In all that we do, Knowles is in touch with the human aspects of product form, fit and function. Our continuous research and development in such highly user-sensitive fields as hearing aids uniquely qualifies us to assist our customers in the betterment of their products — and consequently, the betterment of the end user experience. Our long-term commitment to the hearing-impaired includes the founding of The Hugh Knowles Center for Clinical and Basic Science in Hearing and Its Disorders, located at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, USA. Knowles is also forward thinking about its civic obligations, and is embracing green initiatives, including the 2004 Draft RoHS Regulations and the Sony Standard SS-00259 Fourth Edition.
Through our steadfast dedication to the betterment of people's lives across the fields of health, business, education, portable communication and entertainment, we are helping our customers create market-winning realities.
It has been the long-standing policy of Knowles to maintain the highest ethical standards in the conduct of Company affairs and in its relationship with customers, suppliers, employees, and the communities in which our operations are located. Knowles maintains standards that are consistent with the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct (EICC). These standards ensure that working conditions are safe, that workers are treated with respect and dignity, and that business operations are environmentally responsible. In addition, Knowles Electronics conducts its global business in accordance with the applicable U.S. laws including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).