Lubrizol is committed to ensuring that our supply chain reflects Lubrizol's values and respect for human rights and the environment. Lubrizol informs its suppliers that Lubrizol insists on a work environment that is free from illegal discrimination and harassment. We support fundamental human rights for all people and expect our suppliers to do the same. Our suppliers must be committed to a workplace that is free from all forms of human trafficking, forced labor and unlawful child labor in their operations. If we determine there is a need to conduct an audit to confirm a supplier's compliance with this requirement, we expect full and timely cooperation.
In December of 2014 the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs, published a list of products from 74 countries that the Bureau had reason to believe were produced by forced labor or child labor in violation of international standards. Lubrizol has reviewed that list and determined that those products are not in the supply chain for goods manufactured or sold by Lubrizol. In the case of certain minerals that are mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjacent regions, Lubrizol has taken additional steps to ensure that metals it might use are not sourced from that region. Lubrizol conducts training for its supply chain team to ensure that they are aware of Lubrizol's desire to only purchase from suppliers who do not violate human rights through human trafficking, forced labor and unlawful child labor in their operations. Lubrizol intends to remain vigilant in this area and will seek audits of its suppliers where it is warranted.