Author: EIS Release Date: Jul 30, 2020
Applied Materials is to create a more sustainable and just supply chain for semiconductor and display manufacturing.
SuCCESS2030 (Supply Chain Certification for Environmental and Social Sustainability) will optimise material and parts selection, procurement, packaging, warehousing, transportation and recycling.
Under the SuCCESS initiative, Applied’s assessment of supplier performance and capabilities will now require the following shared commitments:
The SuCCESS initiative strengthens Applied’s ESG supply chain strategy, which includes supporting ethical labor practices, responsible minerals sourcing and other programs in adherence to industry-wide doctrines including the RBA (Responsible Business Alliance) Code of Conduct, SEMI guidelines and Applied’s Standards of Business Conduct.
The initiative will be managed through the new Applied Materials SuCCESS Office which will oversee metrics and conduct compliance audits, training and coordination with participating companies. Applied is also adding a new Sustainability category to its annual Supplier Excellence Awards program beginning in 2021.
Joining Applied in supporting the SuCCESS initiative are key suppliers from around the world including: Advanced Energy, Benchmark Electronics, Inc., Foxsemicon Integrated Technology Inc., NGK INSULATORS, LTD., Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. and VAT.