Oracle employs socially and environmentally responsible business practices throughout its supply chain.
The graphic below provides an overview of Oracle's supply chain. We manage our supply chain to comply with related regulations as applicable, and sustainability is a consideration throughout every phase of our product lifecycle.
Oracle is active with the following supply chain organizations.
Oracle offers EPA ENERGY STAR–qualified products. Visit oracle.com/green to learn more.
Further, we are committed to reducing or altogether removing potentially hazardous substances from our products. For example, most of our hardware products use lead-free solder on their printed circuit boards, and our monitors and displays use less mercury than the amount allowed by the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC.
As a hardware manufacturer, Oracle minimizes its environmental impact by adhering to the following business practices:
In FY11, we modified our hardware manufacturing processes as follows:
Oracle's product packaging meets the following criteria:
Oracle's Supplier Code of Ethics and Business Conduct requires suppliers to observe the law and conduct business in an ethical and responsible manner. Where local laws are less restrictive than Oracle's code, suppliers must comply with the code, even if their conduct would otherwise be legal. Where local laws are more restrictive than Oracle's code, suppliers must always, at a minimum, comply with law. Where permitted by law, we enable the anonymous reporting of noncompliance incidents through the Oracle Incident Reporting Website.
Oracle has adopted the EICC Code of Conduct and actively participates with other industry group members to leverage industry-wide approaches to address the following issues impacting supply chain operations in the electronics industry:
Oracle's hardware supply chain supplier audit program is based on the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition ("EICC") Code of Conduct. The EICC promotes a consistent industry-wide supply chain code of conduct for global electronics companies.
Within the next 12-24 months, we will encourage all of our top direct hardware supply chain manufacturing suppliers to disclose their sustainability performance (based on the GRI 3 or another appropriate reporting method). Seventy-five percent of Oracle's Tier 1 hardware supply chain manufacturing suppliers currently publish their sustainability performance.
In FY12, Oracle completed multiple audits based on the EICC Code of Conduct at various supplier factory locations that support our direct hardware business operations. Examples of actions that Oracle has directly taken based on our analysis of the audit findings include: