We foster a culture guided by ethical values. We will not forget to live up to those values, even when it might be difficult. And when we make mistakes, we will be transparent and responsive.

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.


In 2016, we developed five new sustainability goals. Southwire will begin to report our progress toward these goals in our 2017 Sustainability Report. Our Doing Right goal and 2021 target are:


Ensure the highest standard of ethical business practices within all our operations.
  • Achieve recognition on Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list by 2021.

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.

Sustainability Scorecard

In 2016, we retired the sustainability goals listed below.

Goals 2016 Baseline
Assure the accuracy and integrity of financial, environmental and safety management systems by completing annual third-party financial audits and environmental, health and safety audits every two years. Complete Annual
Implement on-line Code of Ethics training and conduct an employee survey annually for 100% of the employee population by YE 2015. Complete Annual
Develop Southwire Code of Conduct policy for suppliers and contractors by YE 2015. Complete None
Develop and deploy Human Trafficking and Conflict Minerals Policies by YE 2015. Complete None