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Supplier Code of Conduct | Aluvesto

Supplier Code of Conduct

Introduction

This Aluvesto Supplier Code of Conduct provides our suppliers with guidelines for their actions and decisions. It is based on Aluvesto’s values and on voluntary initiatives we have adopted from our Clients. These initiatives set out principles for addressing human rights, work methods, the environment, and corruption. Aluvesto encourages all suppliers to establish their own codes of conduct or similar guidelines, provided that the content in this Supplier Code of Conduct is, as a minimum, always followed. Aluvesto suppliers must flow down the content of this code to all persons and entities supplying goods or services within their own value chain.

Who the Supplier Code of Conduct applies to

This Supplier Code of Conduct applies to any entity providing products, people, or services to Aluvesto, including its direct and indirect suppliers, service providers, subcontractors, intermediaries, and agents, and where applicable, the employees of the supplier and its subcontractors and agents. The supplier’s issuance of invoices or the supplier’s supply of goods, people, or services or the supplier’s acceptance of Aluvesto’s purchase orders represents a continuing affirmation of compliance of the content of this Supplier Code of Conduct. Suppliers must act and demonstrate that the practices and principles outlined in Aluvesto’s Supplier Code of Conduct are used within their operations.

Our values

Aluvesto is a company guided by its values. Since our business partners are an important part of our operations, we also expect them to respect and stand by our values.

Honesty
  • We strive for conformity of one’s actions with one’s words
  • We conduct business in a correct and responsible manner
Respect
  • We value diversity and treat others respectfully
  • We cooperate, value the opinion of others and we stand behind our decisions
  • We use all our resources with care
Trust
  • We trust each other, say what we mean and do what we say
  • We have the courage to be forth right and clear
  • We honor our commitments and strive for high standards of quality, ethics and sustainability
Proactive spirit
  • We take the initiative and work proactively and energetically
  • We have the courage to try new ways of thinking and working

Business ethics

At Aluvesto, we strive to achieve long-term business relationships as a basis for generating customer value, shareholder value and secure workplaces that promote development.

Aluvesto suppliers must:

  • Comply with laws, rules and regulations of the jurisdiction in which they operate or where they provide services to Aluvesto.
  • Ensure that all reports, records and invoices are complete and accurate.
  • Prohibit corruptions and bribery, such as giving or offering anything of value to a company representative, including Aluvesto employees, to influence a decision.
  • Avoid situations that may present a conflict of interest in work with Aluvesto, such as exploiting relations with business partners and Aluvesto for personal gain.
  • Be engaged in legitimate business activities where money laundering or criminal payments do not occur.
  • Respect fair competition and antitrust law and not enter into any agreement concerning price fixing or market sharing.
  • Not use or disclose sensitive or confidential information about Aluvesto.
  • Never share personal data except with those employees or associates who have a legitimate business need for the information, in accordance with applicable privacy laws.

Human rights

At Aluvesto, we support and respect international conventions concerning human rights, and promote diversity and equality.

Aluvesto suppliers must:

  • Promote equal opportunities, which applies to everyone irrespective of gender, transgender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ethnical background, religious beliefs, disability or age.
  • Prohibit behavior or statements, or tell jokes, that may be understood or interpreted as degrading or humiliating to others.
  • Contribute to a work environment that is free of hostile, violent, threatening or bullying behavior.
  • Ensure that employees are subject to fair working hours, wages and benefits that are consistent with laws and industry standards.
  • Have zero tolerance for child labor.
  • Respect the right of employees to organize themselves in voluntary employee organizations and to negotiate collectively.
  • Encourage supply chain transparency and take reasonable efforts to avoid in its production the use of raw materials which directly or indirectly finance groups who violate human rights.

Occupational health and safety

At Aluvesto, we have a vision of zero workplace accidents and work continuously to make improvements to ensure safe and healthy workplaces.

Aluvesto suppliers must:

  • Proactively manage health and safety risks to provide an incident-free production environment where occupational injuries and illnesses are prevented.
  • As a minimum, follow the applicable employment laws and health and safety laws or international labor standards as defined by an internationally recognized organizations.
  • Ensure that employees have relevant safety training for their work.
  • Take responsibility and never disregard safety devices on worksites or the need for personal safety equipment.
  • Report to Aluvesto any health and safety incidents and unsafe conditions related to Aluvesto’s projects and work sites.

Environmental responsibility

At Aluvesto, we prioritize suppliers that are proactive and systematic in their work relating to environmental sustainability. Our aim is to be able to produce sustainable products with low climate impact that are traceable throughout the supplier chain.

Aluvesto suppliers must:

  • Ensure that activities allow for efficient use of resources and reduction in all types of harmful substances, focusing on climate, energy, materials and waste.
  • Show a proactive approach for continuous improvement of their environmental work including the development of their products or services they provide.
  • Provide managers and Aluvesto with ideas that could lead to innovations with a positive environmental impact.

Compliance and reporting

Aluvesto’s general approach is to encourage improvement. Critical deviations or repeated unwillingness to make improvement, however, may jeopardize the supplier’s relationship with Aluvesto. Aluvesto is entitled to perform audits of the supplier and be provided with the assistance needed from the supplier to establish the supplier’s compliance with Aluvesto’s Code of Conduct and all applicable rules and regulations. Aluvesto may engage a third party to perform such an audit on the condition that this third party does not conduct business in competition with the supplier within the field of the agreement. Aluvesto will act against business partners found to be in breach of our guidelines, and the relationship may be terminated, or other actions demanded, in the event of minor, repeated, or serious breaches.

Aluvesto suppliers must:

  • Ensure that investigation or retaliations do not jeopardize the employment of Aluvesto employees or suppliers, because they have insisted on following the Aluvesto Code of Conduct.