Compliance with Laws and Regulations
Supplier shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations, act ethically and in a sustainable and socially responsible manner. Supplier shall respect internationally recognized human rights.
Corruption and Improper Payments
Supplier shall not take part in any form of corruption. Supplier shall not request, accept or receive any improper advantage in order to allocate business or other advantages in the conduct of business. Further, supplier shall not offer, promise or give any improper advantage to public officials or any individuals or corporate entities within the private sector, in order to obtain or retain business or any advantage in the conduct of business, or to make the official act or refrain from acting in relation to the performance of her/ his official duties. This applies regardless of whether the improper advantage is offered directly or through an intermediary.
Health and Safety
Supplier shall work ambitiously, through continuous improvement, for a healthy, safe and secure work environment which as a minimum is in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Supplier shall strive to have the best possible management system for HSE.
Supplier shall work to minimize negative impacts on the environment, taking into consideration the full life cycle of products. Supplier shall work to achieve energy efficiency and minimize harmful discharge, emissions and waste production. Supplier shall comply with national environmental legislation and discharge permits.
Minimum Age of Labour
Supplier shall not employ children below the age of 15 and shall secure that persons under the age of 18 do not perform any hazardous work.
Supplier shall not engage or employ people against their own free will, and not engage or employ people through any form of forced, bonded or prison labour.
Freedom of Association & Right to Collective Bargaining
Supplier shall recognise employees’ rights to form and join trade unions and to be represented in collective bargaining agreements, and equally their right to remain non-unionised. Supplier shall consult with employees and their trade unions on relevant matters and will provide employees with opportunities to influence their work situation.
Supplier shall comply with local law and agreements regarding working hours and ensure that working hours are not excessive. Supplier shall ensure that wages paid to employees and hired labour are considered fair and in compliance with local law and agreements. Supplier shall offer vacation time, leave periods and holidays to our employees consistent with applicable local law and/or agreements. Supplier shall secure that all employees are provided with written agreements of employment setting out employment conditions.
Supplier shall treat employees and hired labour equally and fairly. Supplier shall not accept any form of harassment or discrimination based on age, gender, religion or any other reason. Supplier shall promote equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment and occupation for employees and hired labour, including migrant workers.
Business Partners, Agents and other Intermediaries
Supplier shall promote that potential business partners adopt these principles.
Standards towards own Suppliers
Supplier shall ensure that their our own suppliers and sub-suppliers conduct their business in a manner consistent with these principles and supplier shall seek to include and follow up on these expectations.
Conflict Minerals – 3TG
Suppliers of products that contain tantalum, tin, tungsten, or gold (collectively known as “3TG”), shall identify minerals in their products that come from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or any of its adjoining countries and file specific reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).