"Resposnsible Business Alliance Code of Conduct" (RBA Code of Conduct) is associated with the social, environmental and ethical code of conduct of the electronics industry supply chain, for our commitment to protect the human rights of employees and the community well-being of the global electronics industry supply chain, WTK committed to support the "Responsible Business Alliance Code of Conduct" vision and mission. We will follow the RBA standards and encourage Suppliers to follow the same criteria, and achieve the improvement goals.
- Compliance with law requirements and maintain the human rights of employees.
- Take the highest integrity and moral standards to be the code of conduct for business operations and employees.
- Ensure that the work environment and job safety with the goal of zero disasters.
- Implement green policies to achieve sustainable development.
- Design and implement the management systems for Law and customer requirements, to reduce operation risk and continuous improvement.
Employee Code of Conduct
In order to promote ethics, honesty and professionalism within the company and among its employees, the company believes in being an integrated organization and that the action of every employee affects its entire organization and reputation. Any employee is obligated to strive for the extension of the Company's interests within legal limits, and responsible of preventing damages or loss of the Company's interests. The company expects all employees to abide by this Code in carrying out their duties and functions so as to preserve public trust and to ensure the company's sustainable growth and development.
Ethics & Spirit of Integrity
- The company dedicates itself to abide by commercial ethics and firmly believes in the values of an integrated organization. This guideline has been introduced to outline applicable legal requirements and company policy required of the company and all employees. Any company employee with any query concerning ethics or legal matters is advised to consult with his or her division head or the company's legal division for guidance. Moreover, ethical standards shall not be confined to legal compliance. Each individual shall be obligated to conduct all businesses ethically and to avoid any activity that would lead to a conflict of interest.
Avoidance of Conflict of Interest
- Prior to engaging in any business, investment or related activity that may lead to a conflict of interest between personal and professional relationships, the employee must fully disclose such conflict of interest to, and the potential conflict must be subject to review by, the chairman & president's office.
Avoidance of Illicit Gain
- All employees are prohibited to accept from or give to any customer, supplier or contingent party related to the company any kickbacks or any other form of illicit gain.
Avoidance of Corruption
- For the purpose of maintaining a normal business relationship, gifts that are to be presented to business counterparts should be imprinted with the company's logo. Besides that, all employees are strictly forbidden to accept costly gifts from the company's vendors or any cash, or any equivalent in monetary goods, i.e. gift certificates, check, stock certificate and the like. It is prudent to conform to the general practice of common business decorum when accepting or arranging any type of business reception, and all employees shall refrain from being excessively lavish and refrain from incurring significant or unnecessary expenses.
- Ensuring proper confidentiality of all commercial information when executing a mission and retaining complete commercial and operational records, as well as respecting the commercial assets and intellectual properties of the company, each client and each strategic partner of the company.
- The company respects the privacy and integrity of every employee and upholds strict standards of privacy and confidentiality for individual personal data. Treatment of customers and commercial data concerning other individuals shall also be bound by this principle of confidentiality.
Corporate Property Protection
- All employees should protect the company's assets and ensure their efficient use. The company's assets, whether tangible or intangible, are to be used only by authorized employees or their designees and only for the legitimate business purposes of the company.
Disclosure of Information
- The Company shall build up the procedure of material information disclosure in order to prevent from divulgence and to ensure the consistence and accuracy of public disclosure.
Anti-trust / Fair trade
- WTK has always requested all employees to comply with the requirements of anti-trust laws, in order not to violate the company's spirit of fair competition.
In order to discover, discourage and prevent major misconduct, and to encourage open communication from employees and third parties, any violation of illegal activity or this code of conduct should be reported. If any unequal treatment occurred in the workplace, people can report the incident through any of the following channels:
- Mail Box
Reporting a violation of the Code of Conduct or engagement in fraud : Send an email report to the email address email@example.com
For the person reporting a violation of the Code of Conduct or engagement in fraudulence as well as any other related employee involved in all subsequent investigations of the violation, the company will provide safeguard measures ensuring them against any unfair retaliation or treatment.
To comply with relevant legal and regulatory requirements and to fulfill customer needs, Wavetek has listed HSF requires for suppliers (including products and packing materials) as follows:
- Hazardous Substance Declaration by Supplier (pdf, 129kb)
- Laboratory Analysis Report: provided upon request.
- The 10 RoHS Substances (Pb, Hg, Cd, Cr 6+, PBBs, PBDEs, DEHP, BBP, DBP, DIBP)
- Total Chlorine and Total Bromine
- Wavetek HSF requirements (pdf, 418kb)
- Conflict Minerals Policy - Suppliers are required to comply with the following:
- Suppliers shall have a policy to reasonably assure that the tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold in the products they manufacture does not directly or indirectly finance armed groups in the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo) or an adjoining country.
- A system to evaluate and monitor the supply chain to ensure the above statement. Evidence of this system shall be provided to Wavetek upon request. Systems must conform to the requirements of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
- Complete and return to Wavetek upon request the Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Tool (EICC/ GeSI template, http://www.conflictfreesmelter.org/), identifying smelters and their countries of origin.