This Supplier Code of Conduct ("Code of Conduct") applies all our Suppliers, Vendors and companies who supply us with products and services to Datamatics Group (DBS) comprising of different legal entities as set out [here]. It states the expectation from our supplier to share our commitment to best practices and continuous improvement in:
DBS recognizes that our suppliers are independent entities; however the business practices and actions of a supplier may impact on or reflect upon DBS. In addition, better quality products and services are produced by suppliers with superior operating principles and practices.
For this reason we bind all our suppliers to the following social, ethical and environmental minimum standards of conduct set out overleaf, and encourage each supplier to adopt our preferred and favored standards. We will actively engage our high spend and high risk suppliers and their supply chains in assessment and improvement processes towards this end.
"Supplier" or "Vendor" here means any business, company, corporation, person or other entity that provides, sells, or seeks to sell, any kind of goods or services to DBS, including the Supplier's employees, agents and other representatives.
All DBS Suppliers must conduct their business activities in full compliance with the applicable laws and regulations while conducting business with and/or on behalf of DBS, and must, without limitation :
DBS Suppliers must conduct their business interactions and activities with integrity and must, without limitation:
(i) Business Records: Honestly and accurately record and report all business information and comply with all applicable laws regarding their completion and accuracy. Create, retain, and dispose of business records in full compliance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements. Be honest, direct, and truthful in discussions with regulatory agency representatives and government officials.
(ii) Press: Speak to the press on behalf of DBS only if the Supplier is expressly authorized in writing to do so by DBS.
(iii) Gifts: Avoid gifts to DBS employees because even a well-intentioned gift might constitute a bribe under certain circumstances, or create conflicts of interest. Do not offer anything of value to obtain or retain a benefit or advantage for the giver, and do not offer anything that might appear to influence, compromise judgment, or obligate the DBS employee. If offering a gift, meal, or entertainment to DBS employees, always use good judgment, discretion, and moderation. Any gifts, meals, or entertainment must comply with applicable law, must not violate the giver’s and/or recipient’s policies on the matter, and must be consistent with local custom and practice.
(iv) Conflicts of Interest: Avoid the appearance of or actual improprieties or conflicts of interests. Suppliers must not deal directly with any DBS employee whose spouse, domestic partner, or other family member or relative that creates any actual or potential conflict of interest for DBS. The Supplier understands that a conflict of interest arises when the material personal interests of DBS employee are inconsistent with the responsibilities of his/her position with the company. All such conflicts must be disclosed and corrected. Even the appearance of a conflict of interest can be damaging to DBS and to the Supplier, and are to be disclosed and approved in advance by DBS management.
(v) Insider Trading: Avoid insider trading by not buying or selling DBS or another company’s securities when in possession of information about DBS or another company that is not available to the investing public and that could influence an investor’s decision to buy or sell the security.
DBS engages with Suppliers who are committed to maintaining and improving the work environment so that it is safe and healthy for all staff, contractors and visitors, with policies and programs that go beyond legislated requirements.
DBS Suppliers are expected to integrate sound health and safety management practices into all aspects of business, and must, without limitation:
DBS engages with Suppliers who set out social, ethical and environmental objectives and/or target for their suppliers, and screen and monitor suppliers on this basis.
The Supplier shall notify DBS regarding any known or suspected improper behavior by the Supplier relating to its dealings with DBS, or any known or suspected improper behavior by DBS employees by email to: email@example.com
Reported violations will be treated confidentially without retaliation.