To ensure Southwire’s financial health and longevity, we foster our commitment to ethical business practices. Doing Right underpins every aspect of our company. Southwire upholds our obligation to operate responsibly while maintaining our excellent reputation with our customers, suppliers, regulators and the communities that we serve. Through our culture, we expect our employees to live this approach daily.

We report on our management approach and progress for the following Doing Right topics; click the links below for details.

We are proud to report our progress against our 2021 sustainability goal for Doing Right:



Ensure the highest standard of ethical business practices within all our operations
TARGET 2016 BASELINE 2017 progress 2018 progress 
Achieve recognition on Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list by 2021 No ranking Gap analysis completed, and action plans developed

Adoption of Ethics and Compliance Steering Committee Charter appointing steering committee to drive ethics and compliance goals

Refinement of action plans outlining implementation roadmap with quarterly target

Ethisphere provides an independently vetted, objective measurement of corporate social responsibility and business ethics. Benchmarking against the World’s Most Ethical Companies will inspire and inform advancement in Southwire’s business practices. Read how Southwire is working toward this target on our Ethics, Anti-Corruption & Transparency page.

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Southwire maintains our commitment to the principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), an initiative designed to align strategies and drive operational awareness for companies around universal sustainability topics on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. As a signatory, Southwire and more than 12,000 participants in the world’s leading voluntary corporate citizenship initiative commit to reporting our progress toward these 10 principles each year. This gives Southwire the opportunity to share our vision as we support collective endeavors toward global progress. We align our Sustainability Report with the UNGC in our UNGC Index. To learn more about our commitment to the Global Compact, click here.

In addition to our commitment to the UN Global Compact, Southwire has a longstanding commitment to share our management approach and progress annually through sustainability reporting in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative. Please see About this Report for details about this year’s report.