It’s more than just good business, it’s the moral approach to life and work.
Scosche (pronounced skōsh) is a multi-generation, family-owned and operated business founded back in 1980 on a deep respect for the human condition and on a code of business conduct and ethics that focuses on core principles like integrity, fairness and high professional standards.
Fast forward to today. It’s sometimes hard to believe that from very humble beginnings in a garage of a home in Southern California, Scosche has grown into a multi-million dollar business with hundreds of employees and products that are sold in over 50 countries.
Although we’ve grown into a recognized global company selling award-winning consumer technology and car audio products that are now in the hands and vehicles of people across the globe, we’ve never lost sight of the things that inspire us and make us who we are.
We care…As such we volunteer our time, effort and resources in numerous areas to support our local communities, key foundations and other charitable and philanthropic interests.
Here are a few of the programs and causes we have supported over the past few years:
* Various local schools and local school district sports teams.
Join us in giving back to your local community and other causes. There are always people that need our help.
Scosche Investing in Sustainability
• For years we have reported our usage and CO2 levels via the Walmart “Sustainability Hub”.
• When designing packaging we consider environmental impact utilizing at least 25% recycled material.
• For the International code of conduct standards, specially SEDEX, we annually perform third-party compliance audits.
• We have formal contracts with our factory partners which require full-time environmental, health, and safety systems.
• Scosche Product Development Team prioritizes the reduction and elimination of hazardous substances.
• As required, our products are registered with the Dept. of energy, Natural Resources Canada, and/or California Energy Commission and include energy-efficient features.
• We partner with Call2Recycle, a 3rd party e-waste collection and recycling organization.
• We operate an in-house product take-back and refurbishment program.
• To responsibly handle batteries at the end of life, we participate in a battery stewardship program. We also provide our customers with information on how to properly dispose of batteries.
Recycle Your Old Electronic Devices & Batteries
Our Planet! Our Home! Our Responsibility.
Find Environmentally Friendly Battery and Electronics Recycling Centers Locally
Consumer electronics and the batteries that often drive them have a usable life span. Whether your product is nearing the end of it usable life or you simply wish to replace it with a newer one, it's important to responsibly recycle your electronics and batteries.
If your electronics are still in good working condition, you could consider donating them to a local school, retirement home or community center. They are often in need of such equipment and you'd be surprised how valuable your “old” device is to someone else.
SCOSCHE has partnered with organizations who specialize in processing Electronic Waste (e-Waste) and batteries using techniques that are environmentally responsible and will help to reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills. These industry programs, which use strict standards and third-party certified recyclers, ensure that your device will be recycled responsibly.
Please join us in our commitment to the environment, by properly disposing of your Electronic Waste!
Scosche (pronounced skōsh) is required by the The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act to disclose efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from direct supply chains. We take very seriously U.S. federal and international efforts to end all kinds of forced labor - whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor, human trafficking or otherwise - through standards set forth in our Business Code of Conduct.
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010
On January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) went into effect in the State of California. The law's underlying purpose is to educate consumers, so they can make informed decisions and purchase goods from companies that responsibly manage their supply chains. Under the law, large manufacturers and retailers are required to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking within their supply chains.
As such, Scosche is pleased to share our guiding principles and the work we do to ensure the integrity and dignity of those who make the products that Scosche sells.
While we strive to create innovative products that enhance the lives of our customers, we realize that our customers’ interests extend beyond solely our product offerings to include concerns about what those products are made of, how those products are manufactured and under what conditions.
We recognize that the manner in which we conduct business is a vital component of our overall long-term success along with the products we create and offer.
It is incumbent therefore that we regularly assess the impact of all facets of business operations with consideration for the people and resources that are the foundations of our ongoing success.
Our principles and regard for people and resources extend beyond the confines of our company to include our manufacturers and suppliers.
Scosche has a strong commitment and resolve regarding human rights and corporate responsibility. Our vigilance in these areas is enduring and our work goes on. We continue to work to recognize and respect both internationally and domestically recognized human rights and the statutes that support them.
Scosche expects original equipment manufacturers, vendors and suppliers of new goods we sell to retail stores and online (collectively "Suppliers") - to maintain fundamental labor and human rights standards. Specifically, we include policies in our contracts specifying that Suppliers will not use any forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or otherwise. We require our Suppliers to certify that all materials incorporated into the products comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business.
Suppliers failing to meet our Standards or the terms of our contracts would be in breach of our agreement.
