|CPO Letter to Suppliers|
Our customers depend on KLA-Tencor for state-of-the-art technology and services. This requires a sophisticated supply base. Therefore, it is critical that KLA-Tencor continues to foster strong and extremely collaborative supplier relationships and that our supply chain is:
In addition, it is critical that together we maintain the highest ethical standards and are mutually committed to global social and environmental responsibility standards, regulations and laws. In this regard, as we do ourselves, we fully expect our suppliers to continue to comply with these standards and create a business environment and processes that ensure compliance by (1) promoting standards within your company, (2) implementing supporting business processes, (3) self-certifying, measuring, auditing and reporting performance against those standards, (4) appropriately training your employees and (5) and requiring the same standards of your suppliers.
With much appreciation,
Scott G. Paull