We are committed to promoting social responsibility and human rights across our operations. Our Global Human Rights Policy and Statement on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking define our expectations of employees, supply chain partners and other business partners. With our commitment to being a good citizen in the communities we operate in, our Global Policy on Conflict Minerals is intended to support our commitment to global efforts to end human rights abuses associated with continuing violent conflicts that may be funded through the sale of certain minerals.
We believe that effective and ethical purchasing is a key element to maintaining and enhancing our position as a provider of high-quality test and measurement instruments. Our distribution segment relies on approximately 500 suppliers of brand name and private-labeled equipment. Our Supplier Code of Conduct outlines the expectations and standards for our supplier’s business conduct.