global purchasing organization as well as suppliers are trained on the RBA Code of Conduct annually, which addresses principles inclusive of freely chosen employment.
Any TI employee, supplier, distributor or customer who has reason to believe that TI, a TI employee, a supplier or other person(s) acting on TI’s behalf has violated a law, a statutory regulation, the TI Code of Conduct, Supplier Code of Conduct or a corporate policy, is expected to report the suspected violation to a TI representative or to the TI Ethics and Compliance Office. Reports may be made anonymously and all reported issues are investigated.
assessments have been completed since 2020.
of assessments were determined to be low risk with no high risk suppliers noted.
suppliers and their factories were assessed in 2021.