SGH is committed to benefiting our communities and the environment more broadly. Our ESG Steering Committee is responsible for developing and managing strategies to advance sustainability throughout the company. Led by SGH’s senior executives, the Steering Committee includes leaders from Finance, Legal, Human Resources, Supply Chain and Operations, and Marketing and Communications.
Ten years ago, we proudly became a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), which is committed to upholding industry best practices for management systems, safe working conditions, fair labor practices, business ethics, and environmental responsibility.
We value our role as a trusted business partner and prioritize ethical decision making, integrity, and compliance in our daily practices. Our policies reduce risk and allow us to maintain high standards of conduct in all of our business operations. We encourage all stakeholders to report any unethical or illegal behavior through our whistleblower hotline. The hotline is open to employees, customers, partners, and suppliers alike. Reports can be made online at www.smartm.alertline.com or via a toll-free hotline from anywhere SGH or one of its subsidiaries has a physical presence.
Our robust quality, environment, health and safety (QEHS) program reflects our commitment to putting people first. It is aligned with ISO principles in order to support the development, implementation, monitoring, and improvement of QEHS targets and objectives.
We are proud that our manufacturing facilities are certified to the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 standards. We conduct annual internal and external audits to maintain these certifications and ensure our QEHS Management System is operating to the fullest extent.
SGH also works diligently with our suppliers to ensure that the components we use are lead-free and compliant with the most current version of the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive. We comply with Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulations to manage and mitigate the risks from chemical exposure to our employees, our community, and the environment.
In our increasingly digital world, prioritizing the protection of our proprietary and confidential information, as well as that of our customers and partners, is more important than ever. In June 2021, we established our Cybersecurity Risk Management Committee as a subcommittee of our Board of Directors to oversee information technology (IT) use and data security, including enterprise cybersecurity, data collection and protection, and compliance with information security and data protection laws.
Regional Compliance Review Boards led by our Chief Compliance Officer confirm adherence to compliance procedures, discuss compliance activities, and affirm the importance of reporting concerns.