Supplier Code of Conduct
As a vegan distributor, we are committed to promoting ethical and sustainable practices throughout our supply chain. We expect our suppliers to share and uphold our values in order to ensure the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and respect for all living beings. This Supplier Code of Conduct outlines the expectations and principles we require our suppliers to follow.
Compliance with Laws and Regulations:
- Suppliers must comply with all applicable local, national, and international laws, regulations, and standards relevant to their operations, including but not limited to environmental, labor, health, and safety laws.
Animal Welfare & Ingredient Sourcing:
- Suppliers must ensure that all ingredients provided to us are derived solely from plant-based sources. No animal products, by-products, or derivatives should be used in the production or processing of the supplied goods.
- Suppliers should actively strive to minimize their environmental impact by implementing sustainable practices. This includes, but is not limited to, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, conserving water and energy, managing waste responsibly, and supporting biodiversity conservation.
Labor and Human Rights:
- Suppliers must uphold fundamental human rights and treat their employees, contractors, and workers with fairness, dignity, and respect. Forced labor, child labor, discrimination, harassment, and any form of exploitation are strictly prohibited.
Occupational Health and Safety:
- Suppliers must provide a safe and healthy working environment for their employees, ensuring compliance with applicable occupational health and safety laws. This includes identifying and mitigating workplace hazards, providing necessary safety training, and promoting the well-being of workers.
Transparency and Disclosure:
- Suppliers must provide accurate and complete information about their products, processes, and practices when requested by our company. Any potential risks, impacts, or non-compliance with this code of conduct must be promptly reported.
- Suppliers are encouraged to adopt a mindset of continuous improvement by regularly assessing their operations, addressing any non-compliance issues, and implementing measures to enhance sustainability, animal welfare, and ethical practices within their supply chains.
Audits and Assessments:
- Our company reserves the right to conduct audits or assessments of supplier facilities to verify compliance with this code of conduct. Suppliers are expected to cooperate fully during these processes and provide all necessary access to information and premises.
Non-Compliance and Remediation:
- Failure to comply with this Supplier Code of Conduct may result in corrective actions, including but not limited to warnings, supplier development plans, and, in severe cases, termination of the business relationship.
By adhering to this Supplier Code of Conduct, together, we can work towards a sustainable, compassionate, and vegan future. We value our relationship with our suppliers and appreciate their commitment to aligning with our ethical standards.