Avnet values and seeks to uphold basic human rights in all our operations, and obligates its supply-chain partners to uphold the same standards. We provide reasonable working hours and fair wages. We do not use or tolerate others’ use of forced labor or human trafficking practices, including the exploitation of children. We respect the rights of all workers to right to associate, peaceably assemble and communicate concerns with management without fear of discrimination or harassment. We recognize and respect the rights of all individuals regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or any other legally protected trait, and do not discriminate against anyone based on the same. We are also taking steps to work toward a conflict-free supply chain.

Learn more about Avnet’s efforts in Human rights below.

Conflict minerals

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules require certain companies to disclose the extent to which the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain so-called conflict minerals sourced from mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries. Conflict minerals include tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold, which are used in many electronic components and computer products.

Avnet promotes the traceability of these minerals and the transparency of the supply chain. We firmly believe that our customers should be fully informed about the products they purchase.

Learn more about Avnet’s commitment to a conflict-free supply chain and Conflict Minerals.

Avnet’s global policy against human trafficking, modern slavery and child labor

As part of the Code of Conduct and Core Values that Avnet is built on, we are under obligation to uphold basic human rights in all of our operations, including zero tolerance of the use of forced labor and human trafficking. We are committed to complying with all laws applicable in the geographies in which we do business.

We do not use or tolerate others’ use of forced labor or human trafficking practices, including the exploitation of children. Unlawful child labor violates the integrity of our business, and is not condoned by Avnet. We will never knowingly do business with customers, suppliers, and other business partners who violate these policies.

Read more in our Statement Against Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.

United Nations Global Compact

In joining and participating in the UN Global Compact, Avnet is aligning its strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and takes actions that advance societal goals.

Learn more about the United Nations Global Compact.

Responsible Business Alliance Code of Conduct

Avnet supports and has adopted the Responsible Business Alliance Code of Conduct (formerly known as the EICC Code of Conduct) and is actively pursuing conformance to the Code and its standards. Similarly, we expect all our suppliers to align and comply with the same Code in their own operations and supply chain as outlined in our Global Supplier Quality Handbook. In alignment with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the provisions of the Responsible Business Alliance Code of Conduct are derived from key international human rights standards including the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Learn more about the Responsible Business Alliance Code of Conduct.

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