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Supplier Code of Conduct

This Supplier Code of Conduct is applicable to all ‘Suppliers’ globally. ‘Supplier’ here refers to suppliers / service providers / vendors/ traders / agents/ consultants / contractors / joint venturepartners / third parties including their employees, agents and other representatives, who have a business relationship with and provide, sell, seek to sell, any kinds of goods or services to CDE ASIA LIMITED Asia Limited or any of its subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions.

This Code sets forth the basic requirements that we ask our Suppliers to respect and adhere to when conducting business with CDE ASIA LIMITED. This Code embodies CDE ASIA LIMITED’s commitment to  prevalent industry standards, and all other relevant and applicable statutory requirements concerning Environment Protection, Minimum Wages, Child Labour, Anti-Bribery, Anti- Corruption, Health and Safety, POSH & Other Statutory Regulations as applicable, whichever requirements impose the highest standards of conduct.

Labour & Human Rights

Adhering to all Labour Laws and Human Rights Laws, Suppliers shall:

  • Comply with all applicable local, state and national laws regarding human rights.
  • Ensure that all their employees are hired on their own free will and guarantee that all their operations are free from forced, bonded, compulsory, indentured, prison labour or any other form of compulsory labour and child labour.
  • Ensure that all its employees are provided equal employment opportunities, an environment conducive to their growth, free from any form of discrimination and harassment.
  • Ensure compliance with minimum working hours and minimum wages prescribed by applicable laws and regulations.
  • Comply with all slavery and human trafficking laws. Suppliers must ensure they have taken steps to ensure their business operations are free from slavery and human trafficking practices both internally and within their supply chains and other external business relationships.
  • Ensure that employees are not be charged any fees or costs for recruitment, directly or indirectly.
  • Not confiscating or withholding worker identity documents or other valuable items, including work permits and travel documentation of any of its workers / employees.

Health, Safety & Environmental Sustainability

  • The Supplier shall provide its employees with a safe and healthy working environment and comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding working conditions.
  • Supplier shall follow all Environmental, Health and Safety and other operational policies of the Company while executing any work or contract at the company site.
  • Supplier shall follow all laws of the land including laws on Environment sustainability and protection while executing any work for the Company.

Business Integrity

Anti-Bribery: The Supplier shall not, directly or through intermediaries, take any recourse to any unethical behaviour (implicit or explicit), or offer or promise any personal or improper advantage in order to obtain or retain a business or other advantage from a third party, whether public or private, including with any employee of CDE ASIA LIMITED. More specifically:

  • Shall not offer or accept bribe or use other means of obtaining undue or improper advantage, offer or accept any kickbacks, and shall not take any actions to violate or cause its business partners to violate any applicable anti-bribery laws and regulations of India.
  • Shall not take any advantage of any family/ social/ political connections to obtain favorable treatment or for the advancement of business or obtaining any favours. Merit shall be the sole attribute of association with CDE ASIA LIMITED.
  • Shall not enter into a financial or any other relationship with a CDE ASIA LIMITED employee that creates any actual or potential conflict of interest for CDE ASIA LIMITED. The Supplier is expected to report to CDE ASIA LIMITED any situation where an employee or professional under contract with CDE ASIA LIMITED may have an interest of any kind in the Supplier’s business or any kind of economic ties with the Supplier.
  • Shall not offer any gift, hospitality or entertainment for the purpose of obtaining any advantage, order or undue favor.

Unfair Trade Practices: Supplier shall desist from any unfair or anti-competitive trade practices.

Reporting Of Unethical Practices And Grievance Addressal Mechanism

The Supplier shall ensure that an effective grievance procedure has been established to ensure that any worker/ employee, acting individually or with other workers, can submit a grievance without suffering any prejudice or retaliation of any kind.

Suppliers shall also forth with report any unethical activity or discrimination if practiced by any CDE ASIA LIMITED employee / other Suppliers as per CDE ASIA LIMITED code of Conduct (uploaded on the company website).

Intellectual Property

The Supplier shall take appropriate steps to safeguard and not infringe any CDE ASIA LIMITED confidential and proprietary information/intellectual property/ technology which come to its knowledge during the course of its business relationship / dealings with CDE ASIA LIMITED. In case of sub-contracting, sharing of confidential information should be made with the consent of CDE ASIA LIMITED.

Third Party Representation

The Suppliers shall not be authorized to represent CDE ASIA LIMITED or to use CDE ASIA LIMITED’s brands without the written permission of CDE ASIA LIMITED. Third parties and their employees who are authorized to represent CDE ASIA LIMITED are expected to abide by the CDE ASIA LIMITED’s Code of Conduct Policy in their interaction with, and on behalf of CDE ASIA LIMITED including the confidentiality of information shared with them and to sign a non-disclosure agreement to support confidentiality of information.

Prevention of Sexual Harassment

The Supplier shall ensure to prevent Sexual Harassment in his establishment as per prevailing rules, regulations and law.

Supplier’s Compliance Commitment

CDE ASIA LIMITED expects the Supplier to adhere to all applicable laws and regulations and in particular comply with this Code in letter and spirit. It is the Supplier’s responsibility to read and understand the contents of this Code and CDE ASIA LIMITED’s Code of Conduct Policy. As a condition of doing business with CDE ASIA LIMITED, the Supplier must comply with this Code and agree to uphold such values during its business association with CDE ASIA LIMITED.

The Supplier shall maintain adequate documentation to demonstrate compliance with the principles of this Code, and allow access to CDE ASIA LIMITED to check compliance upon request with reasonable notice.

The Supplier shall notify CDE ASIA LIMITED regarding any known or suspected improper behaviour by the Supplier relating to its dealings with CDE ASIA LIMITED, or any known or suspected improper behaviour by CDE ASIA LIMITED employees.

Please contact the concerned Head commercial / Company Secretary if you have any questions about this Code.

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