Our suppliers play a critical role in our ability to deliver quality products and service to our customers. BWXT is committed to finding and cultivating the best supply partners in the world – those who embrace and demonstrate the highest ethical standards and who will help us meet the time, quality, cost and technical needs of our customers.
BWXT supports supplier diversity initiatives and has in place strong and successful procurement programs that encourage active participation by small or disadvantaged businesses. Our suppliers help us fulfill our commitment to being a good corporate citizen and to employing sustainable business practices. Together, we strive to ensure performance that is both socially and environmentally responsible.
The ultimate goal of all of our supply chain initiatives is to maintain the trust we have earned from our customers and the communities in which we operate. We expect our supply partners to conduct business in a consistent manner to our published Code of Business Conduct.
BWXT Compliance with SEC Conflict Minerals Rules
BWXT is committed to the highest quality in every aspect of its business activity and is also committed to be a responsible corporate citizen. This commitment extends to the responsible sourcing of minerals through our global supply chain and compliance with regulations issued in 2012 by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) requiring publicly traded companies to file annual reports disclosing their use of certain Conflict Minerals in their products. These Conflict Minerals refer to tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold and related derivatives. The SEC rules require registrants to annually report on whether products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain Conflict Minerals sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries (the “DRC Region”) and, if so, whether they are conflict-free, meaning the products do not contain minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups, or are under the control of armed groups, in the DRC region.
We support sourcing components and materials from suppliers that share our values regarding respect for human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility. We comply with the SEC disclosure requirements and work with our suppliers to perform reasonable country of origin inquiries and due diligence in determining the potential for Conflict Minerals in our supply chain and products. In performing these activities, we anticipate that supplier requests could include:
- Completion of a conflict minerals survey.
- Cooperation with us in connection with any reasonable country of origin inquiries and due diligence we perform.
- When we deem necessary, reasonable proof of the due diligence performed by the supplier to support the country of origin certification provided by the supplier.
We expect our suppliers to partner with us in our commitment to compliance and have designed our efforts to align with Conflict Minerals reporting rules.
If you have specific questions or would like additional information, please Contact Us.
To view our Conflict Mineral Policy click here.
To view the Conflict Mineral Supplier FAQ click here.
To view our SEC filings click here.