Product Stewardship and Supply Chain
ITT is committed to minimizing the impact our products have on their users and on the environment. We are developing more energy-efficient products and are focused on reducing the use of toxic chemicals and heavy metals from some products. At the same time, we strive to maintain equipment for the long term, where possible repairing or updating it rather than replacing it.
The ITT product safety program ensures that engineers and designers consider safety early in the product development process, both from a manufacturing and product usage standpoint. Product safety review boards are active at our design centers worldwide.
Responsible Product Distribution
ITT ships products to customers around the world, and we work to ensure that we are doing so in efficient and ecologically responsible ways. In the United States, we partner with EPA-certified SmartWay℠ carriers who use strategies such as no-idling policies and a combination of truck and rail to ship goods.
Our responsibility doesn't end when our products leave the plant. We strive to service our equipment to maximize their life cycles and continually look for new ways to recycle materials.
ITT maintains a Supplier Expectations Document clearly outlining what we expect from all of our commercial suppliers. Suppliers are expected to adhere to our Code of Conduct, and comply with all laws and regulations governing their specific businesses.
California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Disclosure Statement
As a manufacturer doing business in the State of California, the following is ITT Corporation's disclosure as required by the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010.
ITT expects that its suppliers will conduct themselves in a fair and open manner, consistent with applicable laws and regulations, our Code of Conduct, our Human Rights Policy, our contractual agreements, and our Supplier Expectations Guidelines. Together we strive to "do the right thing always" with respect to business conduct, ethics and corporate citizenship.
- ITT does not currently conduct third party verification of its supply chain to evaluate and address the risks of human trafficking and slavery.
- ITT does not currently conduct supplier audits to specifically evaluate compliance with company standards on human trafficking and slavery.
- ITT expects its suppliers to comply with the laws in the countries where they are doing business. ITT does not currently require supplier certification that specifically addresses slavery and human rights.
- ITT maintains accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet legal requirements and company standards. ITT's Ethics and Compliance organization has an externally available helpline and web line for reporting concerns of any kind, as well as an ombudsman program that promotes reporting potential of violations of law and company policy. Every report of potential misconduct is investigated, and outcomes are reported to ITT management.
- In 2012, ITT provided training on slavery and human trafficking to company employees and managers who have direct responsibility for supply chain management.