Supply Chain Management

Priority issue for: NVIDIA, customers, nongovernmental organizations.

NVIDIA’s business model involves outsourcing production of our processors. We closely manage our supply chain to continue delivering innovative products in a social and environmentally conscious manner.

We drive several of our supply chain initiatives through participation in the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and strive to go beyond EICC compliance. We have adopted the EICC Code of Conduct and integrate its elements into our program, including auditing critical suppliers and conducting internal assessments to ensure that we address all aspects of responsible supply chain management. We also comply with the EICC’s guidance regarding stakeholder grievances related to our social or environmental performance.

In the Supplier Responsibility section of this report, we cover in detail several areas that are material to NVIDIA and our performance in these areas. These include: safe working practices, auditing, water, carbon footprint, and conflict minerals. We also participate in organizations focused on issues relevant to Supplier Responsibility, such as the Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade and the Association Connecting Electronics Industries.