Aviat Networks supports and respects the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights for all, including the basic human rights of our employees and workers within our supply chain. (For more information, please see our Human Rights and Labor Policy Statement). As part of our global approach to respecting human rights, Aviat Networks is committed to the responsible sourcing of materials used in our products. We expect our suppliers to adhere to the same high standards. We require adherence to the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct and all other applicable laws.
Mining is an intensive process, and some mining operations in conflict-affected and high-risk areas have been linked to human rights violations including child labor, labor abuses, and environmental degradation. It is Aviat Networks’ goal not to purchase product materials containing minerals whose sale directly or indirectly finance armed conflict or contribute to human rights abuses. In those regions where conflict and poor labor practices in mining operations are more prevalent, we are committed to supporting those suppliers who practice responsible sourcing.
Recognizing the complexity of this issue, Aviat Networks appreciates the need for broad collaboration to reach our objectives. We are actively engaged with our industry peers, suppliers, and other stakeholders to promote the responsible sourcing of minerals through the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI).
The term ‘‘conflict mineral,’’ as defined in Section 1502 of the U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, refers to columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite and their derivatives – which include tantalum, tin and tungsten – or any other mineral or its derivatives determined by the U.S. State Department to be financing conflict in the DRC or an adjoining country.
Aviat Networks uses contract manufacturing partners to buy material needed to manufacture our products. We expect our suppliers to have policies and due diligence practices in place to reasonably assure that products and components supplied to Aviat Networks are not sourced from conflict mines. Aviat Networks is working diligently with our suppliers and other stakeholders to improve the transparency of, and systematically address risks in, the global mineral supply chain.
In support of this policy, we expect our suppliers to provide us with due diligence information on the sourcing of the tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold in our supply chain.
Aviat Networks supports and respects internationally-recognized human rights of all people. We are committed to making certain that we are not complicit in any human rights violations and hold our suppliers and partners to this same high standard. Aviat Networks has adopted the principles below as informed by international standards and conventions including, among others: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, UN Global Compact, Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, UN Convention Against Corruption, the UN Conventions on Rights of the Child, and fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), and understands our responsibility to respect and support human rights.
This Human Rights Policy Position Statement is intended to state the company’s commitment to all Aviat Networks team members, our suppliers, contractors and subcontractors at any tier, and partners, resellers and other people impacted by our value chain. Aviat Networks requires all team members to adhere to these principles and to all other policies, practices and procedures, and to the Aviat Networks Code of Conduct.
Aviat Networks has fully adopted the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct for itself and its strategic suppliers. The RBA Code of Conduct establishes standards to ensure that working conditions in the supply chain are safe, and that workers are treated with respect and dignity. Aviat Network policies in each of its locations ensure protection of workers consistent with the provisions of the Code. Please reference the Code for specific protections against: forced, bonded or indentured labor and human trafficking, underage workers, inhumane treatment, harassment or discrimination, and requirements for wages, hours and benefits, communicating with management, and peaceful assembly.
Aviat Networks recognizes that interactions with the environment can and do impact people. As described in the Aviat Networks Global Environmental Policy, we are committed to being an environmentally responsible company and encouraging the development and application of environmentally-friendly technologies.
Aviat Networks prohibits corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
At Aviat Networks, we believe that we can be most successful as a sustainability-focused company by putting technology and expertise to work where they can do the most good for people and the planet.
Environmental responsibility starts with our operations, becoming more efficient in how we create and deliver technology solutions worldwide. It extends through our supply chain, where we work to ensure consistent, transparent environmental and social stewardship among thousands of companies across the globe. It ultimately provides customers with products that give them the power to do more while consuming less, and with solutions that can create further environmental benefit.
These commitments apply to all of Aviat Network’s global operations and businesses. Supplemental guidelines, requirements, policies and statements will be published as needed to address specific environmental issues and activities.