In collaboration with our supplier partners around the world, we work to ensure that our supply chain complies with the highest standards for ethical sourcing, responsible labor practices, and environmental stewardship. Together, we’re committed to a program that continually assesses and reduces risk, fosters ongoing improvement, and is respectful of human rights and the environment.

Human Rights

At Corning, we pledge to uphold the highest standards for fundamental human rights and view them as a key component of a socially responsible supply chain. We closely monitor supply chain activity and collaborate with our supplier partners to promote fair, safe, and healthy working environments. See our Human Rights Policy.

Responsible Materials Sourcing

At Corning, corporate social responsibility is a proactive commitment to preserving the trust of our stakeholders. This commitment contributes to sustainable economic and environmental development through all our business activities – how we operate, what we sell, how we give, and how we support our people, the communities in which we operate, and society at large. 

As part of our corporate social responsibility, Corning is committed to the responsible sourcing of minerals – sourcing done in an ethical and sustainable manner that safeguards the human rights of everyone in our global supply chain. Any connection between the materials used in Corning products and armed violence or human rights abuses is unacceptable.   In 2012, in compliance with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Corning adopted a policy and due diligence framework to ensure that  the tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold (also known as 3TG or “conflict minerals”) in our supply chains do not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries. In recognition of growing concerns about child labor and additional human rights violations beyond the scope of Dodd-Frank, Corning has decided starting in 2020 to broaden our vigilance beyond conflict minerals to a wider range of minerals and affected areas, including cobalt and other minerals in our supply chain determined to be from conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRAs). As part of these efforts, we have become members of the Responsible Minerals Initiative, enabling us to expand our industry collaborative efforts through RMI membership and to utilize RMI’s flagship Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) through our supply chain. See our Conflict Minerals Policy.

Supplier Diversity

Diversity is an integral part of Corning’s value system and a critical business initiative. We understand the value a diverse supply chain can bring to innovation and productivity, and we are committed to providing access to all suppliers and to promoting diversity in our supply chain.

One of the main objectives of our supplier diversity initiative is to give diverse businesses an opportunity to participate in our contracting and procurement process. We are also working to increase the amount of quality products and services we obtain directly from diverse suppliers.

Corning actively participates in key organizations such as NGLCC, NMSDC, and WBENC.

Categories of U.S. supplier diversity:


Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE)


Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)


Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE)


Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE)


Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SDVBE)


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)


Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCU)


Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)


Small Business Administration 8(a) Program (SBA8A)


Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SDBE)


Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (VBE)


LGBT-Owned Business Enterprise (LGBTBE)


Privacy Policy

As our supplier network grows, so does our exposure to data and information security risks. Protecting the privacy of personal and business data within our supplier network is a key priority at Corning. Please review our Privacy Policy to learn more about our policies and procedures to manage data privacy risk at Corning and throughout our supply chain.

Health & Safety

Our corporate vision is to deliver an injury-free workplace for every employee, contractor, and business partner. We hold ourselves accountable to stringent health and safety guidelines and expect our supplier partners to do the same.

Suppliers shall minimize the incidence of work-related injury and illness to help achieve a safe and healthy work environment, enhancing the quality of products and services, consistency of productions, worker retention and morale. We also expect that suppliers recognize that ongoing worker input and education is essential to identifying and solving health and safety issues. Learn more from our Health & Safety statement.

Policies & Statements

Policies & Statements

Supplier Code of Conduct

Our supplier code of conduct sets the standard for how Corning and its supplier partners around the world work together to develop and deliver products and services responsibly.

Conflict Minerals Policy

We strive to ensure that our supply chain fulfills our commitment to respect human rights through responsible sourcing practices. 

Human Trafficking and Slavery

Corning is committed to policies and procedures that promote human rights compliance in our operations and in our supply chain. 

Human Rights Policy

At Corning, we pledge to uphold the highest standards for fundamental human rights and view them as a key component of a socially responsible supply chain.


Data Privacy Policy

Protecting the privacy of personal and business data within our supplier network is a key priority at Corning.

Information Security Policy

The purpose of this policy is to minimize the risk of Corning confidential information being lost or stolen through interactions with suppliers, contractors, and consultants.

Grievance Hotline

Suppliers, and other relevant stakeholders, can submit any questions or report any violation or grievance to Corning's confidential and anonymous Code of Conduct Line 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

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