Training

Supporting all learners on their path to leadership in supply chain sustainability.

Training

The EICC offers its members and their suppliers a range of training opportunities, ranging from an extensive online e-learning platform to in-person trainings offered in multiple languages. EICC trainings are designed to support all learners on their path to leadership in supply chain sustainability.

Please select a type of training from the navigation on this page to learn more.

Contact: Christine Briscoe, Manager of Member Compliance Tools & Training

EICC e-Learning Academy

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The EICC e-Learning Academy, launched in April 2014, provides EICC members with best-in-class online trainings on a range of sustainability topics from CSR program management to methods to combat trafficked and forced labor in the supply chain. With over 30 training modules drawn from sources around the world, the EICC e-Learning Academy allows learners to progress through training modules at their own pace on their own computer. The EICC frequently reviews internal and external sources for new training materials, and occasionally commissions custom training modules.

The EICC e-Learning Academy is available to EICC members and their suppliers and offers a mix of free and paid trainings. The e-Learning Academy also offers training resources about EICC tools, such as EICC-ON and the Validated Audit Process. 

Please see below for a listing of current courses and their description. We frequently add trainings – please contact us with questions or contributions for our e-Learning Academy. All of the below trainings are available on the e-Learning Academy.

The hiring process | Recruitment and selection | Worker retention | Giving workers the best possible start | Hiring and working with migrant workers | Working with students and young workers | Forced labor | Effective orientation training | Analyzing training needs and creating training plans | Development training strategies and plans for your supply chain | Implementing a training plan for your supply chain | Working hours | Recording working hours | Working hours management systems | Subcontracting | Communicating and consulting with workers | How to inform workers | Worker participation | Encouraging and handling worker feedback | Managing wages | Creating motivating wage systems | Improving your dormitories | Ethical sourcing policy for suppliers | Using social performance key indicators to better understand your factory and subcontractors | Creating your internal monitoring program – Code of Conduct | Corrective Action Plan | Supply chain CSR monitoring | Effective health and safety systems | Fire safety | California Transparency Act | Environmental protection

Contact: Christine Briscoe, Manager of Member Compliance Tools & Training

EICC In-Person Trainings

The EICC currently offers three types of in-person trainings that typically occur several times per year in different languages.

Those trainings include:

Worker-Management Communication Training

This 2.5-day training, facilitated by Elevate Ltd., trains managers how to better communicate with workers and about workers' rights in the workplace.

The training has three aims:

  • Help participants gain a good understanding of basic methodology and theory of worker-management communication.
  • Raise factories’ level of awareness in terms of two-way communication and worker participation.
  • Assist participants in understanding how to organize effective training on communication as well as on other CSR areas with detailed guidance on training planning, development, delivery and evaluation.

For dates and information about cost and registration, please see our events page.

EICC Labor & Ethics Lead Auditor Training

This five-day course, facilitated by Verité, provides participants with the competencies necessary to successfully perform EICC Labor & Ethics Validated Audit Process (VAP) audits. The highly interactive workshop covers social systems auditing, investigative skills, management systems, validation and reporting and the EICC Audit Process.

This course is helpful for EICC members who run their company’s audit programs, as well as auditors doing CMAs and AMAs for EICC companies.

For dates and information about cost and registration, please see our events page.

EICC Health & Safety Training

A half-day course for health and safety professionals and facility managers, this training helps companies understand the importance of health and safety programs to prevent accidents and protect workers. Requirements on health and safety measures are extensively outlined in the EICC Code of Conduct. The course is also designed to help companies overcome challenges associated with implementing effective programs.

Facilitated by Underwriters Laboratories Specialized Technology Resources (UL/STR), the course follows a "train the trainer" model and features a facilitator's guide, participant manual, and presentation slides.

Contact: Christine Briscoe, Manager of Member Compliance Tools & Training

Responsible Electronics Conferences

The EICC’s Responsible Electronics conferences provide multi-day, in-person opportunities for in-depth discussions of key issues in supply chain sustainability. Focused primarily but not solely on the electronics industry, Responsible Electronics conferences bring together EICC members, suppliers, other industries and industry groups and a range of non-industry perspectives from civil society groups, trade unions and worker’s groups, academia and research institutions, socially responsible investors and governmental and multilateral institutions.

Each autumn the EICC hosts its main Responsible Electronics event, which is followed by the annual EICC Members Meeting. At other points in the year, the EICC hosts special thematic forums and symposiums on topics such as business and human rights and China’s changing workforce, to name a few. These events take place in various locations of importance to the electronics industry around the world.

Responsible Electronics conferences are open to all attendees and provide a dynamic and interactive space for industry to discuss and debate key successes and ongoing challenges in supply chain sustainability. The EICC welcomes sponsors and exhibitors for these events. For more information about upcoming event dates, speakers and locations, please visit our events page.

Contact: Julie Schindall, Director of Communications & Stakeholder Engagement

Private Tutorials

The EICC is able to occasionally offer private tutorials for members about our tools and resources, including EICC-ON and our member compliance program. These tutorials typically take place during Responsible Electronics events and member meetings

Contact: Christine Briscoe, Manager of Member Compliance Tools & Training