The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (effective January 1, 2012) requires retailers and manufacturers doing business in California, like Micrel, to disclose certain information regarding their efforts to address the risk of slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains.
Micrel is a leading global manufacturer of integrated circuit (IC) solutions for the worldwide analog, Ethernet and high bandwidth markets. Micrel’s ability to manufacture its products depends on timely supply of IC fabrication, assembly and test services, which generally entail close interaction with our suppliers, including periodic visits to major supplier sites.
Micrel is committed to conducting business in an ethical, legal and responsible manner and is unequivocally opposed to slavery and human trafficking. Micrel requires its suppliers to review and comply with its Standards for Social Responsibility which follow the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct. Specifically, under the Standards for Social Responsibility, Micrel’s suppliers are subject to the following prohibitions:
no forced labor is allowed and employees must be free to leave employment after reasonable notice;
no child labor (under age 15) may be used;
no form of harsh or inhumane treatment, including sexual harassment, sexual abuse, mental or physical coercion or any other form of intimidation may
be tolerated or permitted.
Micrel has a formal review process with its suppliers to ensure adherence to the Standards for Social Responsibility. It also conducts on-site audits of its major suppliers to evaluate compliance with these requirements.