Supplier Code of Conduct
In an effort to mitigate the risk of modern slavery in our supply chain, our suppliers are contractually bound by standards of ethical conduct when dealing with workers, their suppliers, customers and other third parties, as articulated in our supplier agreements. The Supplier Code of Conduct outlines the principles, guidelines and expectations for establishing and maintaining a business relationship with us. We are committed to partnerships with suppliers that share our dedication to conducting business in a legal, ethical and socially responsible manner.
Human Rights / Labour and Employment Laws
Suppliers must be committed to, and have respect for, the protection and preservation of human rights. While it is the responsibility of each supplier to define its own policy around human rights, the suppliers’ values and business principles must be consistent with that of Pocket NC (see Pocket NC Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement here). Suppliers are expected to comply with all applicable international and local legal requirements in their countries of operation.
Suppliers must not use forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor, or otherwise.
Suppliers must not use child labor. Suppliers are required to comply with applicable child labor laws and employ only workers who meet the applicable minimum legal age requirement in their countries of operation.
COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS: The Supplier shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and any rules, regulations and orders issued under such laws, including but not limited to, labor and employment laws, anti-kickback acts, worker’s compensation requirements, and hazardous communication laws.