Celanese is committed to respecting the human rights of others. We prohibit the use of child labor, physical punishment, forced or compulsory labor, as well as any other forms of human abuse. We will not knowingly do business with any individual or company that abuses the rights of others. This policy is part of the Business Conduct Policy (BCP) at Celanese. All employees of Celanese and its subsidiaries, including those with responsibility for supply chain management, are expected to know and abide by all terms of the BCP, including this restriction. Management employees must certify periodically that they have read, understand and are in compliance with our BCP. Celanese has an active system for disclosure and investigations of violations of the BCP. When investigation substantiates a violation of the BCP, an appropriate management team reviews the findings and determines an appropriate response.
Celanese has a formal procurement policy that includes stringent reviews of suppliers’ integrity and compliance. Additionally, Celanese procurement contracts include as a standard term that the supplier has complied with and shall comply with all applicable laws, including those relating to wages, working hours and working conditions, and that the supplier shall promptly certify to such compliance or furnish proof of such compliance upon request. Celanese is currently assessing whether to require its suppliers to conduct self-evaluations and to what extent Celanese may require independent audits of its suppliers. No decision has been made whether to verify future assessments or require unannounced third-party audits of suppliers.