Supplier Guiding Principles

The important principles we expect our suppliers to support and uphold.

Our suppliers are required to meet the following standards, at a minimum, with respect to our operations as a whole.
These minimum requirements are a part of all agreements between us and our direct and authorised suppliers. We expect our suppliers to develop and implement appropriate internal business processes to ensure compliance with the Supplier Guiding Principles (SGP).
We routinely utilise independent third parties to assess suppliers’ compliance with the SGP; the assessments generally include confidential interviews with employees and on site contract workers. If a supplier fails to uphold any aspect of the SGP requirements, the supplier is expected to implement corrective actions.
We reserve the right to terminate an agreement with any supplier that cannot demonstrate that they are upholding the SGP requirements.

Minimum Requirements
  • Laws and Regulations – the supplier will comply with all applicable local and national laws, rules, regulations and requirements in the manufacturing and distribution of our products and supplies and in the provision of services.
  • Child Labour – the supplier will comply with all applicable local and national child labour laws.
  • Forced Labour – the supplier will not use forced, bonded, prison, military or compulsory labour.
  • Abuse of Labour the supplier will comply with all applicable local and national laws on abuse of employees and will not physically abuse employees.
  • Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining – the supplier will comply with all applicable local and national laws on freedom of association and collective bargaining.
  • Discrimination – the supplier will comply with all applicable local and national discrimination laws.
  • Wages and Benefits – the supplier will comply with all applicable local and national wages and benefits laws.
  • Work Hours and Overtime – the supplier will comply with all applicable local and national work hours and overtime laws.
  • Health and Safety – the supplier will comply with all applicable local and national health and safety laws.
  • Environment – the supplier will comply with all applicable local and national environmental laws.
  • Demonstration of Compliance – the supplier must be able to demonstrate compliance with the Supplier Guiding Principles at our request and to our satisfaction.