We strive to be a responsible corporate citizen. As our global footprint and market share expand, responsible corporate behavior has far reaching effects for our customers, suppliers and employees. We work hard to make corporate responsibility an integral part of our day-to-day operations alongside our dedication in delivering great products and services to our customers.
Our Responsibility to Our Workers
Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) has long prided itself on being a fair and equal opportunity employer, providing our employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We are committed to an inclusive culture that values equality, opportunity and respect. We have an active Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct that our employees and supply chain members, respectively, must adhere to, both of which cover diversity, inclusion, anti-discrimination and corporate social responsibility. In addition, as an affiliate member of the Responsible Business Alliance, we adhere to and require our supply chain members to adhere to RBA’s Code of Conduct.
Respect for human rights
At Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI), we are committed to and respect all human rights to all employees regardless of a person’s race, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, marital status, etc. The respect for human rights is a core tenet both within our organization and when working with customers and suppliers. Our employees are encouraged to notify the Company if they notice or suspect any wrongdoing. We have a confidential ethics hotline to enable our employees to report any suspected violations of applicable laws or policies. The way we conduct our business is as important as the products and services we provide to our customers. That means having a robust due diligence human rights system that is globally recognized. As the world continues its fast-paced evolution, we affirm our commitment to continuously learn and grow. Our human rights due diligence system includes conducting regular audits of our own facilities as well as auditing our supply chain. To help us do this, we have joined the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA). As an RBA Member , we fully embrace and support the vision, mission, and goals of the RBA:
RBA Vision: A coalition of companies driving sustainable value for workers, the environment and business throughout the global supply chain.
RBA Mission: Members, suppliers and stakeholders collaborate to improve working and environmental conditions and business performance through leading standards and practices.
By joining the RBA, we have committed to adhere to RBA’s Code of Conduct and to progressively implement RBA’s approach and tools in the performance of our global operations. We will also apply the RBA Code of Conduct to the members of our global supply chain.
As the leading global manufacturer of remote controls, we are committed to creating a more sustainable future with several initiatives to reduce environmental impact in developing, manufacturing, supplying and recycling our products including remanufacturing returned remote controls, eliminating single-use plastics and developing more energy-efficient products.
The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in August 2012. This mandate requires that companies publicly disclose their use of certain minerals that originate from conflict mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries to hinder humanitarian abuse.
California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 requires retailers and manufacturers doing business in California to disclose efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from its direct supply chain to tangible goods offered for sale.
CTPAT Statement of Support
As a proud member of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program since March 2010, supply chain security continues to be an integral part of our culture and business processes.
Corporate Supplier Policy
At UEI we believe that acting ethically is not only the right thing to do, but also the right thing to do for our business. To that end, UEI has developed this Global Supplier Code of Conduct and Fair Competition Policy to clarify our global expectations in the areas of fair dealings, legal compliance, business integrity, labor practices, health and safety, and environmental management.
Corporate Quality Policy
We are committed to providing our customers and stakeholders with the highest level of satisfaction in product quality, on-time delivery and value. We achieve this by embracing a global vision that fosters personal growth, diversity, continuous review and improvement, ethical standards and environmentally friendly initiatives.