Working with suppliers

Supplier Code of Conduct

Pitney Bowes is committed to the highest standards of product quality and business integrity in its dealings with Suppliers and ensuring that working conditions in our supply chain are 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 has a Supplier Code of Conduct. We expect our suppliers to apply these 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.

In 2015, we added an Environmental Product Compliance Section in order to ensure suppliers are aware of PB’s requirements. This section stipulates that PBI Suppliers meet Environmental Compliance regulatory requirements such as: REACH, RoHS and WEEE, and Conflict Minerals, etc. Some specific requirements listed include:

  • Supplier will certify that the products it supplies to PBI are manufactured in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and requirements. This includes surveys, data requests, etc.
  • Shall be responsible for all registration and other REACH requirements for chemical products
  • Warrant that any materials returned by PBI will be disposed of, recycled, recovered, or reclaimed and not landfilled
  • Investigate and provide origin information for 3TG metals
  • Shall allow PB to audit a facility or review requested files associated with PB business

Conflict Minerals

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 2016 to try to determine whether any conflict minerals used in our products may have originated in the DRC Covered Countries can be found here.

Transparency in our supply chain

In compliance with the state of California’s Transparency in Supply Chain 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. They also 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.