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With over 40 years of semiconductor industry experience as Air Products Electronic Materials, Versum Materials, now a part of the Performance Materials business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is one of the most highly regarded electronics supply manufacturers.

History

On October 2019, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, closed the acquisition of Versum Materials, Inc. This positions us as a leading electronic materials player focused on the semiconductor and display industries.

The Versum business is being integrated into the Semiconductor Solutions business unit ‒ besides Display Solutions and Surface Solutions one of the three business units of the Performance Materials business sector of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Semiconductor Solutions will consist of two dedicated units: Semiconductor Materials as well as Delivery Systems & Services.

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability is the foundation upon which all other aspects of our business is built, and we put sustainability and accountability at the forefront of everything we do. We enable employees and customers to perform more powerfully, without compromising safety, integrity or the environment. We believe sustainability is a good business practice and adds value to our customers, our employees, our communities and our shareholders.

General Principals

We are committed to the following principles in operating our business:

COMPLIANCE

100% compliance with all laws and regulations in the countries and regions where we conduct business.

IMPROVEMENT

Continuous improvement in our sustainability performance. We measure performance, set improvement targets and hold management accountable for results.

TRANSPARENCY

Transparency in our sustainability performance. We encourage open dialogue on our sustainability activities.

SOURCING

Sourcing from companies that share our values around human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility. We expect our suppliers to demonstrate the principles expressed in our Code of Conduct and meet our sustainability expectations, including conflict-free sourcing.

ASSESSMENT

Ongoing assessment of risk associated with our facilities, processes, products and logistics, and reduction of these risks to their lowest practical level to protect our employees, customers, communities and the environment.

ALIGNMENT

Alignment of our policies and programs with the EICC Code of Conduct.

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany EHS Policy Versum Materials Sustainability Policy

Quality, EH&S and ISO certificates

To meet and exceed our customers’ quality expectations, we maintain Quality Management Systems (QMS) based on our business and customer needs. These systems are reviewed regularly to look for opportunities for improvement. We make sure we adapt our practices to our customer and industry expectations on quality as these evolve in the markets we serve.

To drive quality improvements more effectively throughout our organization, we established a Quality Management System Center of Excellence. This group of employees is the stewards for quality. They make sure that our Quality Management Systems provide global consistency and local flexibility around quality. They also make sure these systems meet the requirements of international standards such as ISO 9001, which our customers expect.

ISO 9001 CERTIFICATION (QUALITY)

ISO 9001 ELECTRONICS BUSINESS DYNALOY, A VERSUM MATERIALS BUSINESS


VDA and IATF AUTOMOTIVE COMPLIANCE
We are compliant with the IATF Industry requirements as a sub-supplier to the automotive industry. Currently, we do not have plans to have our plants certified to the Automotive Standard but all our plants are prepared to successfully be audited to the standard. All our Quality Managers have been trained to lead an IATF audit at our manufacturing plants. We have had many of our customers successfully audit our plants to VDA or IATF requirements.

The requirement has been interpreted for certification requirements: It is mandatory for Tier 1 (Direct) Suppliers to OEM to be IATF 16949 certified. IATF certification for Tier 2 or 3 or in automotive supply chain suppliers is not mandatory.

We ensure all our plants are compliant (understand the standard requirements, can be audited to and receive passing satisfactory scores to the end customer with no majors) but currently are not pursuing direct Certification. When preparing for a customer audit, our plant will work with the end customer to understand if they are following IATF or VDA. In general, IATF is more widely accepted globally. European companies tend to use VDA. The U.S. and Asia tend to follow IATF.

ISO CERTIFICATIONS

Environment, Healthy & Safety
ISO 14001 CERTIFICATIONS (ENVIRONMENTAL)

Versum Materials, US LLC ISO 14001:2015 Certificate

OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety

Versum Materials OHSAS 18001 2007 Certificate

Commitment to Ethical Business

Sustainability is the foundation upon which all other aspects of our business is built, and we put sustainability and accountability at the forefront of everything we do. We enable employees and customers to perform more powerfully, without compromising safety, integrity or the environment. We believe sustainability is a good business practice and adds value to our customers, our employees, our communities and our shareholders.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING & SLAVERY

We are opposed to slavery, human trafficking and the use of forced labor of any kind. We have established policies and processes within our businesses and supply chains in support of this position.

Human rights are embedded in our Code of Conduct, which states that we follow all labor and employment laws in the countries in which we operate, including laws pertaining to child labor and employee rights, such as freedom of association, privacy, and equal opportunity employment.

Our suppliers are also expected to demonstrate the principles expressed in our Code of Conduct in their business dealings with us. We periodically assess and review our suppliers for compliance risks, including for labor and Code of Conduct issues.

CONFLICT MINERALS

We are concerned that the trade of Conflict Minerals – tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold (3TG)—mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), or adjoining countries, and other high-risk, conflict-affected areas around the world may be fueling human rights atrocities. As a result, we support the actions of governments and organizations to increase supply chain transparency and enable companies to source conflict-free 3TG. We seek to source any 3TG found in our products from suppliers that do not directly or indirectly finance armed conflict or human rights abuses in the DRC, adjoining countries or other high-risk, conflict-affected areas around the world.

We expect our suppliers to commit to strive for conflict-free sourcing. Likewise, we support industry efforts such as the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) to enable companies to source conflict-free 3TG. We apply our policy by following OECD guidelines, investigating our supply chain by engaging with our suppliers and asking them to adhere to and enforce the same standards. We expect our suppliers to engage in due diligence, to identify the source of products and components supplied to us and seek to source from conflict-free suppliers of 3TG.

Versum will address any concerns about or potential violations of this policy, which can be reported through our Ethics Hotline.

Conflict Minerals Policy

Versum Materials Conflict Minerals Report

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