Supply Chain Management

Our commitment to acting with integrity is clearly reflected in the way we conduct business, make decisions and treat others. Likewise, we hold our suppliers to these same values and the highest standards of conduct.

Our supply chain is global and complex. We have more than 100,000 unique products that require metals, plastics, finished and semi-finished component parts, and packaging. These raw materials are procured throughout the world. We hold both our own facilities and our supplier facilities to the same high standards expected by our customers. We inform our direct suppliers of these requirements through our contractual agreements and our supplier portal, Molex SupplierNet. Molex environmental and social requirements, as well as access to the Molex Supplier Code of Conduct and other relevant policies and standards are provided through this portal.

We evaluate supplier risk associated with labor, ethics and EH&S concerns using an internal risk assessment tool which incorporates industry standard practices. Suppliers must submit a risk assessment survey and self-certify conformance to Molex requirements through SupplierNet. By providing a consistent framework for supplier information beyond quality, prices and logistics concerns, the risk assessment results allow us to make more informed supply chain management decisions.

SupplierNet is available here.

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010

California Supply Chains Act disclosure is available here.

Product Content Specifications

The Molex Chemical Substances Specification for Products and Packaging (MCSS) is our global product content specifications restricting or prohibiting use of certain chemical compounds or materials in Molex products or packaging. This specification:

  • Include definitions for numerous terms used to describe product and packaging environmental requirements.
  • Describe the environmental information Molex will collect from suppliers and provide to customers.
  • Describe Bill of Substance, Declaration of Non-Use, and Substance Testing requirements for products.
  • Define the environmental compliance requirements for packaging.
  • List specific substance limits and thresholds.

Molex Chemical Substances Specification for Products and Packaging is available here.

Conflict Minerals

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires public companies to disclose their use of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG) that originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country. Their concern is that the sale of these so called “œconflict minerals” could be used to fund or benefit armed conflicts in the region. Molex is a privately held company and excluded from the SEC requirements. However, we still believe it is important to ensure that the 3TG used in our products are responsibly sourced. We participate in the Conflict-Free Smelters Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) to stay engaged in industry activities to address this complex issue. As part of our participation, we leverage the CFSI Conflict-Free Smelting Program (CFSP) audit process to identify legitimate smelters and refiners found to be compliant by the program.

The Molex Conflict Minerals Policy requires us to ensure that we do not directly or indirectly engage with suppliers where there is a reasonable risk that they are sourcing from, or linked to, any party committing human rights or related abuses. In support of this policy, we are actively engaging in supply chain due diligence. Consistent with industry best practices, we conduct surveys and mapping exercises of our current suppliers, collecting and analyzing data annually (at a minimum) to identify at-risk smelters. We also reach out directly to smelters that serve our supply chain and encourage them to participate in the CFSI program to demonstrate their commitment to being conflict-free.

Molex’s Conflict Minerals Policy is available here.

Customers may request Molex’s CMRT from conflictminerals@molex.com.