We are proud to announce that Symantec have been accepted as Applicant Members of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC).
Symantec is committed to protecting people and information, independent of device, platform or location. We consider the security of information central to corporate responsibility in this digital age of increased exposure, and are excited about EICC membership and fully support the EICC vision and goals:
Vision: Through the application of high standards we can create better social, economic and environmental outcomes for all those involved in the Electronics and ICT supply chains. This includes increased efficiency and productivity for customers and suppliers, improved conditions for workers, economic development and a cleaner environment for local communities.
Mission: To deliver these benefits through a shared approach to implementing the EICC Code of Conduct. This approach will reduce duplication, focus efforts on positive social and environmental change, build supply chain capabilities in social responsibility and employ a process that solicits feedback from stakeholders.
We are committed to progressively aligning our own operations with the provisions of the EICC Code of Conduct and to support and encourage our own Tier 1 Supply Chain Suppliers to do the same. Where possible and applicable, we will seek to adopt the EICC approach and tools in practical ways in the spirit of the industry’s common goals and continuous improvement.
We look forward to working as part of the EICC Program and to joining other members who have made this commitment to good corporate citizenship.
Amanda Davis is Symantec's Senior Manager, Global Quality and Environmental Compliance.