Two Micron NAND flash memory manufacturing facilities in Singapore and one DRAM manufacturing facility in Taiwan recently received perfect scores following multi-day audits by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), of the electronics industry’s leading sustainability groups.
The EICC Validated Audit Process (VAP) measures how well sites and companies meet EICC standards as determined by EICC third-party auditors, a visual survey, extensive document review, and interviews with management and employees.
Of the more than 600 EICC audits performed worldwide last year, only 34 sites received perfect audit scores, and three of those are Micron sites.
“To pass the VAP audit without findings means many things had to come together well,” said Micron Manager for EICC Compliance Assessment Sayed Naimi. “Not only do policies, processes and procedures need to be in place, but the measurement of outcomes and actions to both improve and ensure compliance are all part of it."
Micron Director of Sustainability Demi Fisher noted that managing Micron's core business with integrity and to EICC Code of Conduct standards supports Micron's mission to be the best memory company in the world.
“Micron takes sustainable practices seriously and is proud of these results,” Fisher said. "Integrating social, environmental and ethical responsibilities into our everyday business decisions and operations is not only good for team members, customers and communities, but also good for the bottom line."
Electronics companies adopted industry-wide standards on social, environmental and ethical issues in the electronics industry supply chain by establishing the EICC Code of Conduct in 2004. Today the EICC comprises more than 100 electronics companies with combined annual revenue of more than $3 trillion that directly employ more than 5.5 million people.