II-VI Incorporated, a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic devices and components, is a vertically integrated manufacturing company that develops innovative products for diversified applications in the industrial, optical communications, military, life sciences, semiconductor equipment and consumer markets. Headquartered in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, with research and development, manufacturing, sales, service and distribution facilities worldwide, the Company produces a wide variety of application-specific photonic and electronic materials and components and deploys them in various forms, including integrated with advanced software, to enable our customers’ success.
47 Worldwide Locations
Over 9500 Worldwide Employees
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The Roman numerals “II-VI” refers to group II and group VI of the Periodic Table of Elements. By chemically combining elements from these groups, II-VI produced the infrared optical crystalline compounds: Cadmium Telluride (CdTe), Zinc Selenide (ZnSe), Zinc Sulfide (ZnS) and Zinc Sulfide MultiSpectral (ZnS MS). These compounds and others created from group II and group VI elements are commonly referred to as “II-VI Materials”. Founded in 1971 to create CdTe, company co-founder Dr. Carl J. Johnson paid homage to our II-VI Materials heritage by calling our new company “II-VI Incorporated”.
II-VI reaches out and teams up with local communities to make a difference around the globe with the support of our diverse expertise, resources and time to enhance the communities in which our employees live and work. Our commitment includes:
II-VI incorporated is committed to recycling unusable material (such as returned optics and material removed as part of the optics manufacturing process). Through these efforts, II-VI Incorporated has been able to recycle a wide range of materials, many of which (such as Selenium and Tellurium) are rare and can be difficult to produce. Through recycling efforts, II-VI Incorporated recycles literally tons of material every year that would otherwise require disposal in landfills.
Marlow Industries, a subsidiary of II-VI Incorporated, provides thermal energy harvesting products to power wireless sensors and other microdevices, thereby eliminating the need for battery-powered solutions. Marlow’s family of thermal energy harvests converts small degrees of temperature differences into electrical (DC) power. This reliable energy source can perpetually power wireless sensors and microdevices for the lifetime of the harvester, offering a low-cost and zero maintenance solution for wireless sensor technology.
One such example of the thermal energy harvester is the patent pending EverGen™ Power Strap that utilizes Marlow’s rugged thermoelectric generator (TEG) technology to harvest heat/thermal energy from fluid filled pipes of exhaust stacks to provide a viable, economical and perpetual power source for industrial and oil/gas applications.
In an effort to safeguard the health of our employees at the Saxonburg campus, II-VI Incorporated provides periodic physical examinations for all employees. The department in which an employee works, along with the job the employee performs, determines both the time period between physicals and if additional specific tests need performed. Employees may be scheduled for physicals every year, every two years or every three years. This extensive medical screening benefits our employees and provides for a healthier II-VI.
The Saxonburg Plant allows its employees who are members of local volunteer fire departments to respond to weekday fire calls without losing any II-VI pay to assure a rapid and adequate fire response during a time period when most other fire department members cannot leave work. The Saxonburg Plant also makes substantial charitable donations to its local fire department and ambulance service to help assure the community of continued prompt response to emergency calls with modern response vehicles.
At II-VI Incorporated it is each employee’s responsibility to exercise sound business judgment and to act honestly and ethically. We are required not only to ”do the job,” but to “do it the right way.” Doing it the right way goes past complying with laws and regulations. It means conducting ourselves with ethics and integrity in all that we do. Our Code of Ethics combines the values and standards of behavior that make II-VI a trusted and respected organization. Employees are obligated to report any known or suspected violation of the Code of Ethics and may do so anonymously through an independent compliance reporting hotline, details can be found at www.ii-vi.ethicspoint.com
Director of Internal Audit
II-VI offers a diverse portfolio of products which are manufactured with inputs provided by thousands of suppliers, all of which make up II-VI’s global supply chain. At II-VI, we strive to act in an environmentally and socially responsible manner, in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, while meeting the needs of our customers and shareholders.
On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the final rule regarding the sourcing of “conflict minerals” (i.e. tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold) under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Under the rule, publicly traded companies, like II-VI, must report to the SEC the presence of conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries in the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture if the conflict minerals are necessary to the functionality or production of their products. These reports must be filed with the SEC annually by May 31st, beginning in 2014.
II-VI is concerned that the trade of conflict minerals mined in the eastern provinces of the DRC may be fueling human rights atrocities in the region. These minerals are widely used in our products and the end markets served by II-VI. As a result, we support the actions of governments and organizations to increase supply chain transparency and enable companies to source conflict-free minerals.
II-VI is committed to sourcing materials from companies that share our values around human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility. We have initiated a comprehensive process to meet these regulatory requirements, taking steps to increase our supply chain due diligence measures and internal controls for the covered minerals. II-VI also expects its suppliers to develop internal conflict minerals policies, due diligence frameworks, and management systems which are designed to identify and ultimately eliminate from use in products sold to II-VI any conflict minerals which are known to come from sources funding armed groups in the DRC region.
II-VI fully expects our suppliers to cooperate with us and to provide information to support these efforts. Suppliers that do not reasonably comply with II-VI’s Conflict Minerals Policy will be reviewed by II-VI to assess whether we will conduct business with those suppliers in the future. We will disclose our progress in implementing this Conflict Minerals Policy through public reporting, including through our website and SEC filings. Please click the link below for our Conflict Minerals Report for calendar year 2013-2015