Sustainability

 

Doing Right

We foster a culture guided by the ethics of mutual respect, integrity and honesty. At Southwire, we are committed to supporting those values in every aspect of our business and working lives, and we promise transparency and responsiveness when challenges arise.

Southwire is seeking to ensure the highest standard of ethical business practices within all of our operations. Specifically, we have set a goal to achieve recognition on Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list by 2025.
Upholding our values means fostering our commitment and obligation to ethical business in everything we do. As a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), Southwire fully supports Principle 10 – Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

In 2020, we made terrific progress in enhancing our Ethics and Compliance program, which included a new Code of Business Conduct and new compliance policies, trainings on critical compliance topics, and enhancements to our investigation program, third-party helpline and third-party due diligence program. An enterprise-wide employee Ethical Culture Survey deployed in 2020 also provided valuable information for targeting resources and raising awareness of the Ethics and Compliance program.
We also recognize that Doing Right includes supporting supplier diversity as an important aspect of a sustainable supply chain. Our Supplier Diversity program ensures that Southwire identifies qualified small businesses including those owned and operated by minorities, females or veterans; and provides opportunities to foster the development and advancement of diverse businesses, when and where practical. Through these efforts, Southwire added 67 new small or diverse businesses to the list of approved suppliers in 2020.
*Due to changes related to COVID-19, Southwire’s total spend – including spend on small and diverse suppliers – decreased in 2020

Related Resources

Code of Business Conduct

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Supplier Code of Business Conduct

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Human Trafficking Policy

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Conflict Minerals Policy

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ISO 9001 Certificate

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Regulatory Actions

Regulatory Actions

Doing Right Connection

Doing Right Connection

Ethics and Compliance Program Charter

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Sustainability News

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In April, Southwire recognized Celebrate Diversity Month, which was established in 2004 to celebrate other cultures, experiences, backgrounds and perspectives, by providing the company with resources and opportunities to learn more about diversity.

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Southwire Canada Receives Great Place to Work® Recertification

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Southwire Canada is pleased to announce that it has been named as a Great Place to Work® (GPTW) Certified™ organization for the second year in a row.

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Southwire Receives Eight Safety Awards through Georgia Association of Manufacturing

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Southwire is pleased to announce that eight of its facilities received a 2021 Safety Performance Contest Award from the Georgia Association of Manufacturers \(GAM\).

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Southwire Signs Offsite Renewable Agreement with Alabama Power to Support Solar Energy

March 07, 2022

In support of its Carbon Zero goal, Southwire has signed a 10-year contract to participate in Alabama Power’s Renewable Subscription Program (RSP), reducing the company’s enterprise-wide carbon footprint from its operations by approximately 3%.

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Southwire Canada Implements New Sustainable Lighting

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In support of the company’s commitment to be a leader in corporate sustainability, Southwire Canada recently implemented LED lighting at its Toronto Customer Service Center (CSC).

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Southwire Launches Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Website

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To further Southwire's mission to build a culture that recognizes and celebrates the value of diverse backgrounds, equity in opportunity and inclusivity in action, the company is pleased to announce the launch of its new DEI website.

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Southwire Improves Score on S&P Global Ratings for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Evaluation

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In an effort to drive improvement in the company’s sustainability performance, Southwire retained S&P Global Ratings to provide an independent, forward-looking re-evaluation of the company’s ESG performance.

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Southwire Enters into Partnership with the Copper Mark

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Supporting the company’s intent to be a leader in corporate sustainability, Southwire is committing to be a partner of the Copper Mark, a sustainability initiative and designation for businesses in the copper value chain.

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