Throughout 2010, IBM increased its involvement with the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). Founded in 2004, the EICC continues its mission to improve the social and environmental standing of the sector by working collaboratively to implement its code of conduct throughout the global supply chain—from raw materials to components to manufacturing to final products and service. At year-end, the EICC consisted of more than 60 international companies in the electronics, software, logistics and communications industries. In 2010, IBM was re-elected to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors, and expanded its representation in a number of working groups. The following are notable EICC accomplishments in 2010:
- Grew membership by more than a third, attracting additional firms in the raw material, logistics, contract manufacturing and product brands.
- Expanded the Validated Audit Program to cover a larger number of developing market countries.
- Commissioned a report on water resources in China.
- Refined its carbon reporting system for supply chains.
- Developed and deployed analytical tools for use in identifying conflict minerals in the supply chain.
Center of Excellence for Product Environmental Compliance
IBM has a single group called the Center of Excellence (CoE) for Product Environmental Compliance, with end-to-end responsibility for meeting product-related government environmental requirements. The CoE’s mission includes the development of strategy, processes, deployment plans, research and development of alternate materials and technologies, education and training materials. The CoE also is active in several industry and regulatory bodies around the world.
Featured IBM Initiatives
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