California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Disclosure
As a global corporation with manufacturing facilities around the world, Corning is reliant upon a vast network of suppliers. In keeping with Corning’s Values and Corning’s Corporate Citizenship responsibilities, we invest considerable energy into selecting suppliers who meet our standards and we require that they adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct. In this way, Corning ensures that our suppliers’ operations are conducted with respect for the laws of the regions they serve.
Our Supplier Code of Conduct prohibits the use of slavery or other involuntary labor:
Forced, bonded or indentured labor or involuntary prison labor is not to be used. All work will be voluntary, and workers should be free to leave upon reasonable notice. There is to be no inhumane treatment, including any sexual harassment, sexual abuse, corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion or verbal abuse of workers: nor is there to be the threat of any such treatment. Child labor is not to be used. Workweeks are not to exceed the maximum set by local law.
Corning requires that its suppliers to adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct. In the event of a violation of the Supplier Code of Conduct, Corning reserves the right to either terminate its relationship with the supplier or to work with the supplier to implement corrective action to remedy any non-conformance with the Code.
As appropriate, Corning audits suppliers through the Corning Supplier Management Program. Given the vast number of suppliers selling to Corning, and limited amounts sold by some of them, Corning does not audit every single supplier. Also, given the nature of Corning’s business and the high quality of our suppliers, we do not typically utilize third party auditors to audit suppliers.