We want to collaborate with our suppliers in an on-going effort to promote their social responsibility. To achieve this, we have established a Supplier Code of Conduct, which forms the basis of dialogue and control with our suppliers regarding responsibility.
Our Supplier Code of Conduct contains the minimum requirements that we expect our suppliers to meet. We also expect that our suppliers have a relevant business policy and appropriate management systems to ensure compliance with our Supplier Code of Conduct. In addition, we encourage our suppliers to endeavour to continue making improvements in all the areas covered by the Supplier Code of Conduct.
In general, we encourage our suppliers to ensure and promote responsible production and business practices. The aim is to ensure that both our suppliers and their subcontractors produce components and supply services to BJ-Gear in an ethically responsible manner. It is crucial to us that all employees of our suppliers and subcontractors who are involved in the production of products and components for BJ-Gear are treated properly and with respect.
Our suppliers must ensure that the content of the Supplier Code of Conduct is made available to their employees and that its content is understood, e.g. by putting up internal notices in the company.
As a condition of doing business with BJ-Gear, we expect our suppliers to conform to these requirements and expect their sources in the supply chain to do so as well, including their subcontractors.
In addition to this Code of Conduct, we expect our suppliers to comply with all applicable international, national and local legislation and all applicable provisions and industry standards.
BJ-Gears suppliers must respect international human rights and labour rights as expressed in the International Bill of Human Rights and the eight core conventions of the International Labour Organization, ILO. BJ-Gears suppliers must commit to avoid infringing on human rights and labour rights and to address and remedy any adverse impacts with which they are involved.
Environment management system
BJ-Gears suppliers must comply with all environment legislation to protect the environment. The suppliers must strive to:
- Reduce the amount of waste and emissions into the air, ground and water.
- Handle, store and dispose of hazardous waste, including chemicals, in an environmentally responsible manner.
- Contribute to recycling and reuse of materials and products.
- Implement environment friendly technologies and products.
Products manufactured by BJ-Gears suppliers must comply with all laws and regulations relating to product safety.
BJ-Gears suppliers must not source products and components which they know contains “Conflict Minerals”. “Conflict Minerals" are metals such as gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W) and tin (Sn) derived from minerals, being sourced from mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or the adjoining countries (also known as conflict areas).
BJ-Gears suppliers must not offer, promise or provide any form of bribe to exert any unlawful influence over a public employee, judge or business partner. BJ-Gears suppliers must refrain from receiving or accepting any form of bribery.