Sustainable Supply Chain

Getac believes that effective supply chain management stems from close cooperation among suppliers. By sharing risks and benefits, we can increase operational efficiency through information system optimization, subsequently shortening the duration of delivery, and reducing environmental costs. Furthermore, in order to increase supply chain sustainability, Getac not only complies with the RBA regulations on sustainability issues, but also exerts its influence to request upstream suppliers to comply with them as well, thereby achieving increased customer satisfaction and creating the best product and service experience.

Supplier Sustainable Management

In addition to the traditional TQRDC standards, Getac follows the RBA regulations on sustainability issues. Through our contract management mechanism, the company includes sustainability-related issues, such as environmental protection, customer health and safety, anti-corruption, and intellectual property rights, in its standard purchase order (PO) and in its Master Purchase Agreement.
Getac includes the following sustainability issues in the Master Purchase Agreement
  • Guaranteed non-use of environmentally hazardous substances and compliance with environmental-related laws and regulations.
  • Prohibition of the use of conflict minerals.
  • Prohibition of the use of forced labor and child labor.
  • Respect for freedom of association and collective bargaining rights.
  • Non-discrimination.
  • Protection of intellectual property rights and prohibition of infringement of others' trademarks, copyrights, patent rights, and trade secrets.
  • Prohibition of the offering or accepting of bribes, commission rebates, and accepting improper endowments or hospitality.
  • Protection of occupational health and safety.
  • Compliance with environmental laws in pollutant emission and waste disposal and ISO14001 certification.
The company also asks suppliers to sign the Master Purchase Agreement, which requires suppliers and upstream suppliers to fulfill environmental responsibilities, respect labor rights, avoid the use of conflict minerals, engage in ethical management, and adopt sustainability practices. If suppliers violate any of the aforementioned requirements, Getac reserves the right to terminate the contract and request a penalty fine 10 times the amount of the damage and product orders.

Prohibiting Procurement Of Conflict Minerals

As a corporate citizen of the world, Getac supports and complies with the Responsible Mineral Initiative (RMI). We do not use conflict minerals that are mined in areas experiencing armed conflict or under conditions that violate human rights, specifically the 3TGs (tin, gold, tantalum and tungsten) extracted from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighboring countries. Getac also adheres to the RBA Code of Conduct and adopts the RMI conflicting minerals report template (CMRT) in 3TG reporting.