Global Human Rights Policy Statement
Global Human Rights Policy Statement
This policy statement applies to Kennametal’s global operations, including all subsidiaries, affiliates, and joint ventures (the “Company”) and all directors, officers, and employees of the Company.
The Company is committed to respecting fundamental human rights in conducting business around the world. We are committed to treating all persons with dignity and respect, consistent with our core values
Health and Safety
We operate our business in a safe and responsible manner, consistent with all laws and regulations in the countries in which we operate. Our employees are provided with the appropriate training and equipment to conduct their work safely. All employees are empowered to stop work to address unsafe or at-risk conditions.
We respect the communities in which we operate by ensuring our facilities comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations. We take measures to ensure the proper handling and disposal of all waste and hazardous substances. The Company works cooperatively with all government regulatory authorities to comply with all applicable requirements worldwide.
Forced Labor, Human Trafficking and Child Labor
We prohibit the use of forced labor or human trafficking, either directly in our operations or indirectly in our global supply chain, as more fully detailed in our Global Modern Slavery Statement. We comply with all laws and regulations regarding minimum working age; we strictly prohibit any violations of child labor laws. The Company requires its suppliers to comply with the requirements of our Global Modern Slavery Statement.
We believe in the power of diverse talents and capabilities to propel our business. To that end, we are committed to ensuring a fair and equitable workplace, free from harassment and discrimination, where advancement is based on job-related qualifications, accomplishments, and experience.
Fair and Equitable Compensation
We believe in providing fair and competitive compensation to our employees around the world. The Company is committed to equitable payment practices and compliance with all applicable wage laws and regulations.
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
We respect the lawful right of all employees to participate in unions. Where employees are represented by a legally recognized union, the Company is committed to constructively working with the union and bargaining in good faith.
We are committed to sourcing raw materials in compliance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. We have processes in place to verify the source of applicable materials in our supply chain and to ensure that our suppliers abide by our values related to human rights, ethical behavior and environmental responsibility. Furthermore, we have adopted a Conflict Mineral Supply Chain Policy. This Conflict Mineral Supply Chain Policy reinforces our commitment to sourcing materials and components from companies that share our values related to human rights, ethical behavior and environmental responsibility.
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption / Fair Competition
We conduct our global business ethically and in compliance with all applicable anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws. The Company competes solely based on the quality of the products and services we provide. We similarly require our suppliers, sales agents, and distributors to do the same.
A key component of our culture of respect and integrity is providing all employees with safe and open lines of communication to report concerns or potential violations of Company policies. The Company provides all employees and stakeholders access to a third-party managed HelpLine system, which is available 24/7 via telephone or Internet. HelpLine contact information is available at Kennametal.ethicspoint.com. Reports may be made anonymously, where allowed by law. All reports are kept confidential.
Concerns may also be reported directly to any manager or to the Company’s Office of Ethics and Compliance by telephone at +1 412.248.8210 or by email at email@example.com
The Company has a non-retaliation policy that protects employees who in good faith report misconduct from repercussions to their employment.