Supply chain management policy

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GKN Aerospace has recently updated its Supply Chain Management Policy to draw attention to the Companies support of the principles of the UK Bribery Act 2010. All suppliers are required to comply with the policy in all aspects. A copy of the policy can be found in the Divisional Purchasing Information section of this supplier portal.

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Disclosure

As a global organisation with manufacturing facilities across the world, GKN Aerospace is reliant upon a vast network of suppliers. In keeping with GKN’s Values and the GKN Code, we invest extensively into selecting suppliers who meet our standards and we require that they adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct. In this way, GKN Aerospace ensures that our suppliers’ operations are conducted with respect for the laws of the regions they serve.

Our Supplier Code of Conduct prohibits the use of slavery or other involuntary labor:

As a supplier to GKN Aerospace, you will:

  • Not use child labour or any form of forced, bonded or involuntary labour.
  • Comply with all applicable labour laws and regulations and internationally accepted standards of workers’ rights.
  • Within the laws, customs and practices of the countries in which you operate, not unreasonably or unlawfully discriminate against any employee or worker, nor engage in actual or threatened physical abuse or discipline, sexual or other harassment, or verbal abuse or intimidation.

As appropriate, GKN Aerospace audits suppliers per our Supply Chain Management Policy. Given the vast number of suppliers selling to GKN Aerospace, and limited amounts sold by some of them, GKN Aerospace does not audit every single supplier. Also, given the nature of GKN Aerospace’s business and the high quality of our suppliers, we do not typically utilize third party auditors or unannounced audits. We do not currently require signed certification by all suppliers.

All GKN Aerospace employees receive training on the GKN Aerospace Code and Values, including mutual respect for the individual, and the responsibilities of our suppliers to adhere to the Supplier Code of Conduct.

GKN Aerospace maintains procedures for employees to report a failure to comply with the GKN Aerospace Code, including a toll-free employee disclosure hotline.

Further information on GKN Aerospace’s commitment to corporate social responsibility is provided on our Sustainability page and our GKN Aerospace Supplier Code of Conduct.