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Supply Chain Transparency

At Dow Corning, people really matter. Our corporation is built on the core value of integrity, and we have instilled a culture of dignity and mutual respect with our employees around the world. This is evidenced by Dow Corning’s recognition as a Great Place to Work, which provides third-party verification of our compliance programs and ethical cultures globally.

We work hard to understand what employees need so we can ensure their safety and well-being while adhering to high moral principles and professional standards. As stated in our Code of Conduct, we are committed to acting responsibly, and we expect our suppliers to follow to the same ethical practices.

The information below outlines Dow Corning’s position on California’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657):

Engages in verification of product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery. The disclosure shall specify if the verification was not conducted by a third party.
Dow Corning’s Supplier Code of Conduct (SCC) (pdf) specifically states that “forced, bonded or indentured labor, involuntary prison labor or child labor is not to be used. All work will be voluntary, and workers should be free to leave upon reasonable notice.”

Conducts audits of suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with company standards for trafficking and slavery in supply chains. The disclosure shall specify if the verification was not an independent, unannounced audit.
Dow Corning’s SCC specifically states that “forced, bonded or indentured labor, involuntary prison labor or child labor is not to be used. All work will be voluntary, and workers should be free to leave upon reasonable notice.”

Dow Corning has more than 10,000 suppliers around the world. We audit significant direct suppliers according to our business requirements. We have begun to evaluate our supply chain for risks of human trafficking and slavery, and have expanded our audits accordingly. We have not typically utilized independent or unannounced audits.

Requires direct suppliers to certify that materials incorporated into the product comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business.
Dow Corning’s Supplier Code of Conduct requires our direct suppliers to adhere with laws regarding slavery and human trafficking. We do not currently require signed certification.

Maintains internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet company standards regarding slavery and trafficking.
It is Dow Corning's objective that cases of ethics and compliance - whether involving a matter of alleged or actual misconduct or a violation of law - be addressed and handled according to a consistent and common process. This process is designed to comply with Dow Corning’s value of integrity and our policy on compliance with laws. We provide a Help Line and Ombudsperson Network to employees and a contact for suppliers around the world to report any questionable treatment of themselves or others.

Provides company employees and management, who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, training on human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within the supply chains of products.
All Dow Corning employees receive regular training on our Code of Conduct and Values, including mutual respect for the individual, and the responsibilities of our suppliers to adhere to the Supplier Code of Conduct.


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