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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social and environmental responsibility (CSER) is of paramount importance at Diodes Incorporated. It is represented in our core values of integrity, commitment, and innovation. We seek to provide our customers around the globe with a broad portfolio of innovative, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly semiconductor products.

We strive for environmental sustainability, compliance, responsible sourcing, and employee volunteerism among other programs to have a positive impact on our employees, suppliers, customers, and communities.

Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility Statement

Diodes is committed to the protection and preservation of the environment including safe and healthy workplace for all employees. Diodes is also committed to upholding the rights of workers, as they are generally understood in the employee handbooks of Diodes, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, in light of the specific circumstances of Diodes' operations to treat workers with dignity and respect. Diodes is committed to the continual improvement in environmental protection,  health and safety performance as well as compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and permits.

Code of Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility Conduct

Diodes' CSER Code of Supplier Conduct is based on the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct, formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), as it establishes standards to ensure that working conditions in the electronics industry or industries in which electronics is a key component and its supply chains are safe, that workers are treated with respect and dignity, and that business operations are environmentally responsible and conducted ethically. The RBA is the world’s largest industry coalition dedicated to corporate social responsibility in global supply chains. Through its rigorous Validated Assessment Program (VAP), Diodes received Silver recognition at two of its Shanghai manufacturing sites.  

Shanghai Kaihong Electronic Co Ltd

Diodes Shanghai Kaihong Electronic Co. RBA Audit

Diodes Shanghai Co. RBA Audit

Diodes Shanghai Co. RBA Audit

SUPPLIERS

Diodes expects its suppliers to implement a CSER Code of Supplier Conduct that is modeled on the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) and defines labor, health and safety, environmental, and business ethics standards, as well as a management system to assure continued compliance to this code. The RBA is the world's largest industry coalition dedicated to corporate social responsibility in global supply chains. One of the most fundamental RBA programs is the Validated Assessment Program (VAP), which is the leading standard for onsite compliance verification and effective, shareable audits and sets the standards and relies on approved audit firms. Through its rigorous Validated Assessment Program (VAP), Diodes received Silver recognition at two of its Shanghai manufacturing sites.

Shanghai Kaihong Electronic Co Ltd

Diodes Shanghai Kaihong Electronic Co. RBA Audit

Diodes Shanghai Co. RBA Audit

Diodes Shanghai Co. RBA Audit

Diodes also requires its suppliers to abide by our Supplier Quality Code that requires its direct suppliers to comply, at a minimum, with applicable labor and environmental laws and regulations of the countries in which products are grown or produced, including laws against human trafficking, compulsory prison labor, child labor, slave labor or physical abuse of workers, and to monitor their suppliers for compliance with the labor and environmental laws and regulations of the countries in which they have operations.

Conflict Minerals

Diodes is dedicated to ensuring that we use responsibly sourced minerals in both our supply chain as well as our suppliers. The armed conflict and human rights atrocities that proliferate and are funded as a result of the exploitation of natural resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is unacceptable and any manufacture of product connected with this will not be tolerated. Commonly known conflict minerals are those such as tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold (3TG). Conflict Minerals originating from the DRC must not be included in materials or products supplied to Diodes or its subsidiaries. Diodes is committed to ensuring an ethical and diverse supply chain that is focused on responsible mineral sourcing.
LABOR

Human Rights and Workforce Labor Rights Policy
Diodes’ human rights and workforce labor rights policy is rooted in protecting human rights and affording each individual dignity, freedom, respect and acceptance. We are an equal opportunity employer with policies against unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, religious creed, marital status, age, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. We prohibit sexual harassment and any other form of unlawful harassment. These rights extend to nonemployees who engage in unlawful behavior in the workplace.

We support the elimination of all forms of forced, bonded or indentured labor and child labor is prohibited in any of our operations. We support our employees’ rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining in each of the countries where we operate.

