The graphic below illustrates how we are working toward our vision using a three-pronged approach to expand our impact throughout our supply chain and the industry as a whole. We work on multiple levels to increase the impact of our efforts.
Initially, we focused on working toward our sustainability vision within our own operations. For example, we began our work on human rights and working conditions by developing our own code of conduct for these issues, training our own workforce and assessing our own facilities. But we also work to deliver our goals and vision throughout our supply chain by collaborating with other manufacturers in the industry and working with our suppliers. We work with others in our industry to develop common expectations and guidance for suppliers and to provide consistent training. All of our direct (Tier 1) suppliers are subject to our Global Terms and Conditions, which require that both our own suppliers and their sub-tier suppliers meet specific sustainability expectations. Additionally, we provide training to our Tier 1 suppliers to help them build their capability to manage sustainability issues, and we require that our suppliers cascade the training to their own suppliers. We also perform assessments of supplier facilities to ensure compliance.
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