Supplier Code of Conduct
Supplier Code of Conduct

We are committed to sustainable development and recognise that it is an important part of our brand and reputation. We will favour suppliers who share our commitment to honesty and integrity in all areas of their business. We will also actively seek to select and work with suppliers who integrate social, environmental and sustainability policies into their business processes.

As a minimum, the Code of Conduct outlined below should be followed by all our suppliers.

 

Legal and Regulatory Compliance

  • Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations wherever they operate

Environment

  • Suppliers will have appropriate systems in place to assess, measure and seek to reduce the environmental impacts of their operations
Child Labour
  • No employee should be below the local legal minimum age
  • In addition, no employee should be below 16 years old unless part of a recognised professional apprenticeship programme

Forced Labour

  • Suppliers must not use any form of forced, coerced or bonded labour

Compensation and Working Hours

  • All employees will have written contracts that comply with local laws
  • Suppliers shall comply with the local legal minimum wages where applicable and are encouraged to follow local voluntary codes
  • Salary should be paid promptly and not more than one month in arrears
  • Overtime should be compensated according to the law and within legal working hour limits

Industrial Relations

  • Suppliers will have in place communications mechanisms and grievance procedures that allow employees to raise concerns and complaints with management

Health and Safety

  • Suppliers will adopt and communicate health and safety policies and procedures that aim to reduce injury and illness and enhance employee health
  • Employees will receive training with regard to site safety and their own obligations with regard to ensuring the safety of themselves and other employees

Discrimination

  • Employment should be granted based on suitability for a job
  • Suppliers shall not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, national origin, age, marital status, maternal status, sexual orientation, religion or disability

Suppliers and subcontractors

  • Suppliers should be encouraged to have their own supplier code of conduct in place
  • Suppliers and subcontractors should be paid accurately and on time

Bribery and corruption

  • Suppliers will have policies, codes of conduct and procedures in place to avoid all forms of bribery, corruption and fraud and ensure they are enforced

Auditing and inspections

  • Suppliers shall allow us to access to relevant documents necessary to demonstrate compliance with this code of conduct, and facilities and sites to conduct audits in line with this code of conduct
Supplier Code of Conduct