|Compliance with Laws
As a supplier we will comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
As a supplier, we will not, in order to obtain or retain business or other improper advantage in the conduct of business, offer, promise or give any undue advantage to public official (or a third party) to make the official act or refrain from acting in relation to the performance of her/his official duties. This applies regardless whether the advantage is offered directly or through an intermediary.
Gifts and other favors or any of our employees, representatives, partners or anyone closely related can only be given or granted provided that they are modest, both with respect to value an frequency, and provided that the time and place are appropriate.
Gifts or other favors shall not be offered or received in connection with contract bidding, evaluation or award.
Hospitality and Expenses
As a supplier we will respect and comply with practices regarding hospitality and expenses established in before offering or providing any employee or representative any such hospitality.
Hospitality and expenses shall not be offered or received in connection with contract bidding, evaluation or award.
|Conflict of Interest
As a supplier we, and our employees, will not take part in or seek to influence any decision in circumstances that could give rise to an actual or perceived conflict of interest. Such circumstances may be a business interest or a personal interest in the subject matter – economical or otherwise – directly or through someone closely related. If we become aware or a potential conflict if interest we will, without delay, notify.
Minimum Age of Labour
As a supplier we shall not employ children below the age of 15. If the child is secured the right to education, play, rest and family life, limited exceptions may be made if this is clearly in the best interests of the child.
As a supplier we will not engage or employ people against their own free will, nor will personnel be required to lodge “deposits” or identity papers upon commencing employment.
Freedom of Association & Right to Collective Bargaining
As a supplier we recognize that our employees are entitled to be – or refrain from being – unlon members and to be represented in collective bargaining agreements. In countries where these rights are restricted we will provide our employees with opportunities to influence their work situation.
As a supplier we will comply with local law or agreements regarding working hours.
As a supplier we will ensure that wages paid to employees and hired labour are considered fair.
As a supplier we will treat our employees equally and fairly. We will not accept any form of harassment or discrimination.
As a supplier we will pay special attention to the rights, requirements and cultural integrity of indigenous people affected by our operations.
As a supplier we will undertake our operations with due respect for the environment. We will comply with national environmental legislation and discharge permits. We will work to minimize harmful discharge, emissions and waste production.
|Health and Safety
As a supplier we will work ambitiously, through continuous improvement, for a healthy, safe and secure work environment which as a minimum is in accordance with applicable law.
Selection of Business Partners, Agents and other intermediaries
As a supplier we will promote the principles set forth in this Supplier Declaration to potential business partners, agents and intermediaries.
Standards towards own Suppliers
As a supplier we will promote the implementation of the principles set forth in this Supplier Declaration towards our own suppliers.