Our commitment to these concerns is made public through our Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement. As part of our ongoing due diligence in this area, we regularly conduct supplier risk assessments to understand how well suppliers address the issues, with specific focus on operations in areas more at risk for human rights violations. Beyond these important issues, Micron also monitors the following human rights concerns as they relate to our supply chain:
- Working hours
- Fair wages and benefits
- Worker health and safety
- Nondiscrimination and anti-harassment
- Freedom of association
RBA Code of Conduct
The best outcomes happen when our industry works together. The RBA plays a critical role in upholding a single set of expectations regarding social and environmental responsibility and a single process for demonstrating conformance. Through RBA training materials, monitoring tools and third-party audits, we support the efforts of our key suppliers to maintain responsible operations. We also hold them accountable when they veer off course. To comply with the RBA code in our own operations, we have adopted a vigorous management approach that includes training employees on code requirements and using third-party auditors to verify our actions. Our global RBA oversight team includes representatives from legal, human resources, EHS and supplier management functions. They monitor key RBA metrics across all of our manufacturing locations and review quarterly reports on Micron’s overall RBA performance.
This oversight of human rights begins with anyone who works on a Micron site in any capacity, from security to construction work. It extends to the employees of our suppliers and to any person hired temporarily by suppliers, who in some parts of the world are foreign migrant workers. Many of Micron’s suppliers are located in Asia, where human rights violations against these workers have been documented. For example, workers may have their passports withheld or be charged recruiting or administrative fees before being hired. These fees can amount to more than several months’ pay and may require workers to take out loans, effectively forcing them to pay to have a job. In addition, most of these workers send the majority of their earnings back to their home countries to support their families, making the payment of loans and fees especially burdensome.