Our suppliers play a critical role in our ability to deliver the quality products and services our customers have come to expect. They help us fulfill our commitment to being a good corporate citizen and to employing sustainable business practices. Working together with our suppliers to ensure socially responsible performance and being good stewards of our environment is a key part of our corporate responsibility efforts.
You can download here the General Dynamics European Land Systems tool kit for suppliers, based in our Code of Conduct, The Blue Book:
General Dynamics European Land Systems' (GDELS) program follows the OECD due diligence guidelines for Responsible Minerals sourcing and requests its supplier to do the same.
GDELS furthermore recognizes the human rights issues that occur when sourcing materials in mines related to tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold and our program seeks to conduct due diligence back to the mine sources and requests our suppliers to do the same.
The GDELS risk assessment will validate sourcing as it relates to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries as well as any Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas CAHRAs designated by the EU Commission.
GDELS, while not an importer into the EU, understands the need for enhanced due diligence and continues to seek year over year improvement to promote transparency in sourcing of Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum and Gold (3TGs).
GDELS expects its suppliers support this effort in gathering upstream source of origin information and share that as it relates to GDELS products.