Ethics and Compliance
At Cable Connection, we recognize the concerns over worker safety and fairness, human health and environmental risks associated with the use of certain hazardous substances in cable assemblies, wire harnesses and electronic products. This is why Cable Connection is actively pursuing and will continue to pursue globally the restricting of use of any hazardous substances or chemicals in its products.
On an ongoing basis, we review and enhance our Compliance Program to meet changing legal requirements, evolving compliance and our Customer needs.
Read more on our compliance with various global standards:
European Union RoHS
In 2006, the European Union (EU) Directive on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) went into effect. This important Directive was established to restrict the use of six compounds such as lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium VI, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl (PBDE). Cable Connection has worked extensively to ensure its manufacturing process is lead-free and its products are RoHS compliant. Since then Cable Connection has been fully compliant with the EU Directive on Restriction and Use of Hazardous Substances. Cable Connection continues to comply with the latest changes from the EU RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) and all subsequent amendments (Directive 2015/863/EU).
European Union REACH
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, EC 1907/2006) is the European Union chemical regulation that went into effect on June 2007. Cable Connection endeavors to meet the requirements of REACH, including a commitment to promote public health, safety, and environmental responsibility.
China Order No. 39: Final Measures for the Administration of the Pollution Control and Electronic Information Products, which is commonly referred to as China RoHS. In addition to restrict the use of the same six hazardous substances as described in the EU RoHS, the China RoHS regulation adopts a different approach for compliance verification. Supplier shall properly label and disclose RoHS information for all applicable electronic and information products (EIPs) and parts sold in China. Cable Connection complies with the China RoHS labeling and disclosure requirements and continues to monitor new regulatory requirements and other considerations related to China RoHS.
Cable Connection is committed to support its customers and maintain an effective compliance program in accordance with the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI). Cable Connection does not directly purchase any conflict materials. Cable Connection will continue procuring parts and raw materials from suppliers who share common values regarding human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility. Cable Connection actively works with its customers to implement the procedures, systems and reporting requirements needed to meet the guidelines. At Cable Connection, we take our role in implementing and adopting the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) and Cobalt Reporting Template (CRT) very seriously as part of the due diligence procedures used to determine the source of the conflict minerals in the assemblies, parts or components provided to us. Our approach is proactive, starting with surveying suppliers in our supply chain to understand what programs they have implemented for tracing the source of minerals provided to us or used in parts and raw materials provided to us, and to ensure that reasonable due diligence has been performed via RMI’s Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP).
Code of Conduct
Cable Connection has adopted the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) as a guideline for its own code of conduct related to worker safety and fairness, environmental responsibility and business ethics. Supplier shall adhere to the RBA Code of Conduct, as implemented by Cable Connection, and to the extent that these codes of conduct do not directly interfere with local laws in the country (ies) where supplier has its business operations and manufacturing facilities. Supplier shall ensure operations are being performed in a manner that is appropriate, as it applies to their ethical, legal, environmental, and social responsibilities.
It is expected that Cable Connection and its suppliers will uphold the human rights of workers, and to treat all employees with dignity and respect. This applies to all workers including temporary, migrant, student, contract, direct employees, and any other type of worker.
The labor standards are:
- Provide safe working conditions for all employees and contractors.
- Provide fair wage and benefits in accordance with local laws.
- Operate in a manner that working hours are not to exceed the maximum set by local laws. Further, a workweek should not be more than 60 hours per week, including overtime, except in emergency or unusual situations. Workers shall be allowed at least one day off every seven days.
- Operate in a manner that receives humane treatment without abusive or threats of abusive punishment.
- Operate in a manner that does not instill under-aged child labor, shall allow workers to freely choose employment and shall not practice the use of forced, bonded or indentured labor.
- Operate in a manner that allows all employees to exercise freedom of association. Workers can form and join trade unions of their own choosing, to bargain collectively and to engage in peaceful assembly as well as respect the right of workers to refrain from such activities. Workers and/or their representatives shall be able to openly communicate and share ideas and concerns with management regarding working conditions and management practices without fear of discrimination, reprisal, intimidation or harassment.
- Operate in a manner of free from harassment and unlawful discrimination.
- Operate with high business integrity without influence of corruption or bribery.
- Adhere to all applicable National, Regional, State and Local laws and regulations governing Environment, Health and Safety.
Cable Connection fully recognizes the concerns over human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility and we will regularly evaluate our policies to ensure continued compliance with the reporting obligations imposed by our customers.