What are your sustainability requirements when selecting factories?

FAQ about sustainabilitySUSTAINABILITY

Solar panels on the roof of Jove Factory, Jiangmen, China. | NCAB Group

Solar panels on the roof of Jove factory, Jiangmen, China, from where they get ca 5% of their energy needs. In 2021, we started to collect data on our main factories’ energy consumption and energy mix.

We work with our production partners in long-term partnerships and put high demands on them. To be qualified as a main factory and listed on NCAB’s Preferred Supplier List (PSL), factories must follow our sustainability requirements:

  • Sign and comply with our Code of Conduct for Suppliers, which is aligned with the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) requirements.
  • Pass our quality and sustainability audits
  • Be ISO 9001 certified (quality management system)
  • Be ISO 14001 certified (environmental management system)
  • Report on conflict minerals and cobalt according to the frameworks provided by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and follow the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP)
  • Follow legislation covering raw material content (RoHS, REACH, TSCA, and California Proposition 65)
  • Comply with local regulations covering social compliance and environmental impact
  • In October 2022, we also added parameters to evaluate energy mix, energy consumption, and waste handling. Including plans for improvements within these areas.

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