Sustainability Supply Chain Management

Sustainable Future

Conflict Mineral Management

To curb improper practices arising from production transactions involving conflict minerals from conflict areas in African countries, SNI conducts investigations into supplier metal smelting suppliers. The investigation results did not reveal the use of metals from conflict minerals by the suppliers, allowing customers to confidently purchase SNI products. We declare that all products provided to customers are free of conflict minerals, committing not to use conflict minerals and adhering to the 'Environmental Product Restriction and Conflict Mineral Management Regulations.' We continue to request suppliers to conduct investigations using the 'Non-Conflict Smelter and Due Diligence Inquiry Form,' disclosing the origin of metals to trace the source of minerals, eliminate the purchase of minerals that support illegal forces, and avoid importing products containing conflict minerals such as gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W), cobalt (Co), tin (Sn), and mica.

In 2022, none of SNI's suppliers violated conflict mineral management requirements.

神準環安衛政策,持續透過以下途徑, 有效將政策內容傳達各利害關係人:

  • 廠區人員出入處張貼宣導。

  • 單位環境勞工安全衛生委員協助推行宣導。

  • 透過環安衛教育訓練及活動落實與推動。

  • 藉由承攬商與協議組織會議,說明、宣導、溝通及協調。

  • 公司內、外部網頁宣導。

Conflict Mineral Policy

As a responsible corporate citizen, the company fulfills its social responsibilities, respects human rights, and consistently addresses the issue of conflict minerals. We are committed to enforcing the following policies:

  1. Do not purchase conflict minerals from conflict regions.

  2. Require suppliers to reject the use of conflict minerals from conflict regions and sign a commitment to conflict-free minerals.

  3. Require our suppliers to manage their upstream and downstream suppliers to comply with conflict-free mineral requirements.

  4. Make maximum efforts to trace the source of materials and refuse to use conflict minerals from conflict regions.

Supplier ESG Advocacy

SNI places a strong emphasis on human rights, environmental, health and safety, and ethical management requirements. The RBA Code of Conduct principles have been extended to suppliers, requiring all suppliers to comply collectively. This promotes the RBA supply chain system, demonstrating a commitment to responsible corporate sustainability development.

In 2022, there were no instances of major suppliers using child labor, forced labor, or violating freedom of association.

Supplier Meetings

Supplier meetings serve as a direct platform for advocacy, consultation, and communication with suppliers. The meetings focus on promoting the new version of the Hazardous Substance Restriction Management Regulations, future environmental policies, quality requirements, and labor ethics management. This helps to build consensus on a green supply chain concept among suppliers, collectively creating a comprehensive green supply chain system to contribute to the production of environmentally friendly green products and a high-quality lifestyle.

Green Product Requirements

SNI prioritizes its own green sustainable operations, requiring the products it uses to meet green specifications. It actively assists suppliers in becoming green enterprises, continuously collecting and assessing the restrictions on substances required by various countries and customers, staying informed about global environmental trends, and actively meeting green product requirements.

In addition to implementing the Green Product Management System (GPMs), SNI has established a 'SNI Material Testing Report Management Mechanism for Suppliers' to monitor the compliance of materials effectively, reducing the use of harmful substances in products.

Precision XRF incoming inspection instruments are used internally, and samples are sent to external laboratories for a rigorous and thorough monitoring of restricted and harmful substances in raw materials and products. Internal controls and identification of harmful substances are integrated to comply with SNI's green product policy:

Comply with regulations and customer requirements.
Provide processes and products that reduce harmful substances.
Commit to green design development, promoting a sustainable green value chain.

Supplier Evaluation and Implementation

SNI has established supplier management regulations, evaluation and implementation mechanisms, quality management requirements, on-site audits, and assessment processes to ensure that the quality of supplied goods meets the specified standards.