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Safeguarding our Global Community

Safeguarding our Global Community

Working Across Borders & Organizations to Safeguard Our Future

Our world is more connected than ever before. We're working with our suppliers to ensure we are serving our communities and protecting our environment, people and natural resources.

  • Securing Knowledge & Information – We are steadfast in our commitment to working with our suppliers to keep sensitive information safe, secure and out of the hands of those who would use it to endanger global security.
  • Supply Chain Sustainability – We work with our suppliers to protect our environment and conserve natural resources because we believe sustainability is a shared responsibility.
  • Protecting People – Our values and ethical culture demands we work with our suppliers to understand and limit the chance that our operations could contribute to the exploitation of our global citizens.

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Supply Chain Sustainability

Supply Chain Sustainability

We work with our suppliers to protect our environment and conserve natural resources because we believe sustainability is a shared responsibility. Suppliers play a pivotal role in multiple goals Raytheon has set for it's sustainability, including:

We're responsive to environmental regulations in the many regions we serve, including the European Union (EU) Directive on Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

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Protecting People

Protecting People

We are committed to ensuring the products and services we source are provided under fair labor practices. As such, we work with our suppliers to limit the chance that our operations could contribute to the exploitation of global citizens.

Human Trafficking

Trafficking in Persons is the third largest criminal activity in the world, after illegal arms and drug sales. Raytheon is fully committed to the policy of the United States, as emphasized by Department of Defense statements, to vigorously attack this worldwide problem. Trafficking in Persons is a violation of human rights; it is cruel and demeaning; it is linked to organized crime; it undermines the Company's effectiveness to support the mission of our customers; and it is entirely incompatible with our Company's core values.

Raytheon will not tolerate employees or Subcontractor employees engaging in conduct which in any way will facilitate Trafficking in Persons.

The Company has a policy in place laying out managers' and employees' responsibilities in this area. Any concerns can be reported through the Ethics anonymous hotline (1-800-423-2010 or e-mail comments-ethics@raytheon.com).

The following are additional resources to report violations:

  • Global Human Trafficking Hotline at: 1-844-888-FREE; and
  • E-mail at: help@befree.org

Conflict Minerals

Raytheon is committed to ethical business conduct and the responsible sourcing of minerals through our global supply chain. In 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued final rules implementing the Conflict Minerals disclosure provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Under these rules, publicly traded companies must report annually on their use of conflict minerals (tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold) from the Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC") or certain adjoining countries.

We work diligently with our global supply chain partners to ensure compliance with SEC regulations. The international supply chain for these minerals is complex and the tracing of them is challenging.

Raytheon is focusing our compliance efforts in the following areas:

  • Tracing Conflict Minerals – Raytheon conducts a Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI) with our supply base using a coordinated, risk based approach. As part of this process, we collect and evaluate supplier responses to an industry established Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT).
  • Validating Conflict-Free Sources – As part of our due diligence process, Raytheon follows the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) framework. As part of that framework, we work with multi-industry consortia to validate responsible sourcing practices. Engagement with a broad coalition of affected industries regarding the complexities of conflict minerals allows us to look at the associated issues more strategically and holistically than as an individual company.
  • Reporting Results – Raytheon participates in the Conflict Free Smelter Initiative and expects our suppliers to utilize independent third party validated smelters. We also engage independent third parties, as appropriate, to review Raytheon‚Äôs conflict minerals approach and processes as well as our final report before it is filed with the SEC.

If you have specific questions or would like additional information, please email conflict_minerals@raytheon.com

Raytheon's SEC Submittal

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