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 these two Doing Right topics; click the links below for details.

In 2017, we launched five new sustainability goals. Southwire reports our progress toward these goals for the first time in this report. Our Doing Right goal and 2021 target are:


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

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.


Southwire signed the UN Global Compact in 2017 to strengthen our commitment to a more sustainable future for our company. This initiative is designed to align strategies and drive operational awareness for companies around universal sustainability topics on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption and takes actions that advance societal goals. By becoming a signatory, Southwire joined more than 12,000 participants including governments, NGOs, companies, institutions and association in the world’s leading voluntary corporate citizenship initiative. This gives Southwire the opportunity to share our vision as we support collective endeavors toward global progress. To learn more about our commitment to the Global Compact, click here.