Published on: 2018-10-16

The IPC-1401 standard helps companies achieve intended outcomes of a supply chain social responsibility management system, creating value for the company, its customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders. Users of this standard can expect the following outcomes:

  • Enhancement of working conditions, environmental performance, and ethics level of the supply chain;
  • Fulfillment of compliance obligations and reduced risks and costs of the supply chain;
  • Achievement of social responsibility objectives, including improvement of customer satisfaction and competitive advantages of the enterprise and its supply chain.

At the IPC APEX exhibition in February 2017, the Chinese and English versions of the IPC-1401 standard were released to the industry at the same time. This standard was developed by more than 160 expert volunteers from more than 80 companies and more than 10 industry organizations, such as APCB, ATL, CCCMC, CESI, China WTO Tribune, Dell, EFC, ETI, Flextronics, Golden Bee, ZTE, and so on, bringing together their professional wisdom, time and energy.

In addition to the IPC-1401 standard for industry reference, related courses for industry learning are also available.

The table of content for the standard is below. For further inquiries/access to the full text, please contact IPC China (+86 400 6218 610, GloriaGuan@ipc.org).

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 SCOPE
1.1 Purpose

2 APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS
2.1 International Organization for Standardiz-ation (ISO)
2.2 Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC)
2.3 Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC)
2.4 United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)  
2.5 United Nations Environment Programme  
2.6 British Standards Institute (BSI)
2.7 Social Accountability International

3 TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
3.1 Enterprise
3.2 Social Responsibility
3.3 Management System
3.4 Social Responsibility Policy
3.5 Social Responsibility Objective
3.6 Customer Satisfaction
3.7 Requirement
3.8 Compliance Obligations
3.9 Risk
3.10 Life Cycle

4 CONTEXT OF THE ENTERPRISE
4.1 Understanding the Enterprise and Its Context
4.2 Understanding the Needs and Expectations of Stakeholders
4.3 Determining the Scope of the Social Responsibility Management System
4.4 Social Responsibility Management System  

5 LEADERSHIP
5.1 Leadership and Commitment
5.2 Social Responsibility Policy
5.3 Organizational Roles, Responsibilities and Authorities

6 PLANNING
6.1  Actions to Address Risks and Opportunities
6.1.1 Determining Social Responsibility Risks and Opportunities
6.1.2 Planning to Take Actions    
6.2 Social Responsibility Objectives and Planning to Achieve Them
6.2.1 Social Responsibility Objectives
6.2.2 Planning to Achieve Social Responsibility Objectives

7 SUPPORT
7.1 Resources
7.2 Competence
7.3 Awareness
7.4 Communication
7.4.1 General
7.4.2 Internal Communication
7.4.3 External Communication
7.5 Documented Information
7.5.1 General
7.5.2 Creating and Updating
7.5.3 Control of Documented Information

8 OPERATION
8.1 Operational Planning and Control
8.2 Supplier Code of Conduct
8.3 Product Qualification and Selection     
8.4 Supplier Qualification and Selection
8.5 Supplier Performance Management
8.6 Anticorruption
8.7 Supplier Capability Building
8.8 Industry Collaboration
8.9 Emergency Preparedness and Response

9 PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
9.1 Monitoring, Measurement, Analysis and Evaluation
9.2 Internal Audit
9.3 Management Review

10 IMPROVEMENT
10.1 Nonconformity and Corrective Action
10.2 Continual Improvement

Annex A (Informative)

Annex B (Informative)

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