Newport News Responsible Supply Chain Management
“While there is always change in a business as large and diverse as shipbuilding,
one thing that will never change is our commitment to doing business the right
way. Below are the key areas of responsibility we expect of our suppliers.”
Ethics & Integrity
Health & Safety
NNS values its people and expects the same of its suppliers. Worker’s human rights must be maintained. Suppliers must abide by all laws and regulations regarding the treatment and anti-discrimination of their workers. Environment Suppliers must adhere to all applicable environmental laws and regulations. Policies and procedures must be in place to protect the air, water and land at the supplier’s facilities and their community. Suppliers contracted to perform work on NNS premises must follow all NNS Environmental Health and Safety requirements.
Security is paramount in all aspects of doing business with NNS. Suppliers should have processes/programs in place to protect all technical, NOFORN, NNPI, personnel and other sensitive data. When visiting NNS, suppliers must abide by all NNS access requirements.
NNS suppliers must be aware of and adhere to all contractual requirements. Suppliers should flow down all applicable requirements and appropriately monitor their subtier suppliers. Suppliers should meet or exceed all quality requirements of the contract. U.S. Navy ships must perform at the utmost efficiency to enable sailors to do their best.
What can you do?
- Review and understand all NNS Subcontract/Purchase order requirements.
- Abide by all applicable laws and regulations.
- Conduct all business in an ethical manner.
- Ensure all tiers of the supply chain understand contractual responsibilities related to the subcontract/Purchase Order.