Horton develops relationships with suppliers who are focused on providing maximum value, consistently meeting established expectations, and dedicated to providing ongoing value improvement. Horton is an ISO-9001, TS16949 and ISO 14001 registered company. It is required that our suppliers are registered to ISO 9001 or TS16949 and are committed to minimizing waste generation and energy consumption.
Horton is committed to doing business in an ethical manner, consistent with all applicable laws and regulations. Horton’s Purchase Order Terms and Conditions clearly outline the key supplier requirements, and are applicable to our Purchase Orders. Purchase Orders are limited to and conditional upon supplier's acceptance of our Terms and Conditions. Any additional or conflicting terms proposed by the supplier are unacceptable and expressly rejected.
The requirements for suppliers are ever-changing. These changes are primarily driven by a dynamic regulatory environment and evolving Horton customer expectations. Below are two key requirements that need to be highlighted:
U.S. Free Trade Agreement Compliance -
Horton originates for North America (NAFTA), Australia (UAFTA), Chile (UCFTA), Colombia (CTPA), Dominican Republic/Central America (CAFTA), Panama (PATPA), Peru (PTPA), Singapore (SFTA), and South Korea (UKFTA) US Free Trade Agreements. Suppliers are required to provide Certificates of Origin for each qualifying part supplied prior to shipment of parts. All Certificates of Origin must be submitted annually and received by November 1 of each year, effective from January 1 through December 31. Non-qualifying parts must be identified on a Statement of Origin with the Country of Origin provided.
Conflict Minerals -
The U.S. Dodd-Frank Act required the Securities and Exchange Commission (.SEC.) to adopt rules to require certain SEC registrants to publically disclose their use of Conflict Minerals originating from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (.DRC.) or an adjoining country due to concerns about human rights abuses associated with the mining and sale of such minerals. These rules went into effect at the end of 2012 and require publically traded companies to report on their Conflict Mineral use annually starting in 2013. Although this does not specifically apply to Horton, many of our customers are required to comply and Horton is committed to complying with the requirements of the SEC rules, and we expect our suppliers to comply as well.
The links included on this page provide essential information for understanding what is required to do business with Horton.