CA Technologies works with its vendors to make sure they are committed to sustainable, ethical practices, continually monitoring these issues throughout our supply chain.
We enforce a supplier Code of Conduct, which defines ethical, sustainable behavior, and we are a signatory to the UN Global Compact, which supports human rights, labor standards and anti-corruption as well as the environment.
We also screen suppliers for their sustainability practices on a rolling basis using more than 20 metrics, covering criteria from diversity and recycling to GHG emissions. Most important, 100% of our supplier agreements contain human rights clauses.
We spend 32% of our procurement funds with minority-owned businesses, more than the industry average of 23%. We also require Office Max, our U.S. office products supplier, to follow strict guidelines for recycled paper.
Outside the U.S., we use World-Check Integrascreen to provide us with a global due diligence service for on-boarding CA Technologies partners. World-Check performs background checks on both individuals and firms following FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) requirements. This helps us clearly understand those we are doing business with and the risks that may be associated with that business relationship.
Going forward, we will continue to implement our Hiperos program, a solution that helps CA Technologies manage its major suppliers around reputational risk, regulatory penalties and customer impact. It is closely aligned with state, federal and international measurement standards for public reporting and helps maximize the value and reduce the risk of using third parties. We will also explore the issue of measuring e-waste at the procurement stage.