SUPPLY CHAIN AND QUALITY
Supply chain and quality
N.S. International, Ltd., supply chain mission statement
At N.S. International, the Supply Chain department is critical to the overall success of the organization and our customers.
Our goal is to:
- Provide superior customer satisfaction by ensuring 100% on-time delivery to our customer base
- Effectively managing the delivery of our products through coordination of key Supply Chain activities such as ordering, scheduling and logistics management
- Provide great customer relationship management by being the main source of contact for our customers when it comes to communicating real-time up to date information
This is accomplished through the development of a strong customer relationship and the cross-functional approach that includes managing the movement of materials into the organization and the movement of finished goods out to the customers.
N.S. International, Ltd., diversity mission statement
N.S. International is committed to creating and providing opportunities to a diverse supplier base that reflects the people and communities where we do business.
N.S. International, Ltd., diversity vision statement
N.S. International is a global leader of Instrument Clusters and Head-Up-Displays systems in the automotive industry. To achieve our vision we understand that as a company it is essential to create an environment that exemplifies the importance of diversity in all aspects of our business and Supply Chain practices.
N.S. International, Ltd., supplier diversity policy
It is the policy of N.S. International, Ltd. to encourage diversity as one of the key core values that is fundamental to our long-term growth and business success in the automotive industry. Diversifying our supplier base will help enhance competition among suppliers, resulting in innovative products and services, improved reliability, and lower costs.
As a global leader of Instrument Clusters and Head-Up Display systems, N.S. International, Ltd. recognizes that having a diverse supplier base is both a competitive advantage and a powerful business tool. N.S. International's supplier diversity mission is to proactively identify, build relationships with, and purchase goods and services from diverse suppliers that can help N.S. International, Ltd. achieve its corporate objectives.
By promoting cross-cultural business relationships we foster mutual respect and teamwork. At N.S. International Ltd. we are at our best when we fully use the talents and abilities of all people by bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
The national minority supplier diversity council's (NMSDC) definition of diversity/minority owned businesses includes:
|Asian-Indian||A U.S. citizen whose origins are from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.|
|Asian-Pacific||A U.S. citizen whose origins are from Japan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacific or the Northern Marianas.|
|African American||A U.S. citizen having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.|
|Hispanic||A U.S. citizen of true-born Hispanic heritage, from any of the Spanish-speaking areas of the following regions: Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean Basin only.|
|Native American (including Canadian Aboriginals)||A person who is an American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut or Native Hawaiian, and regarded as such by the community of which the person claims to be a part. Native Americans must be documented members of a North American tribe, band or otherwise organized group of native people who are indigenous to the continental United States and proof can be provided through a Native American Blood Degree Certificate (i.e., tribal registry letter, tribal roll register number).|
|For more information, visit the NMSDC website at http://nmsdc.org|
Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
A woman-owned business enterprise is described as one which is 51 percent owned and operated by a woman and in the case of a public company, 51 percent of the ownership is with one or more women.
In addition to the above, to qualify for certification the following criteria must also be met:
WBE must demonstrate proof of effective management and control of the business operations
WBE must demonstrate contribution of capital and/or expertise
WBE must be a U.S. citizen or maintain resident alien status
For more information regarding certification, visit the WBENC website: http://wbenc.org
N.S. International, ltd. statement on conflict minerals
As a responsible company N.S. International is committed to ethical business principles by sourcing components and materials from companies that share our respect for human rights and the environment.
N.S. International supports the goals of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act. Suppliers to NSI will disclose whether Goods contain any conflict minerals as defined under Section 1502 of the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act and its implementing regulation that are necessary to the production or functionality of the Good. If Goods contain any Conflict Minerals Seller must: (i) Investigate and disclose whether those Conflict Minerals are “DRC conflict-free” as defined in the Conflict Minerals Law [The regulations do not require assurance that the minerals are DRC Conflict Free, just the disclosure by SEC reporting companies.]; (ii) provide on request information on Conflict Mineral smelters in the relevant supply chains including whether those smelters are DRC conflict-free; (iii) provide on request such other information as N.S. International may reasonably require to determine the DRC conflict-free status of Conflict Minerals used in Goods.
- N.S. International must perform supply chain due diligence on, and make disclosures concerning, its use of Conflict Minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries.
- All N.S. International suppliers are required to respond to information requests regarding the uses and sources of conflict minerals in their products including information about minerals that are recycled or scrap.
- N.S. International requires suppliers that provide us with tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold, or products containing these components, to submit information to us that allows us to trace the minerals back through the supply chain. We expect our suppliers to adopt policies and establish their own due diligence programs to ensure conflict free supply chains, and to provide us only with minerals or products that are conflict free. “Conflict free” products are those that do not contain tantalum, tin, tungsten, or gold the extraction or trade of which directly or indirectly finances or benefits armed groups in the DRC and adjoining countries, and/or contributes to human rights violations in the region. If we become aware of a supplier whose supply chain includes minerals that are not conflict free, we will take appropriate steps to remedy the situation in a timely manner. We support the goal of ending violent conflict in the DRC and surrounding countries, and it is our expectation that our suppliers are taking similar measures within their supply chain to provide conflict free products.