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As a private company, Southwire proudly shares our sustainability journey and progress in annual sustainability reports. This current sustainability report covers calendar year 2018 for all information provided, and has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option. Due to Southwire’s reorganization in early 2019, our 2018 Sustainability Report reflects how Southwire is organized today, while the data we report is from 2018.

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Southwire completed our second materiality assessment in early 2018, which informed the content in our 2017 sustainability report. We report on the same set of top topics in this 2018 report. We plan to conduct our next materiality assessment in 2020.

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Data reported in our 2017 sustainability report have been restated where indicated. We use our 2016 data as the baseline for our 2021 operational eco-efficiency and sustainability targets. While our 2017 data were verified by a third party, Southwire did not have our 2018 data verified by a third party. We plan to do so again in 2019 in anticipation of completing the RobecoSAM corporate sustainability assessment.

For convenience, please refer to Southwire’s 2018 performance across all our material topics on our Metrics at a Glance page.

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We published our most recent report, covering calendar year 2017, in August 2018. Since launching our 2017 report, Southwire acquired Garvin Industries and ProBuilt Professional Lighting, LLC. Southwire closed our customer service center in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

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Our GRI Content Index for this 2018 sustainability report is located here. Our UN Global Compact index can be found here.

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If you have any questions or comments about this report, please contact Burt Fealing, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at sustainability@southwire.com.