Code of Conduct
At LORD, we place integrity and ethical behavior; employee dignity, safety, and well-being; and innovation above all. These values extend into every aspect of how we conduct our business. Accordingly, the LORD Corporation Board of Directors approved a new Code of Conduct in December 2012 to ensure all employees are committed to the highest standards of ethical business practices and integrity.
The Code applies to all employees worldwide and defines the behavior expected in the following areas where ambiguity, doubt, or uncertainty may exist.
- Fair Competition
- Interactions with Customer and Suppliers
- Government Contracting
- Protection of Assets and Information
- Accurate Books and Records
- Conflicts of Interest
- Gifts and Entertainment
- Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery
- Charitable Contributions and Sponsorships
- Political Contributions and Sponsorships
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BUSINESS PARTNER CODE OF CONDUCT
The Business Partner Code of Conduct outlines LORD Corporation’s beliefs and expectations of behavior for all suppliers, vendors, agents, distributors, representatives, consultants, contractors, freight forwarders, and other third parties who act on behalf of LORD Corporation and emphasizes LORD Corporation’s global commitment to conducting business with integrity, high ethical standards, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and avoidance of improper business conduct. The Business Partner Code of Conduct is available here.
GLOBAL TRADE COMPLIANCE ASSURANCE
The GTC Assurance summarizes export requirements and restrictions applicable to LORD products, software, and technology for all suppliers, Vendors, agents, distributors, representatives, consultants, contractors, freight forwarders, and other third parties who act on behalf of LORD Corporation. The GTC Assurance emphasizes LORD Corporation’s global commitment to conducting business in compliance with U.S. and global export/import laws and regulations. The GTC Assurance is available here.
Additional export/import resources are available here.
CALIFORNIA TRANSPARENCY IN SUPPLY CHAINS ACT
At LORD Corporation, our Mission is to transform innovative ideas into long-term value for our customers, employees, and shareholders. Our nearly 90 years in business has depended on our ability to innovate and our commitment to operating with complete integrity. Our people and the communities where we operate are the bedrock of our innovation, and the reason why our vision of corporate sustainability starts with the company's core values.
Accordingly, LORD is committed to compliance with legal standards applicable to our business worldwide, and demands similar commitments from our suppliers, distributors and strategic partners. We operate with complete integrity with respect to our interactions with employees, suppliers, collaborators and customers, and expect the same of these partners.
The 2010 California Transparency in Supply Chains Act requires manufacturers to make disclosures regarding the risks of human trafficking and slavery in their supply chains. LORD annually communicates to all of our suppliers our commitment to ethical and legal standards and our prohibition on forced labor. However, LORD does not conduct the specific verification, audit, and related actions described in Section 1714.43(c)(1)-(5) of the Civil Code.