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Code of Conduct

Last updated: Jan 1, 2018

MBX Supplier Code Of Conduct

Supplier represents and warrants that Supplier and Products shall comply with all governmental regulations and laws, EICC Code of Conduct and all Laws relevant to health, safety, human rights, regulations associated with human trafficking and slavery, labor, ethics and the environment (including but not limited to ROHS, WEE and Reach).

Anti-Harassment Policy

The full value of each individual’s contribution can be realized only when we treat one another with the same respect, trust and dignity we ourselves expect. MBX insists on a work environment free of intimidation and harassment by anyone, including supervisors, coworkers, vendors, clients, customers, or other third parties.

EEO

MBX does not tolerate discrimination in the workplace—whether for race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable laws.

Human Rights Policy

MBX fully supports the United Nations Framework and Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and expects the Supplier to respect all human rights, including labor rights, throughout its business activities.

California Supply Chain Transparency Act – MBX supports this act which was created to help eradicate human trafficking and slavery worldwide. We require direct suppliers to certify that materials incorporated into their product comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business.

Forced Labor –  The Supplier must under no circumstances use, or in any other way benefit from, forced labor. Forced labor refers to any form of indentured servitude such as the use of physical punishment, confinement, or threats of violence as a method of discipline or control, such as retaining employees’ identification, passports, work permits or deposits as a condition of employment.

Wages and Benefits – The Supplier’s employees must be provided with wages and benefits that, at a minimum, comply with national laws or industry standards, whichever is higher, as well as binding collective agreements, including those pertaining to overtime work and other premium pay arrangements. In any event, wages should always be enough to meet basic needs for employees and their entitled official dependents, and to provide some discretionary income.

Employment Practices – The supplier shall only employ workers who are legally authorized to work in their facilities and are responsible for validating employees’ eligibility to work through appropriate documentation. All work shall be voluntary, and workers shall be free to leave work or terminate their employment upon reasonable notice. To every extent possible, work performed must be on the basis of recognized employment relationship established through national law and practice.

Minimum Age for Employment –  The use of child labor by the Supplier is strictly prohibited, in line with ILO Convention 138 on the Minimum Age, and Convention 182 on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour. The ILO Convention 138 on the Minimum Age indicates that no child below 15 years (or 14 in certain developing countries) is allowed to work, subject to exceptions allowed by the ILO or national law. If the Supplier employs young workers, it must demonstrate that the employment of young people does not expose them to undue physical risks that can harm physical, mental or emotional development.

Conflict Minerals-  Exercise due diligence with their relevant suppliers consistent with OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected
and High-Risk Areas

Environment

MBX requires its Supplier to comply with all applicable legal environmental requirements and demonstrate continual improvement of its environmental performance.

Anti-Bribery

The Supplier must never, directly or through intermediaries, offer or promise any personal or improper advantage in order to obtain or retain a business or other advantage from a third party, whether public or private. The Supplier will not pay or accept bribes, arrange or accept kickbacks and shall not take any actions to violate, or cause its business partners to violate, any applicable anti-bribery laws and regulations including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices.

Ethics

The Supplier must comply with all applicable ethical trade laws and regulations in the countries where materials are sourced, produced and incorporated into MBX product.

Diversity

MBX works with our suppliers to ensure that they have diversity initiatives.   We will survey our suppliers or collect their diversity initiatives from their websites and will track those that have programs in place.  

Where MBX sources directly with manufacturers, we will ask our manufacturers to identify themselves if part of the any of these groups.

  • Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBE)
  • Woman-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender -owned Business Enterprises (LGBTBE)
  • Disability-Owned Business Enterprises
  • Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB)
  • Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB Zone)
  • Veteran-Owned Businesses (VBE)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-owned Businesses (SDVBE)

Supplier shall declare its support for the ELECTRONIC INDUSTRY CITIZENSHIP COALITION® CODE OF CONDUCT and actively pursue conformance to the EICC Code and its standards in accordance with a management system as herein.

http://www.responsiblebusiness.org/media/docs/EICCCodeofConduct5_English.pdf

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this code of conduct, please contact us at
MBX Systems
1200 Technology Way
Libertyville, IL 60048