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Artech's supplier diversity policy affirms that certified diverse suppliers are provided the maximum opportunity to participate in providing products and services to the firm.
Artech is committed to continuing its purchasing initiatives from minority, women, disabled veteran and small businesses. By including qualified diverse suppliers, Artech continues to sharpen their own competitive edge - providing customers with cost effective and innovative solutions. These mutually beneficial relationships contribute toward the sustained success at Artech and its diverse suppliers.
Artech, as a diversity company itself, is doubly committed to nurturing other diversity organizations. To this end, Artech has created its Vendors-in-Partnership (VIP) program for identifying, qualifying and developing diverse suppliers as a means to support Artech's client-partners' utilization goals while providing a wider breadth of services and skill sets.
Artech will continue to lead the effort in recognizing the economic importance of utilizing diverse suppliers in the communities.
Diversity Culture & Outreach
Artech's management and non-management employees voluntarily attend, participate and contribute to these organizations and events, reflecting the current culture of the firm as one that is team oriented and supportive.
In addition to personal involvement, she has mandated programs and activities to advance diversity businesses that include:
- Supplier Diversity Subcontracting opportunities and Vendor relationships
- Mentoring and educational programs
- Global diversity initiatives
Social & Environmental Management Criteria for Suppliers
All Artech’s suppliers and vendors must comply with the company’s S&EMS criteria, which include:
- Define, deploy, and sustain a corporate responsibility and environmental management system that identifies significant aspects of the supplier's intersections with these matters, including those articulated in the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition Code of Conduct (EICC);
- Establish programs to control operations that intersect with these matters and confirm compliance with applicable law, regulation and any particular contractual requirements;
- Measure performance associated with supplier's significant environmental aspects where applicable and include at a minimum each of the following aspects common to virtually all businesses: Energy conservation, Scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions, and Waste management and recycling;
- Set voluntary environmental goals to achieve positive results associated with significant aspects where applicable and include at a minimum one in each of the three aspects: Energy conservation, Scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions, and Waste management and recycling;
- Publicly disclose results associated with these voluntary environmental goals and other environmental aspects from the management system, including any regulatory fines or penalties that may have occurred;
- Train employees who are responsible for performing this work;
- Conduct self-assessments and audits as well as management reviews;
- Cascade this set of requirements to the supplier's suppliers who perform work that is material to the products, parts and/or services being supplied to Artech.