HMT LLC (“HMT”) and its affiliated companies is committed to doing business ethically, with integrity and in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and industry standards, and it expects its business partners, including all suppliers of goods and services (collectively, "Suppliers"), to share those values and act accordingly. This Supplier Code of Conduct outlines HMT's expectations, and any failure to comply with these minimum requirements may jeopardize a Supplier's relationship with HMT.



Suppliers of HMT must respect the dignity and human rights of those associated with and impacted by their operations. At a minimum, this commitment requires compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and standards regarding labor rights, employment practices and working conditions.

Human Trafficking and Forced Labor. Suppliers shall employ only those who are legally authorized to work and who choose to do so voluntarily. Slavery, forced or coerced labor, bonded labor, indentured servitude, involuntary prison labor and any other form of exploitation are strictly prohibited. Suppliers’ employees shall not be subject to unreasonable restrictions on movement within the workplace, and Suppliers shall not withhold their employees' identification or travel documents. Suppliers shall not engage in or support any form of human trafficking.

Child Labor. Suppliers shall verify the age of all prospective employees and shall not use child labor in violation of any applicable laws establishing a minimum employment age. In addition, Suppliers shall not employ any person who is less than fifteen years old, unless such employment is undertaken pursuant to an apprenticeship or other program that is expressly authorized by law, is clearly beneficial to the individual and neither improperly interferes with the individual's education nor threatens his or her physical, mental or emotional development.

Wages and Benefits: Suppliers shall fully comply with all applicable labor and employment laws and regulations, including all applicable wage laws, as well as the terms of any collectively bargained agreements. Their employees shall be paid fair and competitive regular and overtime wages that meet or exceed mandatory minimum wages and are appropriate for the type of work being done. Similarly, Suppliers shall provide their employees with all legally mandated benefits.

Hours of Work. No employee of a Supplier shall be required to work excessive hours, and all such employees shall be afforded regular time off of work.

Health and Safety. Suppliers shall provide a clean, safe and secure working environment. All facilities must comply with applicable health and safety laws and regulations. Suppliers shall proactively identify and address workplace hazards and shall provide appropriate health and safety-related training. In addition, Suppliers shall implement emergency preparedness measures and take appropriate steps to protect their employees from violence and threats of violence during work.

Dignity and Respect. Suppliers shall treat all of their employees fairly and with dignity and respect. Corporal punishment, physical or verbal abuse, inhumane treatment and harassment are prohibited. In addition, Suppliers’ employees shall not be subjected to any other abusive, coercive, hostile, insulting, intimidating, offensive, threatening or unwelcome behavior in the workplace. Suppliers shall not discriminate against current or prospective employees on grounds of race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status or any other protected basis. Suppliers shall comply with applicable privacy laws and regulations and reasonably respect the privacy rights of their employees and any other parties with whom they do business.

Freedom of Association: Consistent with applicable laws and regulations, Suppliers shall respect the legal rights of their employees to choose whether or not to join a trade union, workers’ organization or any other similar group and to collectively bargain if they choose to be represented.



Suppliers of HMT must strive to minimize the adverse impact of their operations on the environment.

Safety and Health: Suppliers shall maintain safe and healthy working environments for employees. This commitment includes, among other things, ensuring that facilities are constructed and maintained in accordance with applicable law and that employees are provided with adequate work stations and equipment. Workers should also receive training in product and safety practices, and suppliers shall develop adequate emergency response plans at their facilities.

Permitting and Compliance: Suppliers shall obtain, maintain and adhere to all environmental permits required for their operations. In addition, Suppliers must comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, those relating to management of emissions, hazardous substances, wastewater and solid waste.

Sustainability. Suppliers shall strive to maximize efficiency, reduce waste and conserve the natural resources used in their operations, including water and energy. To the extent possible, Suppliers shall implement active reuse and recycling programs and participate in community efforts to protect and preserve natural resources.



Suppliers of HMT must act with integrity and in accordance with the highest ethical standards. At a minimum, this requires compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and rules, as well as a commitment to strong governance practices and transparency in all business activities.

Anti-Corruption: HMT has a zero tolerance policy with respect to bribery and corruption. Suppliers shall not exercise improper influence or directly or indirectly offer, give or promise money or any other thing of value (including facilitation payments, gifts, meals, entertainment or other business courtesies and benefits, regardless of value) to any individual for an improper purpose. This prohibition applies regardless of whether the recipient is a government official or representative of a private company. Similarly, Suppliers shall not solicit or accept any bribes, kickbacks or other improper payments.
Gifts and Entertainment. Suppliers shall not offer, give, promise, solicit or accept any gifts, meals, entertainment, travel or other business courtesies or benefits unless there is a legitimate business reason for doing so and the situation could not give rise to even an appearance of impropriety. All business courtesies and benefits given and received must be lawful, reasonable and consistent with industry standards.

