Compliance with applicable laws and regulations is a cornerstone of Rudolph Technologies’ management and running of its business operations. We are also committed to having our manufacturers, vendors and suppliers adhere to these same principles, which include taking measures to ensure that parties we do business with maintain basic labor and human rights standards for their workers.
Rudolph has implemented a system which contractually requires each direct product supplier to conduct their business in a manner that complies with all applicable laws and regulations.
Rudolph will confirm compliance with its global supply chain standards through:
- Verifications conducted with prospective direct product suppliers; and
- Periodic audits, not more frequently than annually, which may be conducted with a sampling of direct product supplier operations.
The foregoing compliance confirmations, when performed, will be primarily executed by Rudolph employees but Rudolph reserves the right to engage third party monitors should the need arise. Any audit may be announced or unannounced as determined by Rudolph.
Currently Rudolph does not require our direct suppliers to certify that they comply with anti-slavery and human trafficking laws in the country or countries in which they do business.
While Rudolph has not trained its staff on this issue to date, in order to assure awareness and promote a culture of compliance in this area, Rudolph shall implement training for its employees and managers who have with direct responsibility for supply chain management on human trafficking and slavery within supply chains and methods to mitigate the related risk.
Should one of Rudolph’s direct product suppliers, employees, and contractors fail to comply with our Company’s requirements regarding the prevention of slavery and human trafficking, such party will receive written notice of the compliance issue and be subject to corrective action up to and including termination.