Responsible business means ensuring high standards of conduct across our supply chain. Our customers require visibility and responsibility from their suppliers and so we in turn ask the same of our suppliers.
High standards of conduct across our supply chain are integral to the quality of our products and our ability to deliver exemplary customer service.
Pace is a member of the Electronic Industry Citizen Coalition (EICC). Our objective in being a member of the EICC is to demonstrate our commitment to the EICC Code of Conduct. Membership also means working with our suppliers to achieve the vision of the EICC – to create better social, economic and environmental outcomes for all those in the Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) supply chain.
Working to an established and respected code and adopting a shared approach to implementation drives efficiency and effectiveness in our supply chain. This reduces the duplication of effort which results from a proliferation of different approaches and focuses resources on positive social and environmental change. We believe that by working together with our suppliers and our industry peers, we can achieve far more than we would individually.
Membership of the EICC brings with it specific requirements of Pace and our suppliers. Pace is required to complete and submit, on an annual basis, a Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) which evaluates adherence to the EICC Code of Conduct by Pace itself and in our manufacturing facilities.
Our supplier policy confirms the requirement for our suppliers to adhere to the EICC Code of Conduct. We operate a programme of assessment and auditing and review status and progress at the regular business review meetings held with our principal suppliers. Our commitment as members of EICC is to work with our suppliers on a continuous improvement basis.
We use the EICC Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) to ensure consistency and to drive to industry-recognised standards.