MATERION HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY
We believe that supporting and protecting the well-being of our employees, customers and communities is essential. Materion’s Human Rights Policy (“Policy”) refers to our responsibility and commitment to comply with all applicable laws and standards, related to labor practices and human rights, wherever we operate.
This Policy applies to all employees, officers and directors of Materion Corporation and its operations, subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. Likewise, agents, consultants, suppliers, vendors, business partners and any other individuals or entities doing business on behalf of Materion must also comply with this Policy.
We respect the human rights of every individual. We ensure that our working conditions are in compliance with all applicable laws and internationally recognized labor standards. Materion complies with all applicable laws relating to working hours, wages, other workplace standards, child labor, involuntary servitude and human trafficking. We also respect international human rights principles aimed at promoting and protecting human rights, including the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Our Materion Code of Conduct provides additional detail regarding our principles, commitments and responsibilities to each other, our customers, our shareholders and the communities in which we operate.
We also expect our suppliers, vendors and other business partners to share our respect for, and commitment to, human rights and to conduct their business activities in compliance with our Supplier Code of Conduct.
Child and Forced Labor
We strictly prohibit the use of child or forced labor, including modern forms of slavery and human trafficking in all of our global operations or facilities. Materion also prohibits any form of child or forced labor in our supply chain. Materion suppliers are required to comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding child and forced labor and slavery and human trafficking.
Fair Labor Practices
We respect our employee’s rights to freedom of association and assembly. We comply with rules regulating the employer-employee relationship, including laws relating to codetermination and works councils. We believe in providing fair and equitable wages and, at a minimum, will adhere to all applicable wage, work hours, overtime and benefits laws and to the terms of applicable collective bargaining agreements.
Diversity and Inclusion
We value diversity and inclusion in the workplace and prohibit all forms of harassment. We are committed to promoting and maintaining a culture of equal treatment and opportunity, regardless of ethnic or racial status, color, nationality, ancestral origin, religion, class, gender, age, disability or veteran status, physical characteristics or appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, union membership, or political affiliation.
Ensuring the health and safety of our employees, contractors, customers, and the public is one of our core values. We conduct our business in a safe manner and comply with all applicable health and safety laws and regulations. Our commitment to working in a safe and healthy environment is further described in our Environmental Health and Safety Policy and Principles.
COMPLIANCE WITH THIS POLICY
Compliance with this Policy is mandatory and is vital to the business interests of Materion. Annual training is provided to employees on the Materion Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct training addresses respect for, and compliance with, the human rights concerns contained within this Policy. Employees are responsible for reporting suspected violations of this Policy. Employees have a number of resources available to make a report, including anonymous reporting through our Materion Ethics & Integrity Hotline. Our anonymous reporting systems are available 24 hours, 7 days a week and are managed by an independent third party. Materion has a zero-tolerance policy for retaliation. Any employee found to have engaged in retaliatory acts will be subject to disciplinary action, which may include termination of employment.