AcBel Polytech Inc. 康舒科技

Green Procurement

Materials Management

According to the principles of green procurement and source management, raw materials should be purchased in compliance with the halogen-free and EU RoHS-disabled material standards. Suppliers must also declare that the materials do not contain carcinogenic, reproductive mutations, teratogenic substances, etc., in order to avoid affecting the health and safety of employees.

In order to provide global customers with products in compliance with environmental laws or regulations, AcBel requests the raw materials provided by suppliers conform to environmental standards, and also establishes sampling inspection procedures of hazardous substances to ensure that the materials from our suppliers comply with relevant regulations.

In addition to strictly controlling the source of materials, any change in engineering process needs to be carefully evaluated to avoid misuse of hazardous materials during the production procedure. Besides, raw materials that may be banned in the future should be reviewed and recorded, with the process improvement operations followed. The replacement plan also needs to be developed if necessary, as to maintain the goal of procuring green materials. The manufacturer's raw material manufacturing cycle is used for the control, and the first-in-first-out management mode is adopted through the material management system to ensure the quality of the raw materials and products. Special component materials, such as those with moisture sensitive (MSL) and electrostatic protection (ESD), are stored in a special material warehouse with constant humidity and constant temperature to maintain the material quality.

Through product standardization for centralized material selection, the headquarters can promptly allocate materials to each manufacturing site as per product manufacturing requirement, making a more effective application of materials.

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Implementing Local Green Procurement

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To reduce negative impacts on the environment, AcBel builds strategic alliances with local suppliers to facilitate the procurement of green materials from local suppliers, which also ensures the immediacy and stability of material supplying. In 2019, the proportion of local procurement in various factories has increased in response to procurement strategy adjustment of the company, expect for Dongguan plant, whose local procurement rate was lower due to its product line adjustment.

100% of the total purchases in 2019 were in compliance with the lead-free, halogen-free, and EU RoHS-disabled material standards. In the future, we will continue to support green procurement and use green materials to achieve the sustainable goal of complete green procurement.

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Constraining Use of Conflicting Minerals

In accordance with the specifications of the RBA and the OECD’s “Model Supply Chain Policy for a Responsible Global Supply Chain of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas,” AcBel formulated a conflict minerals sourcing policy that bans use of tin, gold, tantalum, and tungsten. The policy is implemented in four dimensions: parts procurement and verification, raw material management, supplier management, education and training. We also refer to the conflict minerals reporting template(CMRT) formulated by the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative(CFSI) to require suppliers to fully disclose supply chain smelter information to show AcBel’s 100% support for banning use of conflict minerals. Relevant procurement policies are announced on the company’s official website to ensure the procurement procedures comply with corporate social and environmental responsibilities. The conflict minerals investigation was successfully completed in 2019, and no violations of the policy regarding use of banned conflict mines were found.