Sustainability

Stakeholders and Partnerships

We define our stakeholders as those who are affected by our operations or who affect us.

We have the greatest potential social, economic, and environmental impact amongst our workforce and suppliers. This is where we focus our primary stakeholder engagement efforts.

These stakeholders have not changed significantly over the years, but our access to people in those categories continues to open up, and the pool of new partners that we work with continues to diversify.

PCH Stakeholders

  • Our workforce
  • Operator employees (i.e. all factory operators at our factory facilities who work in production, quality control and in our warehouse)
  • Office employees (or non-operator employees) are those based in our factory offices or in PCH offices
  • Supervised or dispatch workers (temporary operators who are hired through a dispatch agency and work as factory operators in our facilities or those of our suppliers)
  • Suppliers and their employees
  • Clients
  • End product consumers
  • Dispatch agencies
  • Investors
  • Little Bird
  • MicroBenefits
  • Landlord of our factory facilities
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Academic partners
  • Industrial service providers
  • Trade unions at our factories
  • Local communities
  • Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition
  • United Nations Global Compact
  • Clinton Global Initiative
  • Industry peers
  • End of lifecycle recycling and disposal plants
  • Media

 

Collaboration and Partnerships

The value of collaboration cannot be underestimated. We collaborate externally with our partners to understand trends in our industry and to create new solutions to old problems.

Our pool of external partners at PCH consists of social enterprises (MicroBenefits), leaders in the engineering community, non-governmental organizations (NGOs such as Little Bird), and academic institutions.

Throughout 2013, our industry partners included:

Sustainable Packaging / GreenBlue (2012)

PCH is a member of GreenBlue®, a non-profit that equips business with the science and resources to make products more sustainable. The Sustainable Packaging Coalition® (SPC) is a GreenBlue® industry working group dedicated to a more robust environmental vision for packaging.

United Nations Global Compact (2012)

Member companies commit to publish an annual communication on progress with particular focus on the areas of Human Rights, Labor, Environment and Anti-Corruption.

Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) (2012)

PCH is a member of EICC and uses EICC templates and standards in our CSR audits and supplier code of conduct.

IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative (2012)

PCH participates in supplier improvement programs that aim to improve factory performance on critical areas such as worker-management communication, occupational health and safety, human resource practices and environmental issues.

Partnership with the Tyndall Institute (2013)

PCH and Tyndall National Institute, Ireland, signed a memorandum of understanding to support the generation and scaling of new high tech startup companies in Ireland targeting the global market.

Clinton Global Initiative (2014)

CGI is a non-partisan organization that convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. As part of our membership, PCH will develop a commitment to action to address social and environment problems in partnership with peer companies and NGOs.

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