Sustainability is our foundation
An unwavering focus on safety, integrity, environment
Versum Materials is committed to operating in a socially responsible and ethical manner. Sustainability is the foundation upon which all other aspects of our business is built, and we put sustainability and accountability at the forefront of everything we do. We enable employees and customers to perform more powerfully, without compromising safety, integrity or the environment. We believe sustainability is a good business practice and adds value to our customers, our employees, our communities and our shareholders.
Versum is committed to the following principles in operating our business:
- 100% compliance with all laws and regulations in the countries and regions where we conduct business.
- Continuous improvement in our sustainability performance. We measure performance, set improvement targets and hold management accountable for results.
- Transparency in our sustainability performance. We encourage open dialogue on our sustainability activities.
- Sourcing from companies that share our values around human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility. We expect our suppliers to demonstrate the principles expressed in our Code of Conduct and meet our sustainability expectations, including conflict-free sourcing.
- Ongoing assessment of risk associated with our facilities, processes, products and logistics, and reduction of these risks to their lowest practical level to protect our employees, customers, communities and the environment.
- Alignment of our policies and programs with the EICC Code of Conduct.
Environment, Health & Safety
ISO 14001 CERTIFICATIONS (ENVIRONMENTAL)
OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety
COMMITMENT TO ETHICAL BUSINESS
Human Trafficking and Slavery
Versum Materials is opposed to slavery, human trafficking and the use of forced labor of any kind. We have established policies and processes within our businesses and supply chains in support of this position.
Human rights are embedded in our Code of Conduct, which states that we follow all labor and employment laws in the countries in which we operate, including laws pertaining to child labor and employee rights, such as freedom of association, privacy, and equal opportunity employment.
Our suppliers are also expected to demonstrate the principles expressed in our Code of Conduct in their business dealings with us. We periodically assess and review our suppliers for compliance risks, including for labor and Code of Conduct issues.
Versum Materials is concerned that the trade of Conflict Minerals – tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold (3TG)—mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), or adjoining countries, and other high-risk, conflict-affected areas around the world may be fueling human rights atrocities. As a result, we support the actions of governments and organizations to increase supply chain transparency and enable companies to source conflict-free 3TG. We seek to source any 3TG found in our products from suppliers that do not directly or indirectly finance armed conflict or human rights abuses in the DRC, adjoining countries or other high-risk, conflict-affected areas around the world.
We have evaluated the potential for 3TG to be part of our supply chain, and have reviewed our product lines and identified those that might contain these minerals. We undertake a good faith Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (“RCOI”) for each of our covered products.
We expect our suppliers to commit to strive for conflict-free sourcing. Likewise, we support industry efforts such as the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) to enable companies to source conflict-free 3TG. We apply our policy by following OECD guidelines, investigating our supply chain by engaging with our suppliers and asking them to adhere to and enforce the same standards. We expect our suppliers to engage in due diligence, to identify the source of products and components supplied to us, and seek to source from conflict-free suppliers of 3TG.
Versum will address any concerns about or potential violations of this policy, which can be reported through our Ethics Hotline.
The above information has been provided as required by the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015 and the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010.