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Momentive Statement on Slavery and Human Trafficking

Momentive Performance Materials Statement on Slavery and Human Trafficking

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (Civil Code Section 1714.43) is intended to increase the amount of information made available by manufacturers and retailers regarding their efforts to address the issue of slavery and human trafficking. The stated goal is to help consumers make better, more informed choices regarding the products they buy and the companies they choose to support.

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (collectively with its subsidiaries and affiliates, “MPM”), as a global company, takes seriously its responsibilities with regard to international labor and human rights standards. MPM's Code of Conduct expressly requires all employees and facilities to comply with all labor and employment laws, including those prohibiting forced, compulsory, or child labor. To ensure MPM facilities meet such requirements, MPM has developed and implemented internal reporting and accountability standards and procedures.

MPM typically requires, as a condition of contract, that all direct suppliers of services and materials comply with applicable laws and regulations, which would include labor laws. MPM has developed, and is in the process of implementing, a Supplier Code of Conduct that prohibits slavery and human trafficking. MPM’s Supplier Code of Conduct, however, requires suppliers and other third parties that do business with MPM to promptly notify MPM of any compliance or integrity matters. Suppliers and third parties are provided a phone line and an online portal to report any such issues. MPM does not currently require suppliers to certify that the materials obtained from their vendors comply with employment standards and regulations of countries in which their vendors are doing business. At this time, MPM does not conduct audits of suppliers to evaluate compliance or use third parties for verification of supplier compliance.

MPM is in the planning stage to develop and implement additional procurement training, practices and procedures to help improve its global working environment by enhancing the standards we expect of our global suppliers.