Social Responsibility

Our Mission

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At Simpson Strong-Tie, we believe in doing what's right for our people, customers and community. As the trusted brand and manufacturer for construction solutions, we thrive on helping customers solve problems every day. We are all committed to bringing added value and to exceeding expectations with our "No Equal" performance.

Since 1956 we have designed, tested and manufactured safe, strong and innovative products for the construction industry. We acquire materials from suppliers around the world. Our finished products are used in residential and commercial construction, as well as infrastructure and industrial applications.

We design and test products to improve the performance and integrity of the structures they are installed in. This improved performance makes the structures more sustainable and often helps to save lives in natural disasters.
 

Quality Programs

We conduct safety audits at our manufacturing facilities around the world. These audits assist our plant, warehouse and test lab management in understanding their health and safety requirements, and focus on implementing systems to continually improve in these areas. Out facilities have varying processes, depending upon the regulations in that country and the programs they have put in place.

Recycling

Our facilities recycle many of the materials they use to reduce our impact on the environment.

  • Steel
  • Cardboard
  • Paper

Obsolete product literature and office paper waste is recycled, and company records are recycled annually as allowed by law. Our sales representatives use electronic devices in the field, reducing the need to carry printed literature. Our literature is also available online. Some of our facilities use eFax and eBilling solutions to reduce their paper consumption.

  • Wood Pallets

Used to store or deliver materials are returned to our vendors for repair or parts, or repaired and recycled.

  • Plastic Bottles
  • Cans and Glass
  • E-Waste

Computers and accessories, monitors and cell phones are data-cleansed before being sent for recycling. Printer ink cartridges are recycled at many branches using vendor-administered recycling programs.

  • Water

We recycle the small amount of water we use when we manufacture steel products.

  • Oils
  • Coolants
  • Stretch-wrap
  • Batteries

​Recycling at our Manufacturing Facilities

Manufacturing Plant Steel Cardboard Paper Pallets Plastic Bottles
Tamworth, UK Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Addison, USA N/A Yes Yes Yes  
Baltimore, USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Boulstrup, Denmark Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cardet, France N/A   Yes Yes Yes
Columbus, USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Edenton, USA Yes        
Elvas, Portugal N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gallatin, USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Malbork, Poland N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes
Maple Ridge, USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
McKinney, USA Yes Yes Yes    
Riverside, USA Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Seewen, Switzerland N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes
St Gemme la Plaine, France Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Stockton, USA Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Zhangjiagang, PRC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Policy

We expect that all of our employees, officers and directors will treat each other, our customers and our suppliers with goodwill, trust and respect. As a company we value honesty, high ethical standards and compliance with laws, rules and regulations.


Sales Terms and Conditions

Supply Chain Disclosure

We aim to ensure that everything we make or purchase is produced consistently with local law and our code of Business Conduct and Ethics.

Suppliers doing business with us should be committed to providing a healthy and safe worling environment, where workers are free from discrimination and intimidation; respecting both human rights and the environment. We seek to build and maintain long-term, mutually profitable and ethical supplier relationships.

We recognise that the extract and harvesting of some raw materials can have significant social and economic impact - both positive and negative, and we endeavour to identify and limit the materials in our supply chain that pose negative implications. In particular we are concerned with materials that come from regions of the world in conflict. We intend to inform our suppliers of our concerns in this area and ask them to work to provide us only materials that have been procured though a validated supply chain, so as to ensure that they have not, at any point, financed conflict.

Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

The document link below has been published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It sets out the steps taken by Simpson Strong-Tie. Int. Inc. during the year ending 31st December 2016 to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in its business supply chains.