Responsible Business Alliance (RBA)
The United Kingdom has enacted legislation to address abhorrent abuse of human rights.
XP Power does not engage in any slavery or human trafficking activities and is strongly against any offences of slavery, servitude/forced labour and/or human trafficking. XP Power has also adopted a corporate policy which has been communicated to all employees.
Supply Chain Ethics
One of the key elements of XP Power's core values is integrity. We work towards ensuring our supply chain partners have the same approach towards ethical business practices as XP Power. This is done by a stringent on-site qualification process of potential new suppliers. It includes an assessment regarding environmental performance, treatment of labour, health and safety and business ethics standards. As the suppliers we engage with are considered long- term partners it is imperative that these suppliers share our vision.
The XP Power ethics policy is included within our Code of Conduct and includes the following requirements as it relates to suppliers:
- We will uphold high levels of business ethics in dealing with our suppliers; and
- We will not at any time take or give bribes or other means of inducement to obtain improper advantage.
These requirements have been actively communicated to our supply chain employees.
Supply Chain Due Diligence
As part of our due diligence process within our supply chain, we have updated our qualification process to include an evaluation to ensure our suppliers do not engage in or support any slavery, human trafficking, servitude or forced labour. We disengage with suppliers that fail to meet our vision on ethical standards.
In 2010 the US Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Action was passed concerning "conflict minerals" originating from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries. XP Power has worked with our suppliers to try and eliminate using those sources that have originated from those countries in question. We have adopted the reporting template issued by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Responsible Business Alliance which we provide to our customers so they gain the necessary assurance we are not using conflict minerals in our products.
Our Plans for the Year Ahead
The supply chain programme we have in place has been extremely effective in promoting industry-leading sustainable programmes with our suppliers.
We will continue to expand this programme as we determine additional ethical requirements that are in alignment with our Core Values.
Link to Sustainable Development Goals
Our approach to business links directly to many of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Development Programme to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
We work with suppliers that are ethical and thereby achieve full and productive employment for all genders, ethnicities and persons with disabilities.
We source from responsible suppliers and ensure that our facilities have minimal impact on the environment.