Supplier Code of Conduct

Shawn MacDonald
CEO, Verité

A Supplier Code of Conduct establishes basic performance expectations for subcontractors, suppliers, and agents.

It is important that your firm’s sourcing policy or Code of Conduct explicitly prohibits human trafficking and sets out protections and remediation for workers. A firm’s code should also address factors that are “enablers” or contributors to situations or risks of human trafficking. A subsequent Social Responsibility Agreement affirms compliance with contractors, suppliers, or agents to your Code of Conduct and applicable legal requirements. It can be a standalone document or included as an appendix to a contract.

Note: The Institute for Supply Management provides helpful steps in its Principles and Standards of Ethical Supply Management Conduct with Guidelines

To find Company Transparency Disclosures, TISC Report is a useful tool.

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