Commitment and Governance:
Qualcomm has adopted the most recent version of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct (version 5.1) as its supplier code of conduct, which prohibits forced labor. The company's Supply Chain Management, Corporate Source2Pay, Corporate Regulatory, and Quality Engineering teams are tasked with day-to-day supply chain management, including addressing human trafficking and forced labor risks.
Traceability and Risk Assessment:
As a result of suppliers' self-assessment, Qualcomm concluded that "all of its semiconductor suppliers that account for the top 90% of total product-related spend are identified as being low risk" for forced labor and human trafficking. The company discloses a list of its primary semiconductor suppliers and states that the majority of them are located in the Asia-Pacific region. It also discloses some information on suppliers beyond its first-tier, particularly as it relates to conflict minerals suppliers, publishing the names, country of location, and mineral of smelters and refiners in its supply chain.
Prior to signing an agreement with a supplier, the company assesses the compliance of a potential supplier against the EICC Code, which includes forced labor. Qualcomm also outlines a requirement for its suppliers to adopt the EICC Code in its contractual agreements. Furthermore, the company states that it does not allow subcontracting without its approval. In alignment with its 2030 Sustainability Vision which includes a commitment to "Maintain adherence to [its] Supplier Code of Conduct in [its] extended supply chain" and EICC Code requirements, Qualcomm asks its direct suppliers to ensure their suppliers are in compliance with the EICC Code.