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This Statement is published on behalf of Flowserve Corporation and its subsidiaries (“Flowserve”). This Statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for the financial year ended December 31, 2016.
Flowserve Corporation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is a leading manufacturer and aftermarket service provider of comprehensive flow control systems. Flowserve’s product portfolio of pumps, valves, seals, automation and aftermarket services supports global infrastructure industries including oil and gas, chemical, power generation (including nuclear, fossil and renewable) and water management, as well as certain general industrial markets. Flowserve conducts operations through three business segments, Engineered Product Division, Industrial Product Division, and Flow Control Division. Flowserve has approximately 18,000 employees globally with operations in over 55 countries.
Flowserve’s supply chain supports its manufacturing facilities and sources raw materials, components and services from across the globe. Flowserve’s suppliers play a critical role in the business, and supplier relationships are based on achieving best performance, product delivery, service, and total cost in an ethical and sustainable manner.
Prohibition on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
Flowserve is committed to conducting its worldwide business operations in a manner that complies with applicable laws and regulations and according to the highest ethical standards. Flowserve prohibits slavery and human trafficking and is committed to taking steps to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our supply chain or business.
Flowserve’s Code of Business Conduct requires all employees to comply with the laws and regulations of all countries in which we operate. Similarly, Flowserve requires each of its suppliers to adhere to a Supplier Code of Business Conduct which requires compliance with all local and country laws and regulations. The Supplier Code of Business Conduct specifically prohibits forced labor, child labor, and human rights abuses. Flowserve contractually reserves the right to terminate any supply chain contract for violation of its Supplier Code of Business Conduct. Likewise, Flowserve’s standard Global Conditions of Purchase require compliance with human trafficking laws. Further, Flowserve requires compensation practices to comply with applicable wage laws, including minimum wage requirements, overtime compensation, and legally mandated benefits. Flowserve also respects the rights of workers to associate freely and seek representation in accordance with local law.
Flowserve has conducted an analysis of its supply chain in order to identify countries and industries most at risk of supplier human trafficking activity and to limit the risk of inadvertently supporting wrongful practices. Flowserve conducts regular audits of its suppliers and potential suppliers to confirm adherence to Flowserve’s Supplier Code of Business Conduct. Flowserve also maintains an Ethics Hotline where ethical concerns or alleged wrongdoing can be reported, including violations of the law, Code of Business Conduct, and/or Flowserve policies. The Ethics Hotline is available globally, with multilingual capabilities, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reports made through the Ethics Hotline are promptly and thoroughly investigated.
Training and Tracking
Flowserve reinforces its ethics and compliance requirements through annual training for all employees. Flowserve also has mandatory employee training that details its commitment to treating employees fairly, respecting human rights, promoting a healthy and safe workplace, and treating employees with respect. Additionally, Flowserve conducts supply chain training on human trafficking laws and the dangers and signs of human trafficking.
During the financial year of 2016, there were no reports or findings of the presence of modern slavery or human trafficking in Flowserve’s business or supply chain. Flowserve will continue to benchmark its standards and audit its approach against regulatory requirements and available guidance.
The Board of Directors of Flowserve Corporation has approved this statement for the financial year ending on December 31, 2016.
Scott Rowe, President and Chief Executive Officer
For and on behalf of Flowserve Corporation and its subsidiaries