Global Citizenship

 

 

Global Citizenship.

Human Trafficking and Slavery

Lexmark is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen by striving to assure the fair and equitable treatment of all workers in our supply chain. We have implemented processes that promote safe and ethical working conditions for our employees and those of our suppliers. Our labor practices actively identify, prevent and deter human trafficking and slavery in all its forms, including forced, bonded, indentured labor or involuntary prison labor.

Many governments have enacted laws and regulations to require businesses to disclose their efforts to prevent human trafficking and slavery in their own operations and their supply chain. California’s enactment of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, effective January 1, 2012, represents model legislation to combat human trafficking. Lexmark takes steps to comply with human trafficking and slavery legislation by disclosing our efforts to eradicate human trafficking and slavery in our supply chain.

Lexmark upholds human rights and labor policies and principles through the following efforts:

Our support for these standards and principles is embedded in our Code of Business Conduct, Human Rights Policy and Supplier Code of Conduct. All of our business operations, as well as partner and supplier relationships, are guided by these principles. All employees review and subscribe to the Code of Business Conduct. Processes are in place to identify, monitor, prevent and mitigate human rights abuses. These processes are created to promote accountability and implement remediation when needed.

The Lexmark Ethics Line (1-866-477-2029) is a 24-hour, international toll-free telephone number established to assist Lexmark employees with concerns that something improper has occurred or might be occurring. A third-party provider operates the Ethics Line. Calls are reported to Lexmark for investigation and reviewed by Lexmark senior management.

Employees are free to report, without fear of retaliation, any activity or condition that may violate the policy prohibiting human trafficking to the Global Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-844-888-FREE.