Iris Supplier Code of Conduct

What is it?

Iris Worldwide (and its affiliate companies) (“Iris”) is committed to sourcing the highest quality goods and services from many countries with diverse cultures and economies.

Our goal is for all suppliers (and their employees, agents and contractors) who provide Iris with goods and services (“Iris Suppliers”) to adhere to Iris company standards and demonstrate a compatibility with our core values. All Iris Suppliers are therefore required to conduct themselves fully in accordance with this Code of Conduct.

This Code of Conduct is considered to be a mandatory and minimum standard for any Iris Supplier and may be subject to audit by Iris or a third-party auditor nominated by us. Iris reserves the right to update the Code of Conduct from time to time.

 

Iris Principles

Employment & Human Rights

Employment must be freely chosen

An Iris Supplier must not use any forced or involuntary labour. Workers shall not be required to pay unnecessary or unjustified fees which unfairly disadvantage them and shall be free to leave their employer after reasonable notice.

An Iris Supplier will support the elimination of child labour and ensure that they only employ workers who meet or exceed the minimum legal working age.

Safe conditions and fair pay

An Iris Supplier must provide a safe and hygienic working environment with adequate safety measures in place and must take adequate steps to prevent accidents or injury.

Working hours must comply with national laws and benchmark industry standards, whichever affords greater protection. Wages and benefits paid for a standard working week must meet, at a minimum, national legal or industry standards.

Freedom of association

An Iris Supplier must allow workers, without distinction, to have the right to join or form trade unions of their own choosing and to bargain collectively. Workers’ representatives will not be discriminated against and shall have access to carry out their representative functions in the workplace.

Where the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining is restricted under law, the Iris Supplier shall facilitate, and will not hinder, the development of parallel means for independent and free association and bargaining.

 

Environment

An Iris Supplier must comply with local environmental laws and/ or regulations and, as a minimum, implement practices which seek to serve the best interests of the environment. Iris’ commitment to the environment shall be shared by an Iris Supplier who shall only engage with suppliers whose practices (as a minimum) conform to applicable environmental standards.

Non-discrimination and fair treatment

An Iris Supplier must ensure that there is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination, or retirement based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation.

An Iris Supplier must ensure that no employees suffer any form of harassment including (but not limited to) physical, sexual, or psychological.

Business practices and compliance

An Iris Supplier must ensure that bribery, corruption, money laundering, tax evasion and fraud are eradicated from any supply chain and that such practices are not facilitated (directly or indirectly).

An Iris Supplier must respect all applicable data privacy, data protection and intellectual property laws and regulations and ensure compliance with such laws.

Reporting

Iris is committed to full compliance with all applicable the laws and regulations where we conduct business and will not knowingly operate in violation of any such law or regulation.

Iris is committed to adhering to the principles of this Code of Conduct and will not knowingly use suppliers who violate applicable laws and regulations.

Where an Iris Supplier breaches this Code of Conduct, we will always try to work with them to improve business standards and employee welfare. However, we reserve the right to terminate our agreement with that Supplier immediately if they are found to be in breach.

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