Milliken Global Sourcing, Logistics, and Transportation is committed to treating our suppliers, customers, communities, and the environment with the highest level of integrity and respect. That commitment is reflected in our strong supply chain relationships, high-quality products, employee welfare, diversity and inclusion efforts, community reputation, and sustainability efforts including minimal environmental impact. As a socially responsible family of companies, we believe that our supplier partners should share this commitment.
Milliken is very proud of its own internal Code of Conduct, and we require that all of our employees reconfirm their compliance with our Code on an annual basis. Similarly, we expect our suppliers to uphold the ethical business principles of our Supplier Code of Conduct and the highest, applicable international standards.
Our Supplier Code of Conduct prohibits child, forced or involuntary labor of any type (including forced, bonded, indentured or involuntary prison labor). Employment must be voluntary. Milliken reserves the right to terminate its relationship with any supplier who refuses to comply with the ethical principles of our Supplier Code of Conduct. As part of our Global Sourcing process, Milliken evaluates our supply chain for risk, including human rights and labor risks such as child, forced or involuntary labor. As appropriate, Milliken may audit our suppliers. Given the nature of Milliken’s business and the high quality of our suppliers, we do not typically utilize third party auditors to audit suppliers. Milliken’s third-party, anonymous (if allowed by the laws of the caller’s country) Alert Line hotline is available to all Milliken employees as well as our suppliers. All are encouraged to report any violation of the Supplier Code of Conduct to Milliken’s management or via the Alert Line.