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Sustainability

At NEO Tech, respect for the environment is one of our core values, and we are committed to its protection. This commitment guides many of our day-to-day business decisions, through policies, procedures and process innovation that ensure those protections. Our Environmental Management Program details proper collection and disposal of process waste, minimizing and focusing on the elimination of pollution and defining our stringent cleaning requirements. We maintain compliance and commit to continued investment to comply with all current environmental legislation, regulations, legal obligations and other related industry requirements.

Environmental Leadership

NEO Tech is committed to conducting our operations in an environmentally responsible manner. Some evidence of this commitment can be found in the following examples:

  • Follow the EICC (Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition) Code of Conduct
  • Installed a 100 KW photovoltaic solar panel system, smart lighting systems, and power factor correction equipment to reduce our energy footprint
  • Elastomeric roof coatings and window tinting to reduce energy associated with air conditioning
  • Plumbing fixtures with low water consumption
  • Recycled water use in landscaping
  • Recycling system for solvents
  • Use of REACH-compliant chemicals
  • Component engineering support for BOM conversion to RoHS
  • Meet and exceed environmental standards set by the EPA and AQMD

Local Giving

Many of our employees share our founder’s vision for giving back. Here are a few that we’re proud of:

  • Fundraising occurs frequently for a variety of social welfare emergencies such as natural disasters
  • 15,000 square feet of our Chatsworth building was freed up and given rent-free to the Jennifer Diamond Foundation to care for those fighting cancer
  • Partnership with the American Red Cross on survival kits and blood drives
  • Employees routinely “tip for charity” at company coffee machines, donating thousands to worthy causes
  • Donation for scholarships to CSU Northridge  – College of Engineering and Computer Science

REACH / RoHS 2

NEO Tech is committed to support Reach and RoHS 2 requirements when they are applicable and required.

As REACH and ROHS 2 information is not available in the public domain and the requirements only apply for products exported to Europe, REACH and ROHS 2 requirements will be handled on an order by order basis.

If the customer requires the company statement for Reach and RoHS 2 for materials used by NEO Tech in production and it is not part of the customer approved bill of material, the required data will be obtained from the material sources and submitted to the customer.

If the customer requires the company statement of Reach and RoHS for the entire BOM including parts and sources controlled by the customer, NEO Tech will hire certified labs to provide required clarifications and guidelines.  Sales might have to pass the cost for such lab services to the customers.

Conflict Minerals

NEO Tech Conflict Minerals Policy Statement

Natel Engineering Co., Inc. D.B.A NEO Tech and its subsidiaries (“NEO Tech”), headquartered at 9340 Owensmouth Avenue, Chatsworth, California 91311 – NEO Tech, as used herein, shall include, individually and collectively, their parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, Natel Engineering Co., Inc. subsidiaries include Epic Technology and OnCore Manufacturing.

NEO Tech is committed to operating in a socially responsible way and supports the non usage of conflict minerals mined from the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”) region.

Dodd-Frank Act

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted final rules to implement reporting and disclosure requirements related to “conflict minerals,” as directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The rules require manufacturers who file certain reports with the SEC to disclose whether the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain “conflict minerals” that are “necessary to the functionality or production” of those products. The definition of “conflict minerals” refers to gold, as well as tin, tantalum, and tungsten, the derivatives of cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, and wolframite, regardless of where they are sourced, processed or sold. The U.S. Secretary of State may designate other minerals in the future.

NEO Tech’s Commitment to Responsible Sourcing

NEO Tech fully supports the humanitarian goals of the Dodd Frank Act — eliminating illegal mineral trading and the funding of armed conflict while supporting legitimate commercial ventures. Since the supply chain for Conflict Minerals is complex, and consists of many tiers, including mines, traders, exporters, smelters, refiners, alloy producers and component manufacturers, tracing these minerals to their sources are a challenge. We are committed to working with our supply chain to increase transparency regarding the origin and traceability of minerals contained in our products with the goal of ensuring that all products sold by NEO Tech to our customers are “DRC Conflict Free.”

NEO Tech will be carrying out supply chain due diligence consistent with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) guidelines. Our efforts to address these issues include notifying our suppliers of our policy on conflict minerals and requiring that they disclose their status with respect to the use of conflict minerals. The aim is to ensure that only ‘conflict free” materials and components are used in products that we procure.

If we discover the use of these minerals produced in facilities that are considered to be “non-conflict free”, in any material, parts or components we procure, we will take appropriate actions to transition product to be “conflict free”.

Human Trafficking and California Transparency Statement

We are committed to ensuring the products and services we source are provided under fair labor practices. As such, we work with our suppliers to limit the chance that our operations could contribute to the exploitation of global citizens.

Trafficking in Persons is the third largest criminal activity in the world, after illegal arms and drug sales. NEO Tech is fully committed to both the policy of the United States, as emphasized by Department of Defense statements and to the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 to vigorously attack this worldwide problem. Trafficking in Persons is a violation of human rights; it is cruel and demeaning; it is linked to organized crime; it undermines the Company’s effectiveness to support the mission of our customers; and it is entirely incompatible with our Company’s core values.

Slavery and human trafficking are crimes under state, federal, and international law. Slavery and human trafficking exist in every country, including the United States, and the State of California.

As a result of the criminal natures of slavery and human trafficking, these crimes are often hidden from view and are difficult to uncover and track.

NEO Tech requires suppliers and manufacturers registered in its supply chain to comply with and report any Engagement in human trafficking and slavery acts. NEO Tech does not have a verification process and does not hire a third party auditor.

NEO Tech suppliers are required to not involve, encourage or tolerate any form of human trafficking that violates human rights within their entire supply chain.

NEO Tech will not tolerate employees or subcontractor employees engaging in conduct which in any way will facilitate Trafficking in Persons.

NEO Tech requires direct suppliers to comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business.

NEO Tech provides company employees and management, who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, training on human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within the supply chains of products.

The following are additional resources to report violations:

  • Global Human Trafficking Hotline at: 1-844-888-FREE; and
  • E-mail at: help@befree.org

Last updated on :1/10/17


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