Huaqin takes social responsibility as a goal of development and tries to be a paradigm in the industry. To achieve sustainable development, Huaqin pursues socially, environmentally and ethically responsible sourcing and business practices on our products, employees and suppliers.
To fulfill our corporate social responsibility and deliver on our commitment to sustainability, Huaqin has established a comprehensive procurement CSR management system based on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the International Labor Organization (ILO) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises as well as the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct and the Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC) Supply Chain Sustainability Guidelines. We require that all suppliers sign and abide by the CSR system, which overs areas like labor standards, safety and health, environmental protection, business ethics, and management systems.
Suppliers are an integral part of our value chain and their risks are ours. We believe that the strength of a supply chain is subject to the weakest part of it, so we want to extend the CSR requirements to every link of the chain. Starting from 2012, Huaqin organizes annual supplier communication/training conferences where our goals, missions, visions and principles are well communicated to suppliers.
Huaqin promises that we will never support or use conflict minerals and tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold, and cobalt from unknown sources, and we support the actions of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) against conflict minerals. We comply with the OECD guidance on conflict minerals and the RBA program to conduct responsible supply chain sourcing and facilitate Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI) and Due Diligence (DD).
We encourage suppliers to define policies that prevent and reduce human rights and environmental risks that may be caused by minerals contained in their products. Suppliers are required to track the source of and conduct due diligence on minerals in the purchased products. We share due diligence information with customers, and work in collaboration with customers and suppliers to promote the sustainable development of mineral supply chains.