As a global organisation, working with thousands of suppliers in more than 75 countries, our reach is extensive and we take this responsibility seriously. By setting high standards for our extended network, we can amplify our sustainability impact and drive social change: improving transparency, reducing exposure to risk for ourselves and our clients, raising standards and positively impacting the lives of millions of people.
This Australian version of our Supply Chain Business Partner Policy sets out our expectations that suppliers operate in a responsible and ethical manner, and that they understand and are committed to the principles outlined in our Australian Supplier Code of Conduct. Our principles are based on the United Nations Global Compact, the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the Athens Ethical Principles.
We have adopted a zero tolerance policy against forced labour, child labour and human trafficking. We will not knowingly do business with any company that benefits in any way from the trafficking or abusive treatment of workers or any form of slavery.
It is the policy of ManpowerGroup, its divisions and subsidiaries to require that our business partners be committed to business principles, culture and values that align with our own commitments to social responsibility and sustainability, and that these business partners are committed to certain key practices as outlined in our Supplier Code of Conduct.
ManpowerGroup enjoys a reputation for conducting business with integrity and respect for all those who are impacted by our activities. This reputation is an asset for both our company and our business partners. We apply the standards of socially responsible and sustainable conduct globally and in each aspect of our day-to-day business. These principles include a commitment to establish mutually beneficial relationships with our suppliers. Further, our expectation is that our business partners will adhere to business principles, culture and values that are consistent with our own standards of social responsibility and sustainability, including the principles of the United Nations Global Compact (www.UNGlobalCompact.org) to which we are committed.
This policy is intended to support our company as we strive to meet the increasing need for transparency with regard to how businesses manage their broad range of operational, social and environmental responsibilities.
Our supply chain business partners are expected to adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct within their operations and supply chains.
Our Supplier Code will be provided to all suppliers at the earliest opportunity, no matter how large or small. Where a contract is in place, acceptance of our modern slavery clauses is required.
Suppliers are to expressly notify ManpowerGroup should any of the key principles cause specific concerns.
Suppliers are to provide ManpowerGroup with specific, internal company policies, procedures, published reports and/or other information that provides assurance as to adherence to the key practices, upon request.
We will develop supplier alignment with our standards by incorporating the Supplier Code into our supplier approval processes. The expectation is that, where there are differences, ManpowerGroup and the supplier will agree on an acceptable level of consistency and that the supplier will actively work toward achieving the desired level of performance. As a last resort, we are prepared to terminate business with any supplier that does not demonstrate progress toward aligning their operations with our Supplier Code.
ManpowerGroup has adopted a zero tolerance policy against forced labour, child labour and human trafficking. We will not knowingly do business with any company that benefits in any way from the trafficking or abusive treatment of workers or any form of slavery.
ManpowerGroup's business partners are encouraged to report any concerns directly to their primary contact or via the ManpowerGroup Business Ethics Hotline.
Internal compliance with the policy will be confirmed through our standard internal controls processes. We will monitor and report on progress toward full implementation of the Supplier Code through our annual sustainability reporting process.
ManpowerGroup expects our supply chain business partners to be committed to business principles, culture and values that align with our own commitments to social responsibility and sustainability and to be committed to the key business practices outlined below. We expect our business partners to take all reasonable steps to ensure these practices are upheld within their operations and supply chains.
Compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the jurisdiction where operations are undertaken.
No offer or attempt at improper advantage, including the payment or acceptance of bribes, to secure delivery of goods or services.
Provision of safe and healthy working conditions for all workers and no dangerous or substandard working conditions.
Zero tolerance of human trafficking and related practices including debt bondage and deceptive recruiting for labour or services.
Zero tolerance of modern slavery practices including slavery, servitude, forced marriage, forced or compulsory labour and the worst forms of child labour. Freedom of workers to refuse, cease or leave employment without suffering detriment from threats, coercion or deception. No deprivation of personal freedom including physical confinement or retention of identity and travel documents.
No use of child labour and compliance with relevant International Labour Organization standards.
No discrimination or harassment due to race, colour, religion, national origin, cultural background, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other protected status in the jurisdiction where operations are undertaken.
Wages and working hours complying, at a minimum with applicable laws, rules and regulations regarding employment, including minimum wage, overtime and maximum hours in the jurisdiction concerned.
Respect for the right of workers to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Ensure the privacy and protection of personal and sensitive information and data.
Provide training and learning opportunities.
Delivery of services which consistently meet specified quality, safety and data privacy and other relevant criteria.
Giving back to the community.
Management of the business in an environmentally sound manner, including compliance with all relevant legislation of the jurisdiction where operations are undertaken.
ManpowerGroup Australia December 2020
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