We at Temper Corporation and Temper Axle Products Corporation, referred to as Temper Companies, believe that respect for human rights is fundamental to our commitment to ethical business conduct.
Temper Companies respects and acknowledges internationally recognized human rights principles. Within our company and throughout our supply chain, we are committed to treating people with dignity and respect.
We work within a chain of business partners and suppliers. We recognize that each entity in this chain has its own independent duty to respect human rights. We expect our business partners and stakeholders to adhere to ethical business conduct consistent with our own.
Consistent with the principles set forth in our Employee Code of Conduct, we prohibit forced labor, child labor, and discrimination.
In fiscal year 2020 we will began requiring supplier compliance with company standards for slavery and human trafficking, health and safety, environment, and business integrity in our supply chain.
Occasionally a supplier has already been audited for another company. If the audit is was undertaken within the past year, we may accept it in lieu of requiring a new audit.
We expect our suppliers to share our commitment to the rule of law and to compliance with the law wherever we operate – including those related to slavery and human trafficking – in every market in which we do business with them. Suppliers certify compliance by accepting our code of conduct in the terms and conditions of each purchase order.
Our facilities and suppliers are held accountable for the results of our responsible sourcing audits by our responsible managers. Our policy is to address all instances of noncompliance with company standards regarding slavery and human trafficking found during audits in a corrective action plan with supporting documentation of the actions taken.
Temper is dedicated to ethical practices by exercising due diligence within our industry to comply with material sourcing. Although not required as a privately owned company, Temper has adopted a policy to comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. We see the importance of this policy to our customers, and to the industry. This act requires U.S. publicly-listed companies to check their supply chains and verify that tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold have not been sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo or its neighbors, take steps to address any risks they find, and to report on their efforts every year to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Temper takes pride in providing quality products to its customers and understands that quality begins where the materials are sourced. As a manufacturer, we work closely with our supply chains to ensure that any products containing materials listed in Section 1502 are not sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo or its adjoining countries.
Our responsible minerals policy has implemented internal and external control procedures to ensure full transparency from the origin of the supply chain all the way to our customers.
Temper and its suppliers are required to:
- Maintain a policy on responsible mineral sourcing that aligns with our customer specific requirements and Section 1502
- Be able to readily present the responsible minerals documentation to all that inquire