NCI is deeply committed to the communities where we live and work. We aim to actively engage and initiate positive change through a variety of initiatives and outreach programs at each of our 40+ sites.
Among the many amazing charitable organizations NCI supports throughout the year are the SEAL Legacy Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project. NCI also holds regular blood drives, breast cancer awareness initiatives, and the annual Caring Is Sharing Christmas Gift Drive.
Employee Health & Safety
"Safety 24/7/365—Personal Responsibility, Constant Focus, and Zero Compromise."
At NCI, ensuring the safety and health of our employees is our number one priority. Every day, we strive to provide a work environment that is 100% free of hazards and demand adherence to safe work practices at all times.
Our mission is to eliminate incidents and injuries by developing a positive culture of safety through ongoing training, interactive programs, and enhanced risk management oversight. These initiatives include:
- Initial safety training upon hire. Monthly and annual training sessions are conducted for many positions to ensure that employees remain up-to-date and knowledgeable in their specific work areas.
- Ongoing behavior-based safety programs, which provide a forum for co-workers to interact over the course of the day and provide feedback to their teams. Daily "tool box" meetings allow employees to share and discuss everyday safety practices.
- Hands-on and webcast training sessions with members of the NCI Safety and Risk Team to help individual locations develop strong safety culture and habits.
Our Safety Promise: To continuously promote and maintain a safe work environment for our employees, customers, vendors, and visitors, and to create a focus on safety and health beyond the workplace—with our families and one another, in everything that we do. To achieve this, we must:
- Create a positive safety culture by providing education, training, equipment, and oversight to achieve and sustain zero incidents and injuries.
- Communicate a personal commitment to safety in all of our actions, both what we demonstrate personally and tolerate publicly.
- Empower all employees to actively engage others in safety conversations to enforce the principle that all incidents and injuries are preventable.
- Believe in safety for ourselves, our family, and our co-workers.
Conflict Minerals Sourcing Policy
Many industries rely upon certain minerals that are mined in the area of Africa described as the “Conflict Region,” which includes the Democratic Republic of the Congo and surrounding countries to produce their products. These minerals include tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold. Some of these minerals are mined and sold under the control of armed groups that engage in violent conflict and commit human rights abuses.
In sourcing materials from vendors, it is the policy of NCI Building Systems, Inc. to avoid the use of conflict minerals originating from the Conflict Region, unless those minerals have been sourced responsibly. NCI’s suppliers acquire and use minerals from multiple sources worldwide. As part of NCI’s commitment to corporate responsibility, NCI expects its suppliers to develop reasonable due diligence frameworks and policies designed to prevent the use of conflict minerals sourced from the Conflict Region from being included in products sold to NCI, unless the facilities from which those minerals originated have been certified as “conflict free.”
NCI’s Expectations for Suppliers:
- Supply “DRC Conflict Free” materials. Suppliers are expected to supply materials to NCI that are “DRC conflict free,” which means any tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold necessary to the functionality or production of supplied materials was sourced only from (1) mines and smelters outside of the Conflict Region or (2) mines and smelters which have been certified by an independent third party as “conflict free” if sourced within the Conflict Region.
- Adopt conflict minerals policies. NCI encourages its suppliers to adopt a policy regarding conflict minerals consistent with NCI’s policy, implement management systems to support compliance with their policy, and require their suppliers to take the same steps.
- Send surveys to their suppliers and complete NCI’s survey. NCI’s suppliers are expected to pass the EICC-GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (the “CMRT”) to their suppliers and successively upstream until the smelter/refiner is identified. The survey information must then be passed back down through the levels of the supply chain to NCI’s direct supplier, who can then complete the CMRT and provide responses to NCI.
- Suppliers who do not comply with these requirements shall be reviewed by our purchasing managers for future business. NCI will continue to regularly perform due diligence and survey its suppliers to verify compliance with this policy.