In 2004, IBM was one of the founding members of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and helped develop the EICC Code of Conduct. This initiative assists suppliers by providing a single common code of standards for their work in the electronics industry. As of March 2013, IBM is using the EICC Code of Conduct as the single code with our supply base. The EICC Code of Conduct supersedes the IBM Supplier Conduct Principles, which were used from 2004-2013.
As a member of the EICC, IBM is part of the Environmental Working Group that is developing a sector-wide strategy for encouraging electronics industry suppliers to inventory, disclose and reduce their GHG emissions and other environmental impacts. The EICC Environmental Working Group has developed education modules to assist suppliers in developing their energy use and GHG emissions inventories and a simple system for suppliers to disclose these emissions to EICC members.