Working with suppliers
Pitney Bowes is committed to the highest standards of product quality and business integrity in its dealings with Suppliers, including requiring that working conditions in our supply chain be safe, that workers are treated with respect and dignity, and that manufacturing processes are environmentally and socially responsible.
To ensure our relationships with Suppliers meet and support these expectations, Pitney Bowes provides its suppliers with a Supplier Code of Conduct. We expect our suppliers to apply the code’s standards to their extended sources of supply engaged in the production of goods and services for Pitney Bowes. Failure on the supplier’s part to comply with the standards and provisions set forth in our Code may impact business relationships with Pitney Bowes.
Section 1502 of the Dodd–Frank Act requires all issuers that file reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission under Sections 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act of 1934 to make certain filings and/or disclosures as to whether any tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold (“conflict minerals”) “necessary to the functionality or production” of the issuer's products originate from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries (the “Covered Countries”). Pitney Bowes’ Form SD and Conflict Minerals Report, in which we disclose the supply chain due diligence we undertook in 2017 to try to determine whether any conflict minerals used in our products may have originated in the DRC Covered Countries, can be downloaded here.
Transparency in our supply chain
California Transparency in Supply Chains Act /UK Modern Day Slavery Act Statements
In compliance with the state of California’s Transparency in Supply Chain Act and the UK Modern Day Slavery Act, Pitney Bowes has disclosed what we require of our suppliers in our efforts to eliminate forced labor and human trafficking in the world’s supply chain. Among other things, our direct suppliers acknowledge and agree to abide by our standards set forth in the Supplier Code of Conduct and contractually agree to give us access to information that would allow us to verify that they are not engaged in trafficking and to extend the Code to all of their extended sources of supply. See our full California Transparency in Supply Chain Act statement here and our UK Modern Day Slavery Act statement here.