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Corporate Social Responsibility

ModusLink’s Commitment

We are dedicated to high standards in all aspects of our business. We pride ourselves on developing socially and environmentally responsible supply chain solutions for our clients.

Our goal is to be a leader in environmental responsibility across the supply chain. We also help our clients achieve their sustainability goals in a cost effective manner.

To learn more, download our Fiscal Year 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

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The Fiscal Year 2015 ModusLink Corporate Social Responsibility report was recently reviewed and approved by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The GRI is a network-based organization that produces a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework that is widely used around the world.

As a Full Member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), we are proud to support the mission of the EICC to improve social, economic and environmental outcomes for all stakeholders in the electronics industry.

ModusLink has fully adopted the EICC code of conduct and will apply the EICC code of conduct to first-tier suppliers where applicable, and monitor its application to the best of our ability using EICC tools and approach.


Internal Initiatives

  • Consider environmental concerns and impacts in our decision-making processes.
  • Promote environmental awareness among our employees and encourage them to work in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • Reduce waste through reuse and recycling.
  • Purchase recycled and recyclable products and materials that can be refurbished.
  • Promote efficient use of materials, resources and energy throughout our Solution Centers.
  • Work with our suppliers and logistics partners to conduct their operations in an environmentally responsible way.
  • Avoid unnecessary use of hazardous materials and products, and seek substitutions when feasible.
  • Expand our ISO 14001 certification to include all applicable Solution Centers.
  • Participate in industry groups to set standards on environmental practices.

Client Initiatives

  • Design processes aimed at minimizing the environmental impact of supply chains.
  • Evaluate the carbon footprint of client supply chains and product packaging.
  • Provide sustainable packaging redesign services.
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from client supply chain processes when possible.
  • Eliminate the use of hazardous substances in products and product accessories.
  • Assist clients to meet applicable standards for product certification.
  • Appropriately meet product content requirements and label product content.
  • Offer responsible reuse, recycling and end-of-life management for clients’ products.

Waste Management Policy

Waste is an inherent component of operations. However, while producing waste is unavoidable, there are numerous opportunities to reduce the volume of waste that is discarded in landfills and to redirect additional waste to recycling facilities. Each ModusLink location around the world meets with local waste haulers and recycling vendors to discuss options for enhanced recycling programs. Additionally, as part of our efforts to assist clients in their own sustainability efforts, we continue to meet with key clients to discuss ways that waste streams attributable to their product lines can be reduced.

Water Management Policy

Water is a requirement for day-to-day facility and employee use. When a single line of potable water is delivered to a facility, this high quality water could be used at unnecessary quantities when possible alternatives exist. In an effort to minimize the overall volume of water consumed, especially in its fresh, potable form, all ModusLink facilities have met with their local water utility to discuss ways to increase water conservation efforts and available programs to support these efforts.

Energy Consumption Policy

Reducing energy consumption coincides with improving the overall efficiency of processes and reducing operational costs as well as advancing sustainability goals. All ModusLink sites have been directed to establish meetings with local energy utilities to discuss options for energy conservation programs and availability of support for audit efforts.

Human Resources Policy

Leadership, integrity and teamwork are key elements of ModusLink’s mission and values. This commitment strengthens our organization and enables client focus and overall excellence. We focus on respect for the individual, high ethical standards and accountability. The company strives to build and maintain a corporate culture with high standards for labor and human rights, both internal and external to the organization, and has measurable goals in place for our global workforce. All ModusLink employees receive the Company’s Labor and Ethics Statement, its Code of Conduct and details on the Foreign Corrupt Procedures Act (FCPA). Employees are also provided details on the various official methods for reporting human resources-related issues.

Conflict Minerals Policy

ModusLink is committed to the ethical sourcing of minerals used in its materials. In July 2010, the United States passed HR4173, the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Bill section 1502(b) requiring all US stock listed companies and their suppliers to disclose the chain of custody usage of the conflict minerals Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold (3TG). ModusLink, as a full member of the EICC, adopted the EICC-GeSI Due Diligence reporting process and obtains required chain of custody declarations ensuring transparency in its supply chain. ModusLink expects all its suppliers to comply with the Dodd-Frank regulation and provide all necessary declarations. Suppliers must pass this requirement through its supply chain and determine the source of specified minerals.

Our previous CSR report is available here: Fiscal Year 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.