Human Rights

Human Rights Policy

Howmet Aerospace is committed to promoting human rights in the communities in which we operate. In furtherance of this commitment, Howmet has implemented this Human Rights Policy which establishes its policies and procedures within our business and throughout our supply chain to protect human rights.

This Policy is guided by the international human rights principles encompassed by the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the principles concerning fundamental rights set out in the International Labour Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. It applies to all of Howmet Aerospace, including but not limited to its subsidiaries, affiliates, and employees. Howmet also expects all suppliers to adhere to the principles outlined in this Policy.

Guiding Principles
Howmet Aerospace’s Human Rights Policy comprises the following six principles.  

Children and Young Workers
As a fundamental principle, we do not employ children or support the use of child labor. We do encourage the creation of educational, training or apprenticeship programs tied to formal education for young people.

Freedom of Engagement
We believe that people should work because they want or need to, not because they are forced to do so. We prohibit the use of prison labor, forcibly indentured labor, bonded labor, slavery, or servitude.

Equality of Opportunity
We recognize, respect, and embrace the cultural differences found in the worldwide marketplace. Our workplace is a meritocracy where our goal is to attract, develop, promote, and retain the best people from all cultures and segments of the population, based on ability. We have zero tolerance for discrimination or harassment of any kind.

We ensure that compensation meets or exceeds the legal minimums and is competitive with industry standards. Our compensation philosophy is clearly communicated to employees and is in full compliance with all applicable laws.

Freedom of Association
We recognize and respect the freedom of individual Howmet Aerospace employees to join, or refrain from joining, legally authorized associations or organizations.

Relationships with Indigenous People
Within the framework of our Values, we respect the cultures, customs and values of the people in communities where we operate and take into account their needs, concerns, and aspirations.

Supplier Standards

Howmet Aerospace requires our suppliers to comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, orders, conventions, ordinances, and standards. In connection with this requirement, all suppliers must adhere to Howmet Aerospace’s Supplier Code of Conduct which set forth the sustainable ethical and business practices required to do business with us.

Speak-Up Culture

Howmet strives to create an environment which empowers employees and stakeholders to ask questions and raise concerns relating to Howmet’s policies, procedures, and compliance with applicable laws. Employees and stakeholders may use Howmet’s Integrity Line [url:] to report any suspected violations of this Policy.

In addition, employees are encouraged to contact anyone in our Integrity Help Chain to report concerns:

  • Supervisors or team leaders
  • Human Resources Department
  • Ethics and Compliance
  • Legal Department
  • Subject matter experts (e.g., Corporate Finance, Audit, Procurement, Security)

Any form of retaliation against employees who raise concerns under this Policy is strictly prohibited.

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