Our responsibilities extend throughout the global supply chain

With a goal of full transparency in our supply chain, we joined the Responsible Business Alliance to further our goals.

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At Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division, we understand the social, environmental and ethical responsibilities of an interconnected global supply chain. To fulfill those responsibilities, we cooperate with our suppliers to be as transparent as possible about sourcing our raw materials. To expand upon the work we have already done in this area and help accomplish new goals, Hexagon joined the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA).

We aim to drive sustainable value across our supply chain and internal operations through RBA standards, policies, risk assessment platforms, audit tools, e-learning and more. Our support of RBA standards is an important step towards reaching Hexagon’s goal of conducting sustainability supplier audits on 100 percent of direct suppliers in risk areas by 2023.

Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division has a history of responsibly sourcing components. We specifically monitor our supply chain for so-called “conflict minerals” — raw materials that directly or indirectly finance armed groups who violate human rights. As part of our due diligence in this area, we use the RMI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) and work with appropriate suppliers to complete CMRT declarations on the way to processing on an annual basis.

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“We recognise our position in the global supply chain comes with more responsibilities than just making sure we have enough components and raw materials to build our own products. We can have a positive impact on the environment and societies around the world by examining our own practices through a lens of sustainability and encouraging our suppliers to do the same.”
— Isabel Murguia, Vice President of Operations