A responsible supply chain isn't just the right thing to do for people and the planet — it's also good for business.
We're committed to minimizing our environmental impact and improving the lives of all people who make our products. We expect the highest ethical standards throughout our supply chain and promote meaningful social change at supplier sites and nearby communities.
Our Responsible Supply Chain Program works with suppliers to uphold the standards of our Supplier Code of Conduct, based on worker input, local laws and our core values.
We work with multiple stakeholders to help make conflict free sourcing available for everyone while supporting the miners and communities who depend on mining for their well being.
Our Responsible Supply Chain Program works with over 500 suppliers globally who provide hardware products and services.
Our ultimate vision is to create a world where everyone has access to clean energy; this includes not only Google, but our suppliers and their communities - from mine to manufacturing.
We carefully evaluate how workers are being protected from chemical exposures through effective engineering controls, administrative procedures, and personal protective equipment.
Daydream View uses just 301 grams of materials for both the headset and controller.
Google Home has a total of 42% post-consumer recycled plastic for external enclosure and speaker housing.
Through direct engagement with the people who build our products, we gain valuable understanding of working conditions that influence our program design.
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.View policy
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.View report View policy
Supply chain report
We work with more than 500 suppliers worldwide to manufacture hardware components for our data centers, 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.View report
Modern slavery statement
“Modern slavery” -- recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining a person for compelled labor 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 programs and processes to accomplish exactly that.View statement