Commitment to Human Rights
Corning believes in the fundamental dignity of the Individual, which is one of our core Values. The very foundation of this Value is respect for the rights, freedoms and standards of treatment to which all people are entitled—human rights. To view Corning's Human Rights Policy please click here.
At Corning, we uphold these rights, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, age or other status. Respect for human rights is practiced the same way we practice our other Values: everyday, as a part of every interaction with each other and those with whom we do business. It is a responsibility we take seriously. The Corporate Relations Committee of our Board of Directors provides oversight on issues related to our human rights policy, risks and responses. The Senior Vice President of Human Resources has internal oversight over employee and contingent worker human rights matters and our Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer oversees the application of the policy to third party suppliers. The Senior Vice President of Human Resources relies upon Corning’s global and regional human resource personnel for day-to-day responsibilities to implement our programs and policies regarding employee and contingent worker human rights matters worldwide. We are committed to maintaining and improving our oversight systems and processes, which include due diligence targeting high-risk locations, supplier audits and compliance oversight within our supply chain, ongoing health and safety audits within our facilities, regular climate surveys that employees can complete anonymously, and a secure code of conduct hotline that any party can access. Our policy is communicated to workers and suppliers, who are expected to act in accordance with our policies as a condition of working for or doing business with Corning.
Corning also supports the advancement of human rights through our global efforts to make the world more connected, to expand technology access, and to promote sustainable technological innovations. We are committed to continuous improvement, valuing the Individual, and being a responsible member of the communities in which we live and work around the globe.