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MESSAGE

FROM OUR CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

As a family-owned business and a market leader, Southwire Company is committed to enriching the quality of life for our suppliers, customers, communities, and each other through building worth, growing green, living well, giving back, and doing right. Supplier diversity is a natural extension to this fundamental belief. Our Supplier Diversity Program is designed to ensure that: • Qualified small businesses and businesses owned and operated by minorities, females, and veterans are identified and included in our strategic sourcing and procurement processes; • Opportunities to foster the development and advancement of diverse businesses are identified and implemented, when and where practical. As with our products and technology, our plan is to lead our industry in the area of supplier diversity by implementing a wide range of initiatives and to develop the appropriate performance indicators to measure and ensure our progress. We believe supporting and developing a diverse supply base will benefit Southwire and allow these firms to participate in our success while also contributing to the economic growth and vitality of their employees, suppliers, and the communities where they operate.

Stu

Thorn

Stu Thorn President & CEO


OUR COMPANY

DOING BUSINESS WITH US

With thousands of employees across the country, Southwire Company is North America’s leading producer of electrical and energy cable and rod and is a technology leader in the wire and cable industry. Headquartered in Carrollton, Georgia, the company holds more than 240 patents in 40 countries and is a leading researcher in the development of high-temperature superconducting power cables.

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Backed by a network of manufacturing facilities and distribution centers stretching from coast to coast, Southwire operates with the proven philosophy of providing the top quality products in the industry, backed by the best service available. For more information on Southwire, please go to www.southwire.com.


OUR SUPPLY CHAIN ORGANIZATION

DOING BUSINESS WITH US

We are constantly seeking new ways to reduce our procurement costs and improve performance of our supply chain while promoting quality.

In our continual efforts to reduce costs to our valued-

customers, Southwire sources many of our raw materials directly from the manufacturer to take advantage of our purchasing volumes, the type of raw material, and/or customer-directed specifications. The responsibility for negotiating and contracting for goods and services resides with our Strategic Sourcing Department. Southwire encourages diverse suppliers to complete our supplier registration

$3 BILLION

process to be pre-qualified for future procurement opportunities.

OUR BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY

To procure goods and services from the bestqualified suppliers and contractors that offer the lowest total cost of ownership.

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WHAT WE LOOK FOR TECHNOLOGY SERVICE COST SAV. QUALITY

DOING BUSINESS WITH US

Southwire evaluates supplier offerings based on total cost of ownership. While unit price is a major factor, it is not the only factor we consider.

WHEN SELECTING SUPPLY PARTNERS, WE LOOK AT A VARIETY OF FACTORS INCLUDING:

QUALITY

TECHNOLOGY

COST SAVING

SERVICE

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OUR VISION

HOW WE ARE DELIVERING POWER RESPONSIBLY

CULTIVATION Promoting diversity that adds quality and helps proven suppliers grow their businesses.

CITIZENSHIP Being a good corporate citizen and improving the economies of the communities we do business in.

COMPLIANCE Adhering to all regulatory guidelines and meeting our spend goals with a pool of certified, high quality suppliers.

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE Increasing capacity and competitiveness of diverse suppliers to lower the corporation’s supplier costs and increase its efficiency and profitability.


POLICY STATEMENT ON SUPPLIER DIVERSITY It is the policy of Southwire to procure goods and services from the bestqualified suppliers and contractors.

To the maximum extent possible, Southwire will

We recognize the importance that all businesses have

annual performance goals, maintaining outreach,

equal opportunity and access to participate in our

increasing competitive business opportunities, and

procurement opportunities.

requiring Supplier Diversity Performance Plans from

Through our Supplier Diversity Program, we support the development, utilization, and growth of diverse businesses that are small, HUB zone, woman-, minority-, and veterans- owned and operated.

provide these diverse businesses with opportunities to participate as suppliers of goods and services to Southwire. We will accomplish this by establishing

our key majority suppliers. Every employee, who is delegated the responsibility to directly or indirectly commit the expenditure of company funds for the purchase of goods and services, shall encourage meaningful participation of diverse suppliers.


Brittney White 770-832-5308 office 770-838-6098 fax

Chris Lastname 770-832-5308 office 770-838-6098 fax

One Southwire Drive Carrollton, GA 30119 USA /southwire @southwire www.southwire.com

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