Supplier Code of Conduct
This Supplier Code of Conduct articulates Champion Plastics Company’s expectations of the conduct of suppliers and business partners doing business with Champion (“suppliers”). Suppliers are expected to understand and act consistent with Champion’s approach to integrity, responsible sourcing, and supply chain management. Champion expects that its suppliers will cascade similar expectations through their own supply chains.
Champion expects to do business with suppliers that meet our standards and behave consistent with, and positively reflect, Champion’s values throughout the supply chain. Champion expects suppliers to satisfy contractual requirements, comply with laws, regulations, and act in a way consistent with the principles and values of our Champion Plastics.
Suppliers will not use slave, prisoner, or any other form of forced or involuntary labor. Suppliers must take reasonable measures to ensure that all their employees understand the terms of their employment.
Suppliers will not use child labor. Champion has a zero-tolerance policy regarding the employment of children where the age of employment is not in accordance with applicable laws.
Suppliers will not engage, directly or indirectly, in human trafficking. Champion prohibits human trafficking abuses.
Conditions of Employment
Suppliers will comply with applicable laws regulating work hours, wages and benefits. Employees must be paid in a timely fashion that meets or exceeds legal minimum standards.
If necessary, for a supplier to use a labor broker, the supplier will ensure the broker employs ethical recruitment practices, complies with applicable laws, and does not withhold identity documents.
Harassment & Discrimination
Suppliers will not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or gender identity. Harassment or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated.
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
Suppliers will comply with applicable laws that recognize and respect the rights of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Suppliers will provide clean, healthy and safe environments for their employees that meet or exceed legal standards. Suppliers will have safety procedures for their employees and tracking tools that drive to a goal of zero workplace safety incidents. Supplier employees will have the right to refuse work and report any conditions that do not meet these criteria.
Suppliers will increase efficiency throughout their companies and take measures to reduce their carbon footprint, energy use, water use, wastes, and other emissions. Over time, Champion expects suppliers will establish targets and be transparent in their progress toward their targets.
Suppliers will look to conserve resources and protect the communities and environment that surround them. Champion encourages its suppliers to develop and diffuse environmentally friendly technologies and to increase the use of renewable energies.
The Supplier is aware of applicable legal requirements in relation to “conflict minerals” including tin, tantalum, tungsten, their ores and gold originating from conflict areas and shall ensure compliance with such laws. Additionally, the Supplier will take best efforts to avoid the use of raw materials in its products that directly or indirectly finance armed groups violating human rights.
Suppliers will not tolerate corruption, bribery, embezzlement, or fraud in any form. This includes giving or receiving anything of value, including money, gifts, or unlawful incentives to improperly influence negotiations or any other dealings with governments and government officials, customers, or any other third parties.
Suppliers will avoid conflicts of interest and operate honestly and ethically throughout the supply chain and in accordance with applicable law, including those laws pertaining to: anti-competitive business practices, respect for and protection of intellectual property, company and personal data, export controls and economic sanctions.
Prevention of Money Laundering
At Champion, we expect our Suppliers to comply with all applicable statutes governing the prevention of money laundering and not to participate in the prevention of money laundering activity.
Reporting and Non-Retaliation
Suppliers will provide an adequate mechanism for their employees to report integrity concerns, safety issues and misconduct without fear of retaliation. Suppliers will also appropriately investigate reports and take corrective action, if needed. Suppliers will prohibit retaliation.
Reporting Integrity Concerns to Champion
Subject to any restriction posed by law, suppliers will promptly inform Champion of any concern related to issues governed by this Supplier Code of Conduct. Champion policy prohibits retaliation against any person reporting such a concern. To report a concern, suppliers can always speak directly to their Champion Global Purchasing and Supply Chain representative.
DATA PROTECTION, CONFIDENTIAL INFORAMATION, AND ITELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The Supplier will comply with all applicable laws concerning data protection. It is the Business Partner’s responsibility to ensure that any confidential business information or trade secrets gained by virtue of the business activities with Champion (hereinafter referred to as “Confidential Information”) is held in strict confidence and not improperly used or disclosed to third parties. Furthermore, the Supplier will protect and secure Champion’s intellectual property as Confidential Information.