These human rights and workforce labor rights of our employees are monitored and assessed through our management, human resources, and environmental/health and safety teams as it is applies to all Diodes operations worldwide and to our suppliers, vendors, partners, or companies that sell goods or services to Diodes. These rights are embedded in our CSER Code of Supplier Conduct, Supplier Letter and Supplier Quality Code.

We are an equal opportunity employer with policies against unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment, and any other form of unlawful harassment. It also extends to nonemployees who engage in unlawful behavior in the workplace. We support the elimination of all forms of forced, bonded or indentured labor and child labor is prohibited in any of our operations. We support our employees’ rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining in each of the countries where we operate.

We strive that all employee concerns can be satisfactorily addressed through our “Open Door” channels, but if not, the hotline is an alternative. Consistent with our policies and practices, and legal requirements, Diodes will not allow any retribution or retaliation against an employee who reports a compliance issue in good faith. This hotline can be used by our customers, vendors and interested parties to report any conduct that they believe in good faith to be an actual or apparent violation of our Code of Conduct.

Additionally, reporting can be made online at:

https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/en/report_custom.asp?clientid=54100

Location

First Stage Phone Number

Second Stage Phone Number

United States

855-316-2192

Not Applicable

China (North, Beijing)

10-811

855-316-2192

China

108-10

855-316-2192

China (North, Beijing)

108-710

855-316-2192

China (North, Beijing)

108-888

855-316-2192

Germany

0-800-225-5288

855-316-2192

Korea

00-309-11

855-316-2192

Korea

00-729-11

855-316-2192

Korea

00-369-11

855-316-2192

Taiwan

00-801-102-880

855-316-2192

United Kingdom

0-800-89-0011

855-316-2192

United Kingdom

0-500-89-0011

855-316-2192

United Kingdom

0-800-013-0011

855-316-2192

Pay and Gender
We are committed to complying with applicable wage laws to ensure our employees are fairly and timely compensated. Diodes strives to be equitable and ethical in regards to appropriate compensation for applicable roles. View the results and explanation of the Gender Pay Gap Report below:

      Diodes Gender Pay Gap Report March 2019

Diodes' Gender Pay Gap Report March 2019

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Health and Safety Policy
Diodes health and safety policy is based on our commitment to provide a safe worksite for all employees worldwide and applies to our suppliers, vendors, partners, or companies that sell goods or services to Diodes. Every employee is responsible for safety and Diodes encourages employees to make sure they notify the responsible party for safety concerns if safety issues arise. To that end we make sure that all federal and state safety practices are observed at all times and our commitment is embedded in our Code of Supplier Conduct, Supplier Letters and Supplier Quality Codes.

To achieve the goal of having a completely safe workplace, each site has implemented policies and procedures to address emergency preparedness and response, industrial hygiene and health resources, and use of equipment and personal protective equipment. We ask each employee must be safety conscious. Diodes will attempt to do everything in its control to assure a safe environment and compliance with local safety regulations in the countries where we operate. As part of its effort to encourage a safe workplace, all employees should understand that Diodes will not tolerate any retaliation against an employee for making safety complaints.

ENVIRONMENT

Diodes recognizes that environmental responsibility is integral to producing world-class products. We understand the impact our operations have on the environment, the community, as well as the health and safety of our employees, contractors, and suppliers. Therefore we are committed to environmentally sustainable business practices and to minimizing the environmental impact across our supply chain.

As such Diodes has based its Code of Conduct on the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct, formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) to ensure that business operations are environmentally responsible and compliant, at a minimum, with applicable environmental laws and regulations of the countries in which they have operations. Diodes direct suppliers are expected to implement the Code of Conduct as well as an adequate management system to ensure continued compliance with this code.

Furthermore, Diodes internal manufacturing sites are certified to the ISO 14001 environmental management system standard. The expectation for external suppliers is to be ISO 14001 certified as well or, as a minimum, to submit a plan to become certified.

Click here for Diodes Certifications.

