We continue to follow local and global policies for work, and to implement safety procedures as employees across the globe return to our offices.
HARMAN is committed to providing the highest quality products and services without compromising our ethical, environmental, or social responsibilities. We partner with diverse suppliers who share our values and reflect the customers we serve across the globe. Together with our Supply Chain Risk Management and Procurement organization as well as our internal Environmental Health & Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) teams, we operate a supply chain focused on continual improvement towards a sustainable future.
We strive to work with suppliers that are representative of diverse social groups to support the growth and success of equitable communities. As industry leaders, we also utilize supplier development programs to support our collaborative efforts with to meet HARMAN’s quality standards.
Elevating customer expectations through excellent quality is a top priority at HARMAN. So much so that executing on time and quality is one of our six key strategic pillars. Our commitment to quality and continuous learning begins with our leadership – but it is enacted through the decisions of each employee. We promote a quality culture that inspires every individual to make a difference. During Quality Month, we celebrate our accomplishments and further examine the ways that we can improve our practices.
All suppliers are provided with our Terms and Conditions and Supplier Code of Conduct, which require that suppliers support HARMAN’s policies. This includes environmental initiatives to minimize environmental harm throughout the product life cycle. Our Code of Conduct applies to all suppliers and sub-suppliers of goods and services, and is considered an integral part of our business relationships. The Code of Conduct requires integrity, compliance with applicable laws, environmental health and safety standards, safe working conditions, and SA8000 standard criteria.
We are continuously working to improve our risk management and supplier selection processes. The Supply Chain Risk Management team collects, evaluates, and scores sustainability information from suppliers based on a CSR questionnaire from the automotive industry-led Drive Sustainability organization. This score is incorporated into our overall partner risk assessments, which are used in the evaluation of our own suppliers.
In 2020, we expanded upon the requirements of our Supply Chain Sustainability Policy, which covers the following categories :
- Child labor and young workers
- Wages and benefits
- Working hours
- Health and safety
- Extortion and bribery
- Financial responsibility (accurate records)
- Freedom of association, including collective bargaining
- Forced or compulsory labor and human trafficking
- Conflicts of interest
- Counterfeit parts
- Intellectual property
- Export controls and economic sanctions
- Responsible chemical management
- Fair competition and anti-trust
- Air quality
- Water quality and consumption
- Disclosure of information
- Energy consumption and GHG CO2 emissions
- Natural resources management and waste reduction
- Protection of identity and non-retaliation
More information on HARMAN’s supply chain management and supply chain policies can be found at https://www.harman.com/supply-chain.
We are committed to transparency with our customers on the sources and impacts of our product materials. Our products contain tantalum, tin, tungsten or gold, and we survey our global supply chain for conflict minerals to reasonably assure that our products are conflict-free. We do not source directly from smelters or mines. We expect and follow ethical practices and compliance all applicable laws and regulations from our suppliers. Suppliers are expected, at a minimum, to report to us annually, establish consistent policy on conflict minerals issues, and complete our conflict minerals reporting template (CMRT) survey.