We require Third Parties to comply with applicable employment standards, labour, non-discrimination and human rights legislation.
Third Parties' minimum requirements in their workplaces include:
Human Rights, Modern Slavery and Labour Practices
- Modern Slavery: Modern slavery can take many forms, including forced labour, child labour, domestic servitude, sex trafficking and human trafficking. Third Parties will not use, or in any way benefit from or contribute to modern slavery and must actively support the abolition of modern slavery by taking measures to identify, manage and mitigate modern slavery risks in their supply chain;
- Child Labour: Not employ or exploit children below the minimum legal age;
- Freedom of Association: Allow freedom of association and collective bargaining for workers; and
- Workers Entitlements: Provide fair pay and working conditions for employees.
Work Health and Safety (WHS)
- Provide a safe and hygienic working environment through proactive management and controls that minimise health and safety risks, support accident prevention, with appropriate training to perform their jobs safely.
Respect and Diversity
- Third parties must not tolerate discrimination, harassment, violence, disrespect, inappropriate behaviour and have the appropriate policies in place to meet or exceed requirements of any relevant laws;
- Ensure work environment and culture is inclusive with recruitment and employment practicesare based on an individual’s ability and are not based on gender, personal characteristics and physical appearance, medical condition, union membership or political affiliation; and
- Encourage the principles of diversity and inclusion through their supply chain by affording for businesses in the supply chain for those in supplier diversity categories.
Environment and Climate Risk Expectations
We require that suppliers to CFS will, as a minimum:
- Meet all relevant local and national environmental protection laws, regulations and standards;
- Seek to actively manage the adverse environmental impacts of their operations and across their value chain, and take responsibility for minimising the negative impact of their goods and services throughout their lifecycle;
- Expect Third Parties to have an environmental policy and management systems appropriate to size and nature of their operations, tracking and disclosing on performance; and
- Have suitable sustainable certifications related to the primary materials in their product.
Transparency and Governance
We will require, as a minimum:
- Demonstrate appropriate risk management and governance to comply with all local and national laws and regulations pertinent for their operations and supply chain;
- Implement procedures for their employees to comply with applicable anti-bribery and corruption laws including zero tolerances to corruption in any form;
- All contractual obligations are to be fulfilled including, but not limited to reporting customer complaints, managing incidents, notifications for breaches of Privacy, Data, Information Security, Legislation, and Continuous Improvement, Innovation and managing risks; and
- Have a grievance mechanism or whistleblower policy or process that is clearly communicated and understood by employees, protecting employee whistleblowers and prohibiting retaliation or victimisation.
CFS emphasises the importance of suppliers having management systems that support the implementation of this Code.We require that Third Parties to CFS will:
- Have a member of their leadership team/management review and accept this Code;
- Proactively work with their own supply chain to ensure the principles within this Code are met; and
- Be able to give an account of where goods ordered by CFS are produced.