Conflicts of Interest. When dealing with HMT, Suppliers must remain free of any improper influences that stem from personal, business or other arrangements that could create a conflict of interest. Any potential conflicts must be promptly disclosed to HMT so that appropriate remedial actions can be taken.

Competition and Fair Dealing: Suppliers shall not enter into anti-competitive agreements or otherwise seek to undermine free and fair competition in violation of applicable antitrust and competition laws. All information regarding a Supplier's products and services must be accurate and truthful. Misleading statements intended to gain a competitive advantage and disparaging or untrue statements about competitors are prohibited.

International Trade: When doing business with HMT, Suppliers shall ensure that no transactions directly or indirectly involve parties that are subject to U.S. economic sanctions. In addition, Suppliers shall ensure that any transactions involving items or information subject to export controls are lawful, including by obtaining any required export licenses or other permits. Suppliers shall respect all laws and regulations governing the importation of goods into the United States.

Use of Information and Assets: In some instances, Suppliers will have access to HMT's facilities, equipment, systems, information or other assets. Suppliers shall comply with the terms of any agreements governing the use of such assets and shall take all appropriate steps to protect them from damage, loss, misuse, theft or unauthorized access. In particular, confidential information may only be used for legitimate business purposes and must never be shared with third parties unless specifically authorized by HMT. Suppliers shall not use HMT's logo, trademarks or service marks without written authorization.

Financial Integrity. In accordance with applicable laws and accepted accounting practices, Suppliers shall implement internal controls over financial reporting and maintain accurate and complete books and records that fairly reflect all transactions. All contracts and invoices shall accurately and in reasonable detail describe the goods and services provided to HMT. False, incomplete or misleading business records are unacceptable.

Product. Quality and Performance: Suppliers shall respect all contracts with HMT and deliver goods and services on time and to the agreed-upon specifications. All goods must comply with applicable quality, safety and labeling requirements.



Mandatory Compliance and Scope: Compliance with this Code is a condition of doing business with HMT. Importantly, the minimum requirements set forth herein apply throughout the supply chain. Accordingly, Suppliers shall communicate these requirements to-and require compliance by-their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and any other parties that support their business activities with HMT, such as consultants or subcontractors.

Supplier Compliance Program: Suppliers shall take steps to ensure their compliance with this Code, including by implementing an ethics and compliance program that is reasonably designed to address all relevant topics. Features of such a program may include a management commitment to ethical business practices and compliance with applicable laws and regulations, appropriate policies, procedures and internal controls, training for employees, mechanisms for employees and others to raise concerns without fear of retaliation and processes to address such concerns.

Auditing and Monitoring: HMT reserves the right to take affirmative measures, such as audits or inspections, to monitor compliance with this Code. Such audits or inspections may take place without prior notice to the supplier. Suppliers shall allow the representatives from HMT to have full access to relevant Supplier facilities, documents, records and employees for confidential interviews.

Reporting and Violations: Suppliers shall promptly inform HMT of any violations or suspected violations of this Code and promptly take corrective action to remediate the violation. Reports can be made to [Company Contact].

If any Supplier wishes to anonymously raise a concern regarding potential violations of this Code or other ethics and compliance issues related to business with HMT, they may contact HMT's Ethics Line, which is administered by an independent provider and can be reached in any of the following ways:


Telephone: 855-603-6984

HMT will investigate all reports of misconduct promptly and thoroughly. Any substantiated allegations may result in corrective actions or termination of contract. There will be no retaliation against anyone who makes a good faith report of alleged wrongdoing, even if it is ultimately determined that no violation occurred.

Verification and Remediation: HMT reserves the right to verify compliance with this Code. To that end, Suppliers shall maintain documentation to demonstrate their compliance and provide such documentation and any other relevant information to HMT upon request.

Additional Information: Any questions about this Code or HMT's expectations should be raised to HMT’s compliance department by calling 281-681-7000.

Disclaimer. HMT's Supplier Code of Conduct can be modified, changed or withdrawn by HMT at any time. This Code, or the demonstration of its compliance, does not create any agency relationship or third-party beneficiary rights for the Supplier. Any contract or legal agreement between the Supplier and HMT shall incorporate or make reference to this Code.

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