Product Responsibility

Product Responsibility

SUPPLY CHAIN: At KapStone, we believe that keeping a competitive edge means aligning ourselves with suppliers who provide exemplary services to their customers. We engage a procurement process that supports competitive sourcing and allows us to adjust our approach based on supply market dynamics and market competitiveness.

KapStone Procurement Process: In 2015, we had approximately 2,800 suppliers ranging in size from large corporations to small, independent proprietors. Ninety percent of our suppliers are U.S.-based companies and most are located regionally near our manufacturing facilities. Our suppliers include manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers (OEM), distributors, resellers, publishers, wholesalers, licensees, lessors, consultants, contractors and agencies. For the reporting period, there were no significant changes in our supply chain process.

It is essential to our business that our suppliers operate under the highest ethical and legal standards and maintain a reputation for honesty, integrity, and lawful conduct. KapStone and all of our facilities comply with all national and state employment laws and we expect our suppliers to do the same. While we have no formal verification process to evaluate and address the risks of human trafficking, slavery or use of child labor in suppliers’ supply chain, we do stipulate that all must comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct and Business Ethics, which requires suppliers to adhere to applicable laws concerning these illegal employment practices.

"In 2015, we had approximately 2,800 suppliers ranging in size from large corporations to small, independent proprietors. Ninety percent of our suppliers are U.S.-based companies and most are located regionally near our manufacturing facilities."

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