Responsible Supply Chain

Supplier Code of Conduct

We created the Google Supplier Code of Conduct to ensure that our high standards for protecting workers and the environment are upheld by every supplier involved in our operations. It builds upon Google’s core values and beliefs as well as our internal employee Code of Conduct, safety standards, environmental standards and contract requirements.

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Conflict minerals policy

Most electronics contain tantalum, tin, tungsten and/or gold. These metals can be sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries where a decades-long civil war is being waged and where various groups are fighting to control the mineral trade. We believe it is essential to establish in-region conflict-free sources of these metals to protect human rights.

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For more information on our due diligence efforts regarding the conflict minerals in our supply chain, please refer to our Conflict Minerals Reports.

Download 2016 conflict minerals report

Supply Chain Report

We work with more than 400 suppliers worldwide to manufacture hardware components for our data centres, consumer devices and other related products. We are committed to ethical and fair treatment for workers, safe and healthy workplaces and a smaller environmental footprint. To learn more about our programme, please review our 2016 Supply Chain Report.

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Modern Slavery Statement

'Modern slavery' – recruiting, harbouring, transporting, providing or obtaining a person for compelled labour or commercial sex acts through the use of force, fraud or coercion – is estimated to involve as many as 46 million victims today. We are committed to ensuring that modern slavery is not taking place in our supply chains and business operations, and have developed programmes and processes to accomplish exactly that. To learn more about our efforts, please review our 2016 Modern Slavery Statement.

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