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II-VI Incorporated, a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic 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, the Company has 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.


II-VI At A Glance

14 Countries

44 Worldwide Locations

Over 10,000+ Worldwide Employees

 


II-VI Worldwide Values

Customers First
Honesty and Integrity
Open Communications
Teamwork
Continuous Improvement and Learning
A Safe, Clean, and Orderly Workplace
Manage by the Facts

Our Name and History

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”.


Community & Environment

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:

  • Developing policies and practices that integrate responsible behaviors into daily business operations
  • Protecting the safety and improving the lives of workers and the communities where our Company conducts business
  • Sustaining our environment and meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs

 

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.

Current II-VI Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programs Around World

  1. Tracking of greenhouse gas emissions (Photop)
  2. Monitoring of waste water, waste gas and noise (Photop)
  3. Source reduction waste minimization plan (Marlow, Saxonburg)
  4. Water and waste tracking (Saxonburg)
  5. Seedling Trees program (Saxonburg, PRM)
  6. Artificial Coral Reef Seeding program (PRM)
  7. Assoc. of Energy Engineers 2010 Environmental Award (Aegis)
  8. Environmental initiatives posted on website (Aegis)
  9. Auditing of 3rd party treatment, storage and disposal facilities (Saxonburg)
  10. Recycling of waste ZnSe, ZnS, Ge, Te, Se, GaAs, Cu, Al, Au (Saxonburg, II-VI Sales Offices, Marlow, PRM, Vietnam)
  11. Yield improvement programs (Various)
  12. Scrap reduction programs in place (Various)
  13. Packaging peanut recycling program (Various)
  14. Recycling of scrap metals, cardboard(Various) plus recycling of paper, plastic, ink and office equipment, computer supplies(II-VI Italy), batteries, fluorescent lamps, and electronics (Marlow)

 

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.


Current II-VI Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programs Around World

  1. Electricity usage reduction program (Saxonburg)
  2. Electricity load reduction program to avert regional electrical grid blackouts (Saxonburg)
  3. Electrical Incentive Credits(Saxonburg, PRM, Photop)
  4. Tracking of gas and electricity consumption (Saxonburg, Photop, PRM)
  5. Company products that conserve energy:
    - Thermoelectric based energy harvesting devices
    - Powering wireless sensors without using batteries

 

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.


Current II-VI Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programs Around World

  1. Numerous in-house courses provided on environmental health and safety topics for employees (Various)
  2. Many OSHA compliant safety courses (Marlow)
  3. Electronic signs tracking "Days Since Last Lost Time Accident" placed in clear view at almost all company sites
  4. Dozens of II-VI environmental, health and safety (EHS) standards that assure excellent EHS performance at all sites worldwide
  5. Standardized Safety reporting program
  6. (II-VI performance is consistently superior compared to reporting peers)
  7. EHS awareness training for all employees
  8. Participation in local and state EHS training grants (PRM, Saxonburg)
  9. Aetna Wellness Programs (EEO)
  10. Automatic external defibrillators are stationed at most of our plants to help save the lives of employees who may suffer heart attacks
  11. Flu Shots (Various locations) plus Hepatitis & Cervical Cancer Vaccinations (PRM)
  12. Periodic Physicals for all employees
  13. Periodic eye tests for employees using Visual Display Units (II-VI UK)
  14. Leadership training for supervisors (Various)
  15. Smoking cessation program (Various)
  16. Discount on gym membership (Marlow, Photop)
  17. Continual improvement of staff accommodation environment (Photop)
  18. Weight Watchers program (Saxonburg)
  19. Tuition reimbursement program (Various)

 

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.


Current II-VI Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programs Around World

  1. On-site blood drives (Saxonburg)
  2. II-VI Foundation scholarships (US locations)
  3. Career practicum for high school & college students (US locations)
  4. Sponsorship of employee's children at "Camp Invention" (II-VI Singapore)
  5. Sponsorship of customer's charity events (II-VI sales offices)
  6. Attendance at local career fairs (II-VI UK)
  7. United Way donation campaign (EEO)
  8. Hosting of annual educational tours for Chemistry and Metallurgy college students (PRM)
  9. Cardio -pulmonary resuscitation(CPR) classes (available to employees & local community) (Saxonburg)
  10. Emergency Response Training (ERT) classes (available to employees & local community) (Various)
  11. Fire department, police department and ambulance charitable contributions (Various)
  12. Donation of firefighting equipment to industrial park (PRM)
  13. Donation to community school (Photop)
  14. Allowing employees to respond to volunteer fire department calls without losing any pay (Saxonburg)
  15. Making available our emergency response equipment to the community (especially certain equipment in scarce supply at our surrounding II-VI location communities)(Saxonburg)
  16. Sharing of "best practices" with other local organizations/industries (II-VI Singapore)
  17. Early Warning system in place (Saxonburg)
  18. Automatic external defibrillators provided for emergency resuscitation of employees of visitors (Various)

 

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

Matt Orseno
Director of Internal Audit
II-VI Incorporated
(Office) 724-352-5797
matthew.orseno@ii-vi.com




Current II-VI Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programs Around World

  1. ISO 18000 Compliant (WBG)
  2. ISO 14000 Compliant (Vietnam, PRM, Marlow, Photop)
  3. ISO Quality compliant (Various)
  4. Lean/6s program (II-VI Singapore & Suzhou)
  5. Quality Class Program based on internationally benchmarked business excellence framework (II-VI Singapore)
  6. Mission, Vision and Value statements (Marlow)
  7. Annual department Internal Quality Audits (Marlow)
  8. Monitoring on-time delivery performance (Various)
  9. Monitoring warranty returns (Various)
  10. Published II-VI Code of Ethics
  11. Financial data integrity maintained (SOX compliant, formal reporting/consolidation application)

 

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 2013-2016


Conflict Minerals Report for calendar year 2016 (Form SD)
Conflict Minerals Report for calendar year 2015 (Form SD)
Conflict Minerals Report for calendar year 2014 (Form SD)
Conflict Minerals Report for calendar year 2013 (Form SD)


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.

Current II-VI Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programs Around World

  1. Tracking of greenhouse gas emissions (Photop)
  2. Monitoring of waste water, waste gas and noise (Photop)
  3. Source reduction waste minimization plan (Marlow, Saxonburg)
  4. Water and waste tracking (Saxonburg)
  5. Seedling Trees program (Saxonburg, PRM)
  6. Artificial Coral Reef Seeding program (PRM)
  7. Assoc. of Energy Engineers 2010 Environmental Award (Aegis)
  8. Environmental initiatives posted on website (Aegis)
  9. Auditing of 3rd party treatment, storage and disposal facilities (Saxonburg)
  10. Recycling of waste ZnSe, ZnS, Ge, Te, Se, GaAs, Cu, Al, Au (Saxonburg, II-VI Sales Offices, Marlow, PRM, Vietnam)
  11. Yield improvement programs (Various)
  12. Scrap reduction programs in place (Various)
  13. Packaging peanut recycling program (Various)
  14. Recycling of scrap metals, cardboard(Various) plus recycling of paper, plastic, ink and office equipment, computer supplies(II-VI Italy), batteries, fluorescent lamps, and electronics (Marlow)