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Join the world's largest industry coalition committed to creating shared value for businesses, workers and communities.
Ready to join the world’s leading electronics companies committed to sustainable supply chains? Join the EICC – the world’s largest industry coalition committed to creating shared value for businesses and the people and communities who contribute to the manufacture of electronic devices around the world.
Founded in 2004 by a group of leading electronics companies, the EICC is a nonprofit coalition of electronics companies committed to supporting the rights and wellbeing of workers and communities worldwide affected by the global electronics supply chain. EICC members commit and are held accountable to a common Code of Conduct and utilize a range of EICC training and assessment tools to ensure continuous improvement in the social, environmental and ethical responsibility of their supply chains.
In addition to setting and holding members accountable to core standards and providing training and assessment tools, the EICC regularly engages in dialogue and collaborations with workers, civil society, investors, research and governmental institutions to gather the necessary range of perspectives and expertise to support and drive its members toward achieving the EICC mission and values of a responsible global electronics supply chain.
Today the EICC is comprised of more than 100 electronics companies, representing 17 different sectors from consumer brands to smelters, with combined annual revenue of approximately $3 trillion, and directly employing over 5.5 million people. In addition to EICC members, thousands of companies that are Tier 1 suppliers to those members are required to implement the EICC Code of Conduct. More than 3.5 million people from over 120 countries contribute to the manufacture of EICC members’ products. Click here for a full list of EICC members.
|Activity||Applicant Member||Full Member|
|Senior executive agrees to adopt the Code of Conduct for own operations and supply chains and accept the EICC mission, vision and bylaws.||✔||✔|
|Actively participate in EICC activities.||✔||✔|
|Identify high risk facilities: 100% own facilities and 80% of Tier 1 suppliers (using EICC Self-Assessment Questionnaire) each year.||✔|
|Conduct audits on at least 25% of the members’ own high-risk facilities and 25% of members’ suppliers’ high risk facilities.||✔|
|Report and implement corrective action plans for any priority findings at high risk suppliers.||✔|
All EICC members are required to commit publicly to the EICC Code of Conduct and actively pursue conformance to the Code and its standards. EICC members must regard the Code as a total supply chain initiative, meaning that members must at a minimum require their next tier suppliers to acknowledge and implement the Code.
EICC full members are held accountable to their Code of Conduct commitment via a range of mandatory accountability and assessment means, including self-assessment questionnaires, audits and corrective actions where necessary.
The EICC Code of Conduct itself also outlines necessary management systems to ensure members establish the systems and structures necessary to ensure they do not infringe on workers’ rights nor the wellbeing of their communities. These systems and structures are vital to prevent accidents and abuses that damage both businesses and communities. The EICC provides a range of tools and resources to help members establish and maintain these systems and structures.
Supply chain sustainability doesn’t happen overnight and companies will always face new or chronic challenges to protect the rights and wellbeing of workers and communities in their supply chains. As the leading industry coalition driving electronics supply chain sustainability, the EICC sets standards, holds members accountable to them, and provides members a range of “carrot and stick” measures to drive continuous improvement in members’ supply chain sustainability and achieve the EICC mission and vision.
In light of this approach, EICC members are required to commit to the EICC’s approach of continuous improvement. EICC members demonstrate this commitment through continuous real improvement in performance in assessments, use of EICC training tools and resources and participation in EICC activities, including project-specific working groups and taskforces and EICC events.
See our complete member requirements here.
EICC members pay an annual membership due of $35,000-$45,000 per year, depending on member company revenue. Members may cease their membership for any reason at any time. In instances of non-compliance with membership requirements, the EICC Board of Directors may terminate membership.
New members also pay a one-time application fee of $5,000.
EICC membership is open to electronic manufacturers, software firms, ICT firms and manufacturing service providers, including contracted labor, that design, market, manufacture and/or provide electronic goods or other materials or services to ICT firms. Qualified applicants may become EICC members upon a majority vote of the EICC Board of Directors. EICC member companies not a part of the supply chain for two years will not be eligible to maintain membership status.
When companies join the EICC, they are applicant members. Applicant membership, which lasts two years, helps new members learn from their peers how to use EICC tools and conform to EICC standards. After two years’ of applicant membership, these companies are required to show conformance to EICC membership requirements and become full members. Companies that do not meet full member requirements after two years are no longer eligible for EICC membership. Companies may also apply for full membership in fewer than two years if they are ready to meet our membership requirements.
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