In July 2017, Southwire became a signatory to the UN Global Compact, demonstrating our commitment to supporting the Ten Principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Further, we commit to making the UN Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture and daily operations of our company.

UNGC Principle Report Links Specific Sections
Human Rights
1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights. Southwire Highlights / Stories
  • Southwire Becomes Signatory to United Nations Global Compact
Sustainable Supply Chain & Procurement Practices
  • Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
  • Supplier Sustainability Program
  • Human Rights Policies
2. Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Sustainable Supply Chain & Procurement Practices
  • Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
  • Supplier Sustainability Program
  • Human Rights Policies
Labour
3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining. Materiality
  • Material Topics
Workplace Safety & Employee Well-Being
  • Collaboration with Unions
4. Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour. Sustainable Supply Chain & Procurement Practices
  • Supplier Sustainability Program
  • Human Rights Policies
5. Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labour. Sustainable Supply Chain & Procurement Practices
  • Supplier Sustainability Program
  • Human Rights Policies
6. Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. Inclusion
  • Policies & Commitments
Environment
7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges. Growing Green
Energy & Air Emissions
Water & Wastewater
Operational Waste
  • Policies
8. Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility. Sustainability Goals
  • 2021 Growing Green Goals
Energy & Air Emissions
  • Energy Management
  • Strategic Sourcing & Logistics
Materials
  • Streamlining Products & Packaging
  • Minimizing Materials with Negative Health Impacts
  • Reusing Materials at End of Life
Water & Wastewater
  • Environmental Management Systems
Operational Waste
  • Materials Minimization
9. Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies. Sustainability Goals
  • 2021 Building Worth Goals
Technology & Innovation
  • Research & Development
  • Customer-Focused Innovation
Anti-Corruption
10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery. Sustainability Goals
  • 2021 Doing Right Goals
Ethics, Anti-Corruption & Transparency
  • 2021 Sustainability Goal & Target
  • Standards of Conduct
  • Training