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Illumina respects the human rights of workers within its direct supply chain. Illumina’s efforts in this area include: the use of contract provisions with Illumina direct suppliers requiring their compliance with applicable labor laws and barring those suppliers from the use of child, slave or forced labor; investigating direct suppliers’ compliance with labor laws during pre-arranged Illumina conducted audits; requesting that new direct suppliers certify their compliance with applicable labor laws including that they do not use child, slave or forced labor; training to employees working with direct suppliers to bring attention to this law and the issue of human trafficking and slavery; training to employees working with direct suppliers about the contract provisions, certifications, and audits of direct suppliers; development of training records.
“Conflict minerals” – tantalum, tin, gold, or tungsten – that originate from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries are sometimes mined and sold by armed groups to finance civil violence. These minerals can make their way into the supply chains of products used by consumers and businesses around the world.
In 2010, the U.S. Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which requires U.S. Securities and Exchange Act reporting companies, such as Illumina, to disclose their use of such conflict minerals beginning in 2014.
Conflict-Free Minerals Policy
Illumina supports the goal of avoiding the use of conflict minerals that directly or indirectly benefit armed groups in the DRC or adjoining countries.
Accordingly, Illumina expects its suppliers to commit to the EICC Code of Conduct, which was established by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) to ensure worker safety and fairness, environmental responsibility, and business efficiency. The EICC Code of Conduct includes a provision related to the responsible sourcing of minerals and requires suppliers to have a policy to reasonably assure that the tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold in the products they manufacture does not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups that are perpetrators of serious human rights abuses in the DRC or an adjoining country. Illumina expects its suppliers to establish their own due diligence program to ensure supply chains that are free of conflict minerals and to make their due diligence measures available to Illumina upon request.
Illumina will routinely evaluate its suppliers to ensure that they are adhering to Illumina’s expectations and values.