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Human Rights / Supply Chain

Human Rights

Respect for human rights and responsible corporate citizenship are fundamental BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) principles. We value the human rights of others and expressly prohibit participation in activities that violate those rights - including human trafficking and the use of child, slave or forced labor - while fulfilling BWXT contracts or other work-related activities. BWXT upholds all applicable laws in the locations where we operate. We hold all who work for, or on behalf of, our Company to this standard. Our employees and suppliers are expected to conduct business with integrity and not to engage in or facilitate any illegal or unethical conduct. Download the Human Rights Policy here.

Supply Chain

Our suppliers play a critical role in our ability to deliver quality products and services to our customers. We are committed to finding and cultivating the best supply partners in the world – those who embrace and demonstrate high ethical standards and who will help us meet the scheduling, 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 Code of Business Conduct

Conflict Minerals

We are committed to the responsible sourcing of minerals through our global supply chain and to remaining in compliance with regulations issued in 2012 by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) that require publicly-traded companies to file annual reports disclosing their use of certain Conflict Minerals in their products. 

The term “Conflict Minerals” refers to tin, tungsten, tantalum, gold and related derivatives. The SEC requires 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. We have designed our due diligence procedures to conform, in all material respects, with the due diligence framework presented by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. In performing these activities, supplier requests may include:

  • Completion of a conflict minerals survey.
  • Cooperation with us in connection with any reasonable country-of-origin inquiries and due diligence we perform.
  • Reasonable proof of the due diligence performed by the supplier to support the country-of-origin certification provided by the supplier, as we deem necessary.

We expect our suppliers to partner with us in our commitment to compliance, and we 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.