Corning takes steps to evaluate, assess, and verify potential risks in our supply chain through our supplier selection, onboarding, and ongoing management processes. Corning uses these processes to ensure that our supply base meets and exceeds internal and external customer expectations relative to performance, social responsibility, and risk management.
The selection and onboarding process is the best time to ensure that Corning Values and the values of our suppliers are aligned. As part of the selection process, suppliers are screened to identify potential risks early and ensure that suppliers meet Corning’s standards, including those related to supply chain responsibility.
In 2015, Corning established a single standard global process for supplier onboarding. As part of this centralized process, new suppliers must be approved by supply management professionals. One of the many benefits of this centralized process has been a decrease in the total number of suppliers added to our supplier base, which has allowed for more robust oversight of new suppliers. Additionally, Corning continues to improve existing processes and implement new ones to ensure a socially responsible supply chain.