CODE OF CONDUCT
This Supplier Code of Conduct sets forth the framework of acceptable conduct CTA expects from its contractors, consultants, suppliers, vendors, and all other third- party companies that comprise CTA’s supply chain (“Suppliers”). This Supplier Code of Conduct is based on CTA’s commitment to integrity. This Supplier Code of Conduct may be amended by CTA from time to time.
CTA supports and respects the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights for those who work for CTA, and CTA expects its suppliers to do the same. This includes the creation and maintenance of an environment that treats employees with dignity and respect, which support the freedom of speech, religion and that its Suppliers comply with all applicable laws on non-discrimination and anti-harassment in hiring and employment
CTA does not tolerate any form of forced labour or trafficking practice in its business or in its supplier’s business. All work, including overtime work, shall be voluntary and employees shall be free to leave upon reasonable notice. Employees will not be forced to hand over government-issued identification (passports or work permits) as a condition of their employment.
CTA does not tolerate any form of child labour in violation of international recognized conventions and CTA requires that its Suppliers comply with the same regulations.
Children under the age of 18 shall not be engaged in labour that is hazardous to their health or safety, including night work. Children under the age of 15 (14 or 16 in certain countries) shall under no circumstances be engaged in labour that is detrimental to their education.
Health and Safety
Ensuring a safe and healthy workplace for CTA employees is vital to CTA and CTA requires from itself and from its Suppliers to comply with recognized international conventions and local legislation to take every effort to provide a healthy and safe work environment.
CTA expect its Suppliers to respect all applicable working hour requirements as established by local law and applicable international conventions.
CTA expect its Suppliers to comply with all wages and hour laws and regulations, including those pertaining to minimum wages, overtime wages, piece rates, other elements of compensation.
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
CTA recognizes the importance of open communication and direct engagement between workers and management. CTA expects that its Suppliers respect the rights of workers to communicate openly with their management regarding working conditions and if applicable under local law, that its Suppliers respect any rights of employees to freely associate, organize and bargain collectively.
Bribery and Corruption
CTA does not accept that any of its employees accept or offer any form of corruption, bribes or facilitation payments whether directly or through others. CTA expect its Suppliers not to take any action that could violate, or cause CTA to violate, any applicable laws or regulations with respect to corrupt practices, extortion, fraud, bribery or facilitation payments.
CTA does not accept that anything of value is offered or given to any government official or to employees of State-owned companies to expedite or secure business on CTA’s business.
Gifts and Hospitality
CTA does not accept that any of its employees or Suppliers accept or offer any form of gifts or hospitality that is not customary or reasonable in terms of value and frequency.
CTA is committed to openness in all its interactions, while respecting confidentiality in business relations. CTA protect sensitive and confidential information through professional secrecy, and keep documents and data in safe custody. CTA expect its Suppliers to adhere to the same principles.
It is the common responsibility of CTA and its Suppliers to reduce harmful emissions from their operations. CTA expect suppliers to identify and implement actions to minimize any harmful emissions; reduce or eliminate and properly dispose of waste of all types and ensure sustainable use of resources.
CTA seeks to ensure the ethical treatment of animals and has a zero tolerance of animal cruelty in its supply chain. CTA expects from its Suppliers to ensure that they also meet higher animal welfare standards and the animals are free from hunger thirst, discomfort pain, injury, disease fear, and distress normal behaviors.
CTA expect its Suppliers to comply with all economic and trade sanctions applicable to them or CTA, imposed against countries, regimes, entities or individuals, including sanctions imposed by the United Nations, European Union and the United States of America.
CTA reserves the right to check of the observance of this Supplier Code of Conduct in a suitable manner by regular spot checks and/or if there is a well-founded suspicion to do so. Audit processes