Molex Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

Molex Supplier Code of Conduct

Molex has a Code of Conduct for its suppliers and expects them to comply with this code in its business dealings. Where a supplier uses a subcontractor to work on components or materials supplied to Molex, the expectation is that the supplier has issued this Code of Conduct to the subcontractor and that this subcontractor also complies with this code.

Suppliers must be familiar with the Molex Code of Business Conduct and Ethics located on the "About Us" section on the Molex extranet (molex.com) and abide by this policy where appropriate.

Code of Conduct for Suppliers

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010


Molex is committed to upholding the human rights of workers and treating them with dignity and respect. Our commitment includes adhering to and recognizing the critical importance of standards regarding freely chosen employment, child labor, discrimination, health and safety, harsh or inhumane treatment, minimum wages, and working hours. Molex has taken multiple actions to verify and ensure the absence of forced labor, slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain. Please click here to learn more.

Molex Chemical Substances Specification For Products and Packaging:  For Customers (QEHS-699000-301)

This specification covers the product environmental information required from Molex suppliers who supply Products, Sub-Assemblies, Components, and Materials that are present in Molex products. This specification:

  • Includes definitions for numerous terms that are used to describe product and packaging environmental requirements.
  • Describes the environmental information Molex will collect from suppliers and provide to customers.
  • Describes Bill of Substance, Declaration of Non-Use, and Substance Testing requirements for products.
  • Defines the environmental compliance requirements for packaging.
  • Lists specific substance limits and thresholds.

Click here to download a copy of the Molex Chemical Substances Specification For Products and Packaging: For Customers (QEHS-699000-301)

Conflict Minerals

Being a socially responsible company in our global community is very important to Molex. We are committed to fully complying with the laws, rules and regulations of the countries in which we operate. We are also committed to continually evaluating our business practices in light of the values and principles that are important to us, taking into consideration the interests of our customers, shareholders, employees, suppliers and the communities in which we work and live.

One area of concern within the electronics industry is the mining of minerals from conflict‐affected areas, primarily the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where the presence of armed conflict and human rights abuses exist. Molex, like many in the electronics industry, uses certain types of metals, (gold, tin, tantalum, and tungsten) some of which are potentially derived from minerals obtained from the conflict‐affected areas in the DRC.

As an electronics manufacturer, Molex uses gold and tin (and occasionally tantalum and tungsten) in the products we produce. We have adopted a management system approach regarding the supply chain of minerals from conflict‐affected areas based on the Organization of Economic Co‐operation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (OECD Due Diligence Guidance)

Due Diligence

Molex is a member of the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI). The CFSI is one of the most utilized and respected resources for companies from a range of industries addressing conflict minerals issues in their supply chain.

Molex's conflict minerals policy commits Molex to compliance with legal, customer, and industry requirements to ensure Molex does not directly or indirectly engage with suppliers where Molex identifies a reasonable risk that they are sourcing from, or linked to, any party committing human rights or related abuses.

Molex's Conflict Minerals Policy is available here.

Molex's due diligence program is designed to conform with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance. Molex's Conflict Minerals Policy has been communicated to all relevant suppliers, who are expected to provide a completed Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) at least annually and identify upstream smelters and refiners.

Additional details about Molex's conflict minerals due diligence program can be found in our Conflict Minerals Report for the year ending December 31, 2013.

Customers may request Molex's CMRT from ProductCompliance@molex.com.