Supplier’s Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct outlines standards for conducting business in an ethical, lawful and responsible way. In accordance with these standards, Veuniq has established this Supplier Code of Conduct to ensure its suppliers are committed to the same principles.

Suppliers, their employees, agents, and subcontractors (collectively referred to as “Suppliers”) may enter into agreements with Veuniq to conduct business with us or on our behalf. All Suppliers are required to comply with this Supplier Code of Conduct, or at least all applicable laws and regulations. In rare circumstances, such agreements can still move forward if Veuniq identifies sufficient compensating controls in place to reasonably ensure legal compliance. Veuniq expects Suppliers to have strong corporate governance in place to support their compliance with this Code of Conduct. Veuniq may audit a Supplier upon reasonable notice to help confirm compliance with this Code of Conduct. Veuniq reserves the right to discontinue a Supplier relationship in the event they are found to be acting unlawfully or in violation of this Code of Conduct or any applicable Veuniq policy.

Legal and Regulatory Compliance

Anti-Corruption: Never give or offer anything of value to gain an improper advantage, whether it be in dealings with government officials or the private sector. Suppliers are required to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Antitrust: Do not participate in any anti-competitive conduct such as discussing or exchanging competitively sensitive information or agreeing to geographic markets, customers or pricing with competitors. Suppliers are required to comply with all applicable antitrust and fair competition laws.

Trade: Comply with applicable import and export laws, act in accordance with every applicable trade restrictions of the country.

Business Practices and Ethics

Conflicts of Interest: Avoid conflicts of interest or even the appearance of conflicts of interest. Suppliers must not deal directly with any Veuniq employee whose spouse, domestic partner or other relative has an interest in the Supplier as an employee, partner, owner, investor, or similar roles, including negotiating the Supplier contract.

Gifts and Hospitality: Avoid giving gifts or providing lavish hospitality to Veuniq employees. If offering a gift or hospitality to an Veuniq employee, Suppliers should use good judgement and ensure it complies with applicable laws, and is consistent with local laws.

Records Management: Accurately record, maintain, and report financial and business information. Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations regarding such information.

External Communications: Do not speak publicly on Veuniq’s behalf unless authorised to do so by Veuniq.

Risk Management: Implement internal policies, procedures, and controls to identify, address, and remediate risks addressed in this Code of Conduct as well as applicable legal requirements.

Training and Communication: Communicate this Code of Conduct to all employees or contractors who will be conducting business with Veuniq and conduct training for employees, when necessary.

Labour Practices

Anti-harassment and Unlawful Discrimination: Provide equal opportunity employment and maintain a respectful work environment that is free of discrimination, violence harassment and intimidation.

Human Rights: Respect human rights, provide fair working conditions and prohibit forced, compulsory or child labour.

Compensation: Provide compensation (including overtime and benefits) that at a minimum, complies with local laws. Suppliers must pay their employees in a timely manner and provide documentation detailing the basis of their pay.

Freedom of Association: Abide by all applicable laws pertaining to freedom of association and collective bargaining. Do not retaliate against employees who choose to organise.

Environmental Protection

Compliance with Environmental Laws and Regulations: Abide by all applicable laws for hazardous materials, air emissions, waste and wastewater discharges.

Ecological Footprint: Conduct business in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner, including: resource-efficient consumption of energy, water and other natural resources, minimising waste and diversion from landfills, and reducing harmful chemical use.

Protection of Data, Intellectual Property, and Assets

Data Protection: Protect confidential and proprietary information of Veuniq, Veuniq employees, members, and others with whom we do business. Information should not be disclosed without proper authorisation and should only be used for a legitimate business purpose. All information uses must comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and governing contracts.

Protect Veuniq’s Intellectual Property and Assets: Protect and use Veuniq’s intellectual property and tangible assets responsibly. Veuniq’s intellectual property (including name, logo, trademarks, etc.) and tangible assets should be used for legitimate business purposes and only when authorised to do so by Veuniq.

Reporting Concerns

If a Supplier is in violation of this Code of Conduct they are required to notify Veuniq immediately.

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