Our team in China invests time and resources to audit the factories where our products are assembled; to work with these factories to improve workplace conditions and labor practices. The team oversees the independent audits of all non-U.S. facilities for compliance with the forced labor and child labor standards. These audits are unannounced.
Scosche also administers mandatory training for employees responsible for sourcing and purchasing decisions on an array of topics, including the Corporate Social Responsibility program. And we require all employees to comply with our Business Code of Conduct.
Policy on Forced Labor and Human Trafficking
The International Labor Organization (ILO) defines forced labor as involuntary work or service demanded from a person under threat or penalty, which includes penal sanctions and the loss of rights and privileges. It can also be a means of political coercion or as punishment for holding or expressing political views.
Forced or compulsory labor is virtually globally banned. The ILO's 1930 Forced Labor Convention (No. 29) as well as the 1957 Abolition of Forced Labor Convention (No. 105) are the most widely endorsed of all international labor conventions. For more information, see: http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/forced-labour/lang--en/index.htm and http://www.ilo.org/sapfl/Events/ILOevents/lang--en/WCMS_092176/index.htm
The United Nations General Assembly resolution 55/25 of 15 November 2000 defines Trafficking in Persons as:
The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include . . . the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.
What is Scosche's position on Forced Labor and Human Trafficking?
We firmly believe that no business should ever be complicit in the area of human rights and human rights abuses. Scosche Industries (Scosche) recognizes the devastating effects of forced labor and human trafficking on society and prohibits any such form throughout our wholesale trade operations as part of our corporate social responsibility and commitment to legal compliance.
How does Scosche enforce its prohibition of Forced Labor and Human Trafficking?
Scosche has standard policies and procedures that require compliance with all laws and corporate policies, which includes this policy against Forced Labor and Human Trafficking. All employees are required to acknowledge their commitment to understand and comply with the Scosche policies. Employees also receive training on policy compliance.
As a condition to doing business with Scosche, our suppliers must agree to adopt policies and practices that support the eradication of Forced Labor and Human Trafficking, including execution of Scosche's Supplier Certification of Social Responsibility.
Scosche also has the right to make periodic, unannounced inspections of our suppliers' facilities and the facilities of our suppliers' contractors and business partners. Such inspections may include an audit and review of financial books and records.
How does Scosche maintain accountability?
Scosche has an internal process for employees to utilize in the event of any policy violation that includes the option of making an anonymous complaint. Employees receive periodic training on how to resolve disputes and address non-compliance of policies.
Scosche works closely with its suppliers to correct any breaches of its Certification of Social Responsibility. Scosche's suppliers that breach the Certification will be properly informed and if not in compliance, further action will be taken including but not limited to termination of their supply agreement.
Scosche maintains a strong commitment and resolve regarding human rights and corporate responsibility. Our vigilance in these areas is enduring and our work goes on. We continue to work to recognize and respect both internationally and domestically recognized human rights and the statutes that support them.
Conflict Minerals Statement
“Conflict Minerals” refers to certain minerals and their derivatives, mined in the eastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries or “Conflict Regions”, where revenues generated by their sale may directly or indirectly finance armed groups engaged in civil war resulting in serious social and environmental abuses.
“Conflict Minerals” are defined as; Columbite-Tantalite (derivative metal Tantalum), Cassiterite (derivative metal Tin), Wolframite (derivative metal Tungsten) and Gold.
“Conflict Regions” are defined as Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries.
Scosche Industries takes human rights seriously and has procedures in place to help ensure that our suppliers comply with the “Electronic Industry Code-of-Conduct” and that minerals are procured from environmentally and socially responsible sources.In addition, Scosche Industries expects our suppliers to continuously monitor both direct and indirect supply chains to avoid procurement of minerals from “Conflict Regions” and to be forthright in sharing compliance information with Scosche Industries.
All Scosche Industries suppliers must:
• Comply with all national and other applicable laws and regulations, and require their suppliers do the same (including labor agencies)
• Adopt sound human rights practices and treat workers fairly with dignity and respect
• Provide a safe and healthy working environment for their workers
• Conduct business operations in a way that protects and sustains the environment
• Maintain management systems that measure, improve and communicate their company's labor, health & safety, environmental performance, and uphold the highest standards of ethics.
In selecting and retaining qualified suppliers, Scosche Industries will show preference to suppliers that meet or exceed these requirements.