We ensure that all or employees are treated with respect and dignity, and that our business practices are aligned with the highest international, social and labor standards for the electronics sector. This also includes promoting diversity and equal opportunities at all levels of our organization.
Promoting human rights is one of ST’s core values, guiding our behavior in all our business activities. We are committed to identifying and assessing the adverse impacts our operations can have on human rights. We do this through rigorous and continued monitoring of priority topics in our own operations, such as working hours, prevention of forced labor, non-discrimination, freedom of association, minimum age requirements and fair wages, taking into account the associated risks of the regions in which we operate. In addition to covering our own employees, we also address Labor and Human Rights in our Supply Chain.
We maintain a culture free of discrimination, independent of gender, nationality, race, political opinion, sexual orientation, physical challenges or other characteristics. As a large international company present in more than 30 countries worldwide, diversity has a prominent place in our culture. As an example, our flagship program 'Women in leadership' aims to create the necessary shift in mindset to become a leader regardless of gender. ST is also engaged in programs which support the employment of disabled people.
We adopted the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct in 2005 and monitor our own operations and suppliers using a three-step process of commitment, assessment and audit.
Deployment of EICC program in ST's operations
More information can be found in our annual Sustainability Report.