Preventing Abuses in the Supply Chain
We work to maintain an ethical supply chain by working only with business partners who value and honor the rights of people everywhere.
We are led by our purpose, which includes a commitment to respecting and protecting the rights of people across the globe. We believe that properly supporting people is key to a prosperous future. Therefore, we are committed to upholding an ethical and transparent supply chain that is free of child labor, forced labor, slavery and human trafficking.
As a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, we make the connections between human rights and the creation of sustainable value that can benefit society.
We strive to respect and protect human rights throughout our operations and supply chain by:
For further guidance on respecting and protecting human rights, please see our policies on Human Rights & Sustainability, Slavery and Human Trafficking, Supplier Diversity and Conflict Minerals.
Human rights are about more than checking up on our supply chain. They’re about how people deserve to be treated in the workplace, in the marketplace and in our communities.
We recognize the positive impact we can have as a global company. Our commitment in this area is reflected in our Human Rights & Sustainability Policy. This recognizes the many issues that can affect human rights, including:
QUESTION: I recently toured a major supplier’s facilities in a developing country. Some of the workers seemed very young to me. Over two long days, I remember seeing the same faces early in the morning and late in the evening. I know that child labor and working hours violations have been problems in this part of the world. This supplier has a good reputation and assured us that they follow all applicable labor laws. Do I have a responsibility to share my concerns or escalate the matter further?
ANSWER: As a signatory to the UN Global Compact and an advocate for human rights in general, Clarios does not tolerate the employment of children or other labor abuses. If you have any concern that there could be labor or human rights violations at one of our suppliers, you must share your concern with management, Ethics & Compliance Department or the Integrity Helpline so that it can be investigated.