supplier code of conduct
universal scientific industrial (shanghai) co., ltd., and its subsidiaries (hereafter referred to as "usi"), being a responsible corporate citizen, have taken proactive measures to ensure the highest standards of professional and ethical business conduct. we believe that usi’s long-term operation and success shall rely on the corporate sustainability and realization of corporate social responsibilities. since the supply chain is a critical extension of usi’s business value chain, we are actively devoted to developing supply chain to ensure that our suppliers, contractors, service providers and subcontractors (collectively, “suppliers”) collectively achieve the goal of sustainability.
universal scientific industrial (shanghai) co., ltd., and its subsidiaries (hereafter referred to as "usi") is fully committed to ensuring safe working conditions, ethical and environmentally responsible business operations, and worker dignity in our business and supply chain. as part of our commitment, we established this supplier code of conduct ("code") following ase technology holding co., ltd. supplier code of conduct. the code also references the un universal declaration of human rights, the un guiding principles on business and human rights, the international labor organization's declaration of fundamental principles and rights at work, and the responsible business alliance ("rba", formerly eicc) code of conduct. suppliers are required to comply with this code and the laws and regulations of the countries/regions in which they operate. usi also expects suppliers to hold their suppliers, contractors, services providers, and subcontractors to adopt and comply with this code. suppliers' compliance status with this code will be one of the considerations for usi's purchasing evaluation.
the code is made up of five sections. sections a, b, and c outline standards for labor, health and safety, and the environment, respectively. section d adds standards relating to business ethics. section e outlines the elements of an acceptable system to manage conformity to this code.