Responsible Supply Chain

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.

Solar panels on the rooftop of a supplier site.
The vision for the Congo Power program is to support businesses in mining communities in order to diversify economic options, decreasing reliance on raw materials.
We are working with our suppliers to put in place systems to continually improve their energy performance and scale the deployment of renewable energy sources.
We began our Conflict Minerals program in 2012 to improve transparency in tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold mining and to develop conflict-free sources of these materials.
We’re always looking for better ways to protect workers and hold suppliers more accountable.

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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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.

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Statement Against Modern Slavery

“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 40 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.

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