For Diodes' products we are enforcing rigorous product compliance with the EU Directive regarding the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) 2011/65/EU and the REACH Directive 2006/1907 on the Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals.

  • Where substances of very high concern (SVHC) are contained, these are listed in in our master Certificate of Compliance (CofC) where they are either registered for usage, exempt or impurities.
  • All Diodes Incorporated’s products, including subsidiary companies, are RoHS Compliant. Some use exemptions to enable their compliance and are are listed in our master CofC.
  • RoHS compliance is indicated on shipping labels that are attached on packing materials such as reels and shipping boxes.

Diodes is also committed to conflict-free sourcing of Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten, and Gold which are widely used in the semiconductor industry. These metals are derived from minerals that have a variety of sources around the world. One potential source has historically been the Eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). That region is currently the site of armed conflict, and mining profits by local military groups there are reportedly contributing to human rights abuses, environmental damage and theft from DRC citizens. Diodes Incorporated requires its suppliers to undertake reasonable due diligence with their supply chains to assure that these metals are not being sourced from the DRC or adjoining countries unless they are purchased from smelters or refiners that are listed as “conflict-free” on the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) website. Diodes Incorporated has surveyed its relevant suppliers of components and raw materials concerning the origins of these metals. The result of this survey, in the form of the RMI/CFSI reporting template, can be found in our Conflict Minerals Report.

ETHICS

Diodes is committed to ensuring we operate with a strong sense of integrity as it is critical to maintaining trust and credibility. We believe that long-term, trusting business relationships are built by being honest, open and fair. We promise to uphold the highest professional standards in all global business operations and also expect the same from our vendors and suppliers. These values are embedded in our policies applicable to all employees, suppliers and third parties with whom we partner with:

Diodes' core values have always been the highest degree of integrity, honesty and fairness in our business dealings. Our “Open Door” policy is a key part of supporting this expectation, including in connection with Diodes' accounting, internal accounting controls and auditing practices. Diodes has established a hotline designed to give employee, suppliers, customers and others whom we partner with worldwide a way to anonymously and confidentially report suspected violations of our standards of conduct, policies, laws or regulations regarding any questionable accounting, internal accounting control or auditing matters.

Additionally, reporting can be made online at: https://reportlineweb.com/diodes.

Location

First Stage Phone Number

Second Stage Phone Number

United States

855-316-2192

Not Applicable

China (North, Beijing)

10-811

855-316-2192

China

108-10

855-316-2192

China (North, Beijing)

108-710

855-316-2192

China (North, Beijing)

108-888

855-316-2192

Germany

0-800-225-5288

855-316-2192

Korea

00-309-11

855-316-2192

Korea

00-729-11

855-316-2192

Korea

00-369-11

855-316-2192

Taiwan

00-801-102-880

855-316-2192

United Kingdom

0-800-89-0011

855-316-2192

United Kingdom

0-500-89-0011

855-316-2192

United Kingdom

0-800-013-0011

855-316-2192

INVESTMENT IN OUR EMPLOYEES

Diodes values a diverse, inclusive, safe and respectful work environment while offering our employees career growth, professional development and competitive benefits. In today’s product-driven corporations, we regard our employees as our most important asset. We are committed to providing the best possible environment for the development and achievement of goals for our employees.

Diodes believes in the value of continuous improvement so that we can satisfy our customers’ requirements. In its broadest sense, we believe our ‘customers’ include our employees, partners and communities where we operate. We believe in the value of continuous learning and fostering a culture of professional growth. We offer various learning opportunities to employees at all levels, through developmental courses and experiential learning, we reach out to managers to identify training needs of their employees, and we encourage our employees to search for relevant training.

This year, we will deliver training to our employees worldwide. We aim to enhance our employees' knowledge on a variety of key topics, including ethics, harassment, anti-bribery and corruption through online and small group training sessions. These topics are important to ensuring our employees operate in a work environment that is diverse, inclusive, safe and respectful.