I’m happy to report outstanding results from a voluntary, third-party audit of the ethics, labor, and environmental, health, and safety practices at the Intel Vietnam Assembly/Test facility. In fact, the auditors called the site one of the best they had ever seen.
The audit was conducted using rigorous criteria set by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). The auditors, who evaluated hundreds of operational factors, identified only four minor issues—all of which we closed in a short period of time.
We volunteer for such audits as part of our commitment to hold ourselves accountable to meet or exceed the same standards that we set for Intel suppliers. Our audit results demonstrate that it is possible to successfully operate state-of-the-art factories—no matter where they are located around the globe—in compliance with the stringent EICC criteria.
As part of our effort to be transparent in our practices, we have published a summary of the Intel Vietnam audit results on our Supplier Site. While we are proud of the results, we know we can always do even better. In keeping with Intel’s emphasis on “continuous improvement,” we have used the audit findings to improve performance at Intel Vietnam, and we have also shared our learnings with the goal of improving performance across the entire Intel factory network and among the thousands of companies that supply goods and services to Intel.
Our team produces some of the most sophisticated products in the world, and works hard every day to ensure that we do so while operating at the highest levels of corporate social responsibility. It’s great to be able to share the stellar results of their work!