June 22, 2018 --
Sustainability is a vital component of our business model that drives responsible, profitable growth to increase shareholder value and deliver mission and economic success to customers, employees and suppliers. Our 2017 Sustainability Report, “The Science of Citizenship,” details how we are making progress toward our Sustainability Management Plan goals and our five core areas:
The Business Integrity and Product Impact sections of the report detail, among other things, our efforts to:
- Support our suppliers to strengthen management and disclosure on ethical, labor, human rights and environmental issues;
- Prevent abusive labor practices and violations of civil liberties in business operations and supply chain in a manner consistent with internationally recognized standards;
- Monitor and manage conflict mineral use, as defined in section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, in our product manufacturing and supply chain; and
- Prevent counterfeit parts from entering the company’s supply chain and potentially affecting product quality, safety and performance.
In our report, we explain how these efforts not only help us become better partners to our suppliers, they also make us a more sustainable company.
As a global defense and aerospace company, our products and technological solutions enable our customers to protect and facilitate resilient and thriving societies. To meet the demands of our government and commercial customers, we rely on our suppliers to help us deliver innovative, scalable solutions to the world’s most complex problems. Addressing global challenges, today and in the future, is our shared opportunity to provide value to society.