Human rights, ensuring good care of animals and reducing environmental impact are the main themes of Martin & Servera's Code of Conduct. The new amendments include stricter requirements on respecting human rights.
Martin & Servera adopted its first Code of Conduct in 2008; it applies to all suppliers and aims to control the entire supply chain. Work has been in progress ever since to ensure compliance with the Code, for example through continuous audit inspections around the world. The update now being made to the Code of Conduct will make the Code a better tool in follow-up work. We want all of Martin & Servera's suppliers, both in Sweden and abroad, to work in accordance with the requirements stated in the Code of Conduct, within the company as well as with the sub-suppliers.
Martin & Servera's Code of Conduct is based on the United Nations Framework and the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP), including children's rights, the International Labour Organization's (ILO's) Fundamental Conventions on working conditions and rights in working life, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, the United Nations Convention against Corruption and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
The major amendments in the new Code of Conduct
- Clarifying requirements on respecting human rights
- An anti-corruption policy shall be adopted and followed
- Reinforced requirements on labour law issues and work environment issues
- Stricter requirements on animal welfare and work to counteract resistance to antibiotics
- Management systems including a policy for social responsibility shall be in place
- Both local and global environmental aspects shall be taken into consideration in the value chain
Niclas God, Procurement Director, firstname.lastname@example.org phone +46 8 672 84 64