An assignmemt of Supply Chain Management
Ms. Hemlata Madam
Faculty (S.R.Luthra Institute Of Management)
March 20, 2013
BlackBerry is committed to ensuring that the management of supply chain activities is socially and environmentally responsible.
As a multinational company it recognizes that supply chain operations reach many parts of the globe and a diverse range of communities, each with their own culture and business norms
There are certain standards of employment and environmental performance that must be respected wherever they operate or have business relationships. These standards are encapsulated in our Supplier Code of Conduct
Supplier compliance with the BlackBerry Supplier Code of Conduct and Responsible Minerals Policy is an expectation for doing business and is fundamental to supplier engagement activities.
This 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 outlines the elements of an acceptable system to manage conformity to this Code. Section E adds standards relating to business ethics.
BlackBerry continues to be an active participant in the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI).
Supply chain social responsibility Implementation
BlackBerry uses a risk-based approach for monitoring supplier conformance to Supplier Code of Conduct.
In fiscal 2012, BlackBerry established an enhanced process for evaluating supplier social and environmental responsibility (SER) risk and prioritizing suppliers for assessments.
The first step is a high-level risk assessment based on such factors as supplier location, commodity, relationship and history. The high-level risk assessment intended to be conducted annually on identified supplier list. The output of this assessment is a prioritized list of suppliers, who will be required to complete detailed self-assessments.
BlackBerry intends to use the EICC-ON system to gather this information. BlackBerry supports a common industry solution to supplier SER management and is actively engaged in the continued development of the system through work with EICC.
Freely chosen employment in our supply chains
BlackBerry supports the principle of freely chosen employment and does not support the use of slave labor in any of its forms, including forced labor and child labor.
Supply chain carbon reporting
BlackBerry is participating in the EICC’s carbon reporting system. Through this system it will survey many of direct suppliers of materials, which will give insight into the carbon emissions associated with BlackBerry’s supply chain. It will help us to identify areas for improvement and opportunities to work with suppliers on projects to reduce carbon emissions. It will also help to raise awareness within supply chain of the impact of carbon emissions on the environment and the benefits that can be gained through reduction programs.
BlackBerry does not support the use of minerals that are illegally mined, transported or traded, nor metals derived from such minerals, including gold, tantalum (columbite-tantalite), tin (cassiterite) and tungsten (wolframite). Learn more about BlackBerry work to address conflict minerals
Supply chain conflict minerals due diligence
BlackBerry is an active participant in the piloting of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. They launched program in early 2012 with a request sent to more than 170 direct suppliers of materials to provide information regarding their minerals sourcing practices. The results will enable to have a greater understanding...