At NetApp® we pride ourselves on being recognized globally by Fortune Magazine as a Great Place to Work. One of our goals is to form strong relationships with our suppliers. We want to provide an open environment in which to share ideas and products to produce the highest benefit for both parties. Our aim is to deliver the best possible value for our customers and shareholders based on utmost integrity and clarity.
We are proud of our relationships and want to keep them strong. We are constantly searching for new suppliers and offers and contacting suppliers as needed.
Our suppliers are very important to the success of our business. We require the highest standards for goods and services in our new relationships. NetApp was founded with a culture of trust and integrity that we maintain today. When we form a relationship with a supplier, it is very important that they understand and can adapt to this culture.
The nature of our business is aggressive and fast paced. We require our suppliers to be up to the challenge to help us reach our goals. We thrive on innovation to grow our business, and we need for our suppliers to demonstrate strong commitment to fostering our growth initiatives.
U.S. supplier diversity program
NetApp is committed to actively fostering a diverse supply base. We are looking for qualified suppliers, large and small, from all segments of the U.S. business community. By working with small, minority, and women- owned businesses that provide a variety of products and services, we are able to meet our business objectives as well as support our neighbors and the communities in which we live and work.
Socially responsible supply chain
NetApp is committed to being a responsible and active corporate citizen and conducting its operations in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. NetApp has been a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) since November 13, 2013. The RBA Code of Conduct is a code of best practices in supplier engagement that provides guidelines for performance and compliance in the areas of labor, health and safety, environment management systems, and ethics.
NetApp leverages its membership in the RBA to access standard tools & best practices to better understand, monitor, and improve the conditions in our supply chain. Going forward, NetApp will actively leverage the RBA infrastructure to address any SER concerns including child labor, health & safety, environmental conditions, and ethical conduct within the supply base.