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Supplier Sustainability

To Howmet Aerospace Suppliers:

As part of our company’s commitment to sustainability, we consider the environmental, social and economic impact when evaluating the total cost of materials and services. We also strive to build relationships with suppliers who behave in a responsible and sustainable manner.

We expect all suppliers, contractors and others with whom we conduct business to follow our Supplier Standards. We also recognize the critical role our suppliers play in helping us achieve our sustainability goals and how we can help them drive sustainability into their own processes and practices.

We measure the sustainability of our key suppliers through our Global Supplier Sustainability Program. Click on any of the component links below for program details.

Click the links below to see program details.

Communicate Expectation Assess Supplier Educate Supplier Monitor Progress

Communicate Expectations

Communicating our expectations to our suppliers is a critical component of our supplier sustainability program. Some of the ways we communicate these expectations include:

  • Supplier Standards document; and
  • Contractual language within our standard terms and conditions.

Supplier Standards

As part of Howmet Aerospace’s continuing commitment to sustainable business practices, we are dedicated to working in partnership with our suppliers to follow our Supplier Standards.

Our Supplier Standards set forth:

  1. Our commitment to environmental, social and economic practices.
  2. Our expectations of suppliers, contractors and others with whom we conduct business (collectively referred to as “Suppliers”) with respect to sound and responsible environmental, social and economic practices.

We recognize that there are different legal and cultural environments in which suppliers operate throughout the world. These standards set forth the minimum requirements that suppliers must meet to do business with us. In order to comply with these requirements, suppliers should communicate the principles of these standards throughout their supply chain.

We expect and trust that you will honor the environmental, social, and economic principles and practices stated in Howmet Aerospace’s Supplier Standards.

Standard Terms and Conditions

In an effort to clearly communicate Howmet Aerospace’s expectations with regards to supplier sustainability, we have added contractual language regarding Supplier Standards to the North American Standard Terms and Conditions.

Assess Supplier

As part of Howmet Aerospace’s continuing commitment to sustainability, we periodically assess our suppliers’ maturity level using a Supplier Sustainability Questionnaire. The intent of the questionnaire is to promote an open and constructive dialogue in an effort to better understand the practices of our suppliers and to identify improvement opportunities. An honest and transparent supplier self-assessment represents a first step toward working with suppliers to improve sustainability throughout the supply chain.

The questionnaire focuses on three areas:

  • Environment
  • Social
  • Economic

To access the content of the questionnaire, please click here.

Suppliers should contact their dedicated Procurement professional for further information or questions concerning the questionnaire.

Educate Supplier

Areas of opportunity are identified through the Supplier Sustainability Questionnaire. Individually, Howmet Aerospace will share with each supplier our perspective of the results and discuss opportunities for improvement.

Monitor Progress

We will periodically reassess our suppliers to evaluate if any changes have occurred that would influence a supplier’s maturity level rating. It is our expectation that a supplier’s maturity level should improve over time. 

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