AcBel Polytech Inc. 康舒科技

Green Procurement

Responsible Procurement

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AcBel promotes a sustainable supply chain management mechanism, utilizes internal risk management, and establishes an investigation and audit mechanism for suppliers and raw materials. By so doing, we ensure that raw materials provided by suppliers are in compliance with international human rights requirements, lead-free, halogen-free, and EU regulations on banned substances such as RoHS and REACH. It is our corporate value to provide products and services in accordance with international human rights, environmental regulations and directives responsibly.

We abide by green procurement principles and have established a comprehensive supplier due diligence and hazardous substance testing process that ensures raw materials are in compliance with international labor and human rights and environmental management substance regulations.

Raw Material Procurement Regulations:
In accordance with international human rights standards and regulations, we have established supplier due diligence procedures to investigate the sources of raw materials and components without human rights violations in order to meet the expectations and requirements of our customers.
AcBel formulated the "Environmental Management Substance Specications" in accordance with international environmental regulations and customer requirements as a standard for inspection and screening of banned or restricted substances in the procurement of raw materials and components.

Green Raw Material:
We manage the procurement of raw materials at the source and carefully review the process changes so as to avoid the risk of using raw materials containing harmful substances. Therefore, AcBel is consistently committed to collecting international and local environmental laws and regulations on a regular basis, inventorying substances that may be banned in the future, as well as cooperating with suppliers to nd alternative raw materials in response. Early notication of EOL (End-of-life) of raw materials by suppliers and certication of alternative raw materials are provided to customers to initiate the change of materials for parts in advance.
Special component materials that are moisture sensitive (MSL) and require ESD protection are stored in special material warehouses with constant humidity and temperature, while the storage is controlled by the manufacturing cycle in order to ensure the stable quality of raw materials with the use of an information management system.
AcBel joins hands in hands with our customers and suppliers to develop the addition of recycled parts for the purpose of reducing unnecessary resource waste, maximizing resource utilization as well as for pursuing environmental friendliness.

Raw Materials Risk Management

AcBel conducts risk management for key materials through the analysis of "procurement attributes," which include factors such as single sourcing, high technical thresholds, price volatility, vulnerability to supplier labor and capacity issues, etc. This ensures the stability of material supply, reduces risks related to product delivery timeframes and corporate reputation.

In 2022, semiconductor components, printed circuit boards, mechanical hardware components, and magnetic components were identified as higher-risk critical components for the company. Passive electronic components, which were considered high-risk in 2021, have shown reduced risk due to the company's implementation of a diversified supplier strategy.

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Local Procurement Implementation

AcBel mainly engages in the manufacturing of power supplies, and if we analyze the overall procurement amount, semiconductors account for the highest proportion at 33.8%. In 2022, the main procurement items were semiconductors, hardware components (both large and small), wires, fans, and connectors, which accounted for a total procurement amount of 78.10%. Due to the increased proportion of semiconductor procurement, the proportions of the top few component procurements have slightly increased compared to 2021.

In 2022, in terms of supplier locations, for AcBel, the majority of its component supply chain is located in Taiwan and China, accounting for 90.27% of the total. As for SINO’s three factories, which focus on hardware components, the suppliers are primarily based in China, considering the transportation of metal materials. The proportion of supplier locations remained relatively stable compared to 2021.

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In 2022, due to the pandemic, many suppliers faced production disruptions, logistics challenges, and labor shortages. To ensure smooth delivery to customers, AcBel prioritized suppliers who were able to provide materials. The adjustment and control of production lines in various factories has resulted in a significant difference in the proportion of local purchasing compared to 2021.

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Constraining Use of Conflicting Minerals

AcBel supports the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) initiated by RBA and GeSI (Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative), which establishes a conflict minerals sourcing policy (including gold, tin, tantalum, tungsten, cobalt, mica, and other materials). AcBel also discloses its sourcing policy and conflict minerals report on its corporate website.

AcBel follows the guidelines outlined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in the "Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High Risk Areas." AcBel requires suppliers to regularly respond to the conflict minerals report templates, namely the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) and Extended Minerals Reporting Template (EMRT) released by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI). This ensures that the metal materials in our supply chain comply with international standards and are sourced from smelters and refiners certified through the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP).