Forced Labor & Human Trafficking Policies
Super Micro Computer, Inc. ("Supermicro," "we," or "us") prohibits the use of forced labor and human trafficking in all company operations as well as that of our supply chain. We believe that it is unacceptable for any person to be deprived of certain fundamental rights and privileges.
We are providing this information pursuant to the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 to educate consumers on how we manage our supply chains, and, thereby, to improve the lives of victims of slavery and human trafficking.
Supermicro engages in verification of product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery by requiring that all suppliers to Supermicro sign a vendor compliance agreement whereby they agree to comply with certain standards of conduct. Among the compliance requirements is a strict prohibition of any use of forced labor or human trafficking in violation of applicable laws. Vendors must further assure us that they are in compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act. The vendor compliance agreement must be in place before Supermicro accepts any product from the supplier and may only be signed by an authorized signatory of the supplier. This verification is conducted internally by Supermicro and not by a third party.
Supermicro intends to conduct random audits of suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with company standards for trafficking and slavery in supply chains. These audits may or may not be announced and will be conducted by Supermicro, not an independent party.
Supermicro requires direct suppliers to certify that materials incorporated into the product comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business.
Supermicro does not currently maintain internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet company standards regarding slavery and trafficking. We are, however, at this time evaluating the proper standards and procedures to implement, if any.
Supermicro believes that it has established a culture of responsibility and ethical and moral behavior. However, Supermicro does not currently provide company employees and management, who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, training on human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within the supply chains of products. We are evaluating what formal training to implement.
If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at (408) 503-8000.