Supplier Responsibility

Supplier Responsibility

Suppliers are critical partners in Corning’s value chain. We expect our suppliers to follow the same principles and laws that we do regarding fair treatment of workers, providing a safe and healthy work environment, and operating in an environmentally responsible manner.

Corning’s Supplier Code of Conduct and Commitment to Prevention of Human Trafficking

As a global corporation with manufacturing facilities around the world, Corning relies on a vast network of suppliers. To support Corning’s supplier-related compliance efforts, Corning created its Supplier Code of Conduct (the “Supplier Code”), available in thirteen languages, which, among other things, addresses humane labor conditions and clearly states that “Suppliers shall not use forced, bonded (including debt bondage) or indentured labor or involuntary prison labor.” Corning’s Supplier Code is built upon and incorporates many key aspects of the Responsible Business Alliance (“RBA”) Code of Conduct, including those related to non-discrimination, freely chosen employment, forced labor, child labor, humane treatment, working and living conditions, freedom of association, and wages and benefits. Corning’s Supplier Code applies to companies (“Suppliers”) that do business with Corning and requires that Suppliers and their employees comply with the Supplier Code in all aspects of their operations that relate to their business with Corning. Suppliers (as well as their respective employees, subcontractors, and suppliers) are expected to comply with this Code and Corning’s Human Rights Policy in order to comply with their contractual obligations to Corning. Suppliers are required to include provisions equivalent to Corning’s Supplier Code of Conduct and Human Rights Policy in their supply chain agreements and to flow down the same requirements throughout their supply chains. Corning monitors its suppliers to ensure compliance with this Code.

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Statement on Human Trafficking and Slavery in Supply Chains

(Published in Compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chain and United Kingdom Modern Slavery Acts)
Corning is committed to policies and procedures that assure human rights compliance in our operations and in our supply chain. This includes oversight to identify and avoid all types of slavery and human trafficking, including forced labor, child labor, sex trafficking and workplace abuse.

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Global Pandemic Preparedness

In the event of a global pandemic, Corning Incorporated will institute its Global Pandemic Plan. Corning urges all its suppliers to also develop a global pandemic plan. A sound business continuity plan and preparedness plan is prudent management and helps minimize disruption to our supply chain.

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Compliance with Customs Law

Corning Incorporated requires full compliance with U.S. Customs law. Whenever Corning is the U.S. Importer of Record, we enlist the assistance of our foreign suppliers to ensure full compliance. Complete instructions for all suppliers regarding compliance with U.S. import requirements can be found on the Corning Routing Guide page.

Transaction Requirements

Suppliers play an important role to ensure purchase transactions accurately represent contractual requirements, are error free, and facilitate timely payments. Corning’s policies require that all goods and/or services be purchased using an approved Purchase Order or P-Card.

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Payment Options

Corning encourages the use of electronic funds transfer, as part of the enrollment process you can choose to utilize electronic banking or have us send you a check.

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Supplier Training

To promote social responsibility within its supply chain, Corning provides ongoing training to its management leadership and employees, as well as supply chain partners.

Supply Chain Social Responsibility Supplier Training – High risk suppliers are currently being trained on forced labor/slavery and human rights/trafficking as part of our third-party audit program. Beginning in 2020, Corning will expand awareness training on forced labor/slavery and human rights/trafficking to all strategic preferred suppliers to ensure Corning’s supply chains reflect our values and respect human rights.

Information Security Policy and Procedures Summary – This one-pager focuses on our Rules of Engagement, which define suppliers’ responsibilities for protecting Corning restricted information.

Supplier IS Policy and Procedure Summary:

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The selection and onboarding process is the best time to ensure that Corning Values and the values of our suppliers are aligned. As part of the selection process, suppliers are screened to identify potential risks early and ensure that suppliers meet Corning’s standards, including those related to supply chain social responsibility.

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For more information regarding Corning’s supplier policies, procedures, and guidelines, visit the Download Library.

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.

Human Trafficking and Slavery

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

Conflict Minerals Policy

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

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.

Responsible Business Alliance

As a Regular Member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), Corning fully supports the vision and goals of the RBA:

Vision: A coalition of companies driving sustainable value for workers, the environment and business throughout the global supply chain.

Mission: Members, suppliers and stakeholders collaborate to improve working and environmental conditions and business performance through leading standards and practices.

Corning commits to comply to the RBA Code of Conduct in its own operations, progressively implementing the RBA approach and tools in the spirit of the industry’s common goals.