You'll find Telect at the heart of communications networks worldwide. Beyond simple products, Telect's heritage of service and innovation, along with a business model driven by entrepreneurialism, energy and ethics, positions us as a leading connectivity and power solutions provider for the global communications industry.
At Telect, we strive to be good stewards. We feel it is our responsibility to be exceptional citizens within our own communities hopefully creating a ripple effect that contributes to the greater good.
Telect's corporate philanthropy program is an important benefit for our employees, as well as a way in which we support our communities and our strategic business plan. Our philosophy is to support organizations that enhance the quality of life in the communities where we live and work, with a specific emphasis on supporting our shareholders’ passions and our employees’ personal interests. We look for opportunities that help us reinforce and emphasize our corporate cultural beliefs. Telect achieves these goals through corporate, matching and in-kind gifts.
Faith and Family
Telect believes in helping those less fortunate in our communities and supports organizations dedicated to educating and empowering people to achieve personal growth and success. Special consideration is given to organizations serving marriage, families and children – especially through ministry work.
Engineering, Sciences and Entrepreneurial Development
As a player in the communications networks across multiple industries, Telect stays involved with area colleges and universities to promote education in engineering and the sciences. We believe that entrepreneurial innovation and leadership development through support of new business ventures is first and foremost to a vibrant private sector economy.
Economic and Community Development
Telect values sustainable growth in the local communities and as such supports civic and community organizations working to enhance the quality of life for its citizens and area businesses.
Telect limits its support to tax-exempt organizations, as defined under U.S. Section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code. Organizations and agencies may be required to:
- Show evidence of sound fiscal policies and low administrative costs
- Demonstrate the capability of providing a service for which there is a need in the community
- Demonstrate that the contribution funds will remain in the local community in which it serves
- Provide a current IRS Form W-9 with Taxpayer Identification Number or EIN
Telect makes every effort to direct its contributions where it can have the greatest impact, while addressing the most critical needs. We do not provide support to:
Contribution Amount Limitations
- Organizations that discriminate for any reason including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, creed, age, gender or national origin
- Organizations that have ties to or directly promote abortion
- Other limitations may apply and will be evaluated on an individual basis including budgetary limitations
Telect will evaluate whether your project or event meets the minimum requirements. You will be contacted within 60 days of your request, whether accepted or denied.
Requests for support should be made a minimum of 90 days in advance of the event or activity. Proposals are reviewed monthly and every effort is made to respond in a timely manner.
Telect does not guarantee contributions from year to year; organizations must re-apply for funding consideration for each event, every year.
All requests should be submitted to the attention of the Corporate Giving Coordinator. Request must include:
- Name and address of organization
- Telephone number of principle contact
- E-mail of principle contact
- Amount requested
- Overview of the program/project for which funding is requested, including purpose, targeted population, anticipated results, list of other organizations providing support and timeline.
- Current or past Telect involvement, if any, in the organization or program, including employee volunteers, board members, etc.
Corporate Giving Coordinator:
23321 East Knox Avenue
Liberty Lake, Washington 99019
The word "volatile" doesn't begin to describe the telecom industry throughout the past three decades. From deregulation to the dot-com boom, downsizing to explosive growth, telecom service providers and equipment suppliers have faced virtually every experience imaginable.
Telect has survived this volatility and is positioned well to continue its current path of growth into the near future. Debt-free private ownership highlights Telect today, with financial decision-making guided by core values, calculated risk, and a spirit of entrepreneurialism and innovation.
While competitors have merged, been purchased, or ceased to exist, Telect has continued to lead our industry with the most complete range of physical layer infrastructure solutions available from a single source.
Telect is committed to responsible corporate citizenship. Within that intentional framework, Telect strives to be a proactive steward of the environment by promoting key initiatives to reduce waste, reuse materials, and minimize environmental impact. Telect incorporates green initiatives into product engineering, packaging, services, and employee policies.
We commit to continual improvement in environmental performance by setting these objectives:
We will strive to minimize packaging materials and primarily package and protect our products with non-dyed, recyclable cardboard.
We will strive to reduce energy usage in our facilities, through efforts including facility consolidation and equipment efficiency.
Waste Reduction and Recycling
We will adhere to reuse and recycling standards for viable materials in all of our facilities. These programs for waste reduction will ensure that materials are reused or recycled whenever possible.
Commute Trip Reduction
We will encourage efficient employee travel by establishing carpool programs, participating in community efforts promoting alternative transportation, and enabling employees to develop flexible work schedules.
We will maintain high standards in our supplier relationships by encouraging environmental responsibility. We will share and solicit input from our suppliers to more effectively promote healthy corporate citizenship.
Legal and Environmental Agency Compliance
Through collaboration with industry peers and suppliers, we will maintain our strong history of compliance with the legal environmental requirements of the U.S. and other countries in which we operate.
Environmental Performance Reporting
Telect will continue to report accurate data concerning our environmental performance.
Conflict Mineral Policy
Telect supports ending the violence and human rights violations related to the mining of particular minerals from a location described as the “Conflict Region,” which is situated in the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries. The US Congress assessed that the DRC violence is being partially financed by the exploitation and trade of “conflict minerals.”
As required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted requirements for reporting and disclosures related to “conflict minerals.” Now, when filing specific reports with the SEC, manufacturers are required to disclose whether the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain “conflict minerals” that are “necessary to the functionality or production” of those products.
The definition of “conflict minerals" refers to gold, tin, tantalum, and tungsten, regardless of where they are sourced, processed, or sold. We understand that the U.S. Secretary of State may designate other minerals in the future.
We support these requirements to further the humanitarian goal of ending violent conflict in the DRC and surrounding countries.
- We will support the aims and objectives of the U.S. legislation on the supply of “conflict minerals.”
- We will not knowingly procure specified metals that originate from facilities in the “Conflict Region” unless they are certified as “conflict free.”
- We will ensure compliance with these requirements and ask our suppliers to undertake reasonable due diligence with their supply chains to ensure that specified metals are being sourced only from:
- Mines and smelters outside the “Conflict Region," or
- Mines and smelters inside the "Conflict Region" that have been certified by an independent third party as “conflict free.”
This due diligence includes having our suppliers provide written evidence documenting that raw materials used to produce gold, tin, tantalum, and tungsten, used in the materials to manufacture components and products supplied to Telect, originate from outside the “Conflict Region,” or, if they originate from within the “Conflict Region,” that the mines or smelters are certified as “conflict free” by an independent third party. The aim is to ensure that only “conflict free” materials and components are used in products that we procure. If we discover the use of these minerals in any material, parts, or components we procure from facilities that are considered to be “non-conflict free,” we will take appropriate actions to transition products to be “conflict free.”
Telect is committed to ethical practices and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. While we do not source these metals directly, they may exist in the materials and components we source. We are therefore committed to working with our customers and supply chain to responsibly source the materials and components we use in manufacturing our customers’ products. To comply with the SEC reporting regulations relating to conflict minerals, Telect requires all suppliers designated as “key suppliers” to complete the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition Conflict Minerals Reporting form, ensuring that they undertake reasonable due diligence within their supply chain to determine the origin of the conflict minerals.
Telect does not directly purchase any of the minerals included in “conflict minerals.” Tracing these materials back to their source is a complicated task, and at this time, because of the involvement of complex and fragmented supply chains, most manufacturers cannot readily provide detailed information regarding the smelters, refiners, or ultimate sources of the minerals used in the manufacturing of printed circuit components and cable assembly components. Similarly, companies such as Telect, which utilize materials and resell products manufactured by other companies, have minimal visibility into the source of the minerals used by these manufacturers. Because of our commitment to provide socially-responsible products, we are committed to gathering data from our supply chain to ensure compliance to the best of our ability.
ISO 14001, ISO 9001, and TL 9000
Telect is committed to responsible manufacturing, with ongoing efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle implemented throughout all facilities.
Telect de Mexico (TdM), in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico, was awarded ISO 14001 certification on January 16, 2013.
see Telect's ISO 14001:2004 certificate
Telect's Plano, Texas; Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; and Liberty Lake, Washington facilities are each ISO 9001 and TL 9000 certified.
see Telect's ISO 9001:2008 / TL 9000-H certificate
The Telect Fiber Center (TFC), Telect's newest manufacturing facility, located in Spokane Valley, Washington, will undergo ISO 9001 and TL 9000 certification in 2013.
Telect's environmental guidelines stem from Telect's strategic emphasis on corporate stewardship— a responsibility to environmental, financial, employee, shareholder, customer, and community health.