A critical part of MKS' strategy is our strong relationships with our supply chain. Communicating our standards is essential for effectively managing these relationships. As part of our responsible and sustainable sourcing strategy, we are committed to working in partnership with our suppliers to set clear expectations of how we expect to work with them and what we expect from them. Therefore, we have formalized and standardized our expectations of our suppliers as follows:
MKS has adopted the industry standard Responsible Business Alliance ("RBA") Code of Conduct (latest revision) as its Supplier Code of Conduct. The Supplier Code of Conduct provides standards and guidelines of conduct for all suppliers doing business with any MKS company worldwide. MKS' reputation is built on honesty, integrity, quality and trust. We therefore expect that our supply chain partners to conduct themselves in the same manner, regardless of local business practices or social customs. The Supplier Code of Conduct sets out the minimum standard of business behavior expected so that suppliers act in ways that are ethical, corporately responsible and aims to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
(Revision D, April, 2016)
This manual applies to any supplier doing business with MKS that provides a product or service that affects product quality. This includes, but is not limited to, OEM, distributors and agents providing product and/or service.
These Workmanship Standard publications serve as a guideline and acceptance criteria for items manufactured and/or purchased by MKS Instruments.