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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
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Environmental/Sustainability Energy Conservation Safety & Wellness Community Involvement Quality & Ethics Conflict Minerals


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)
  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
  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
    (II-VI performance is consistently superior compared to reporting peers)
  6. EHS awareness training for all employees
  7. Participation in local and state EHS training grants (PRM, Saxonburg)
  8. Aetna Wellness Programs (EEO)
  9. Automatic external defibrillators are stationed at most of our plants to help save the lives of employees who may suffer heart attacks
  10. Flu Shots (Various locations) plus Hepatitis & Cervical Cancer Vaccinations (PRM)
  11. Periodic Physicals for all employees
  12. Periodic eye tests for employees using Visual Display Units (II-VI UK)
  13. Leadership training for supervisors (Various)
  14. Smoking cessation program (Various)
  15. Discount on gym membership (Marlow, Photop)
  16. Continual improvement of staff accommodation environment (Photop)
  17. Weight Watchers program (Saxonburg)
  18. Tuition reimbursement program (Various)
  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)

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

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)

  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)

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