Our suppliers are important business partners in DIRECTV’s ongoing pledge to deliver the highest-quality entertainment to our customers. The largest aspect of our supply chain involves products used for customer installations, such as receivers and home satellite dishes.
We have a formal process to identify sustainability risks in our supply chain. Using a risk management product-scoring system, we assess vendor resiliency in the following areas: components, suppliers, manufacturing and equipment quality. Conflict mineral use and code of conduct are among the sustainability topics that this assessment covers.
As a member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), we adopted the EICC Supplier’s Code of Conduct. The EICC Code of Conduct applies to all of our international electronics suppliers that create products used during DIRECTV installations. The code specifies that suppliers comply with all relevant laws, that their working conditions are safe, their workers are treated with respect and dignity, and their business operations are conducted in an ethical and environmentally responsible manner.
Our promotion of the EICC Code of Conduct reflects our acceptance of the United Nations Global Compact, which is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with universally accepted principles in human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. It is the largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative in the world.
An overview of the United Nations Global Compact may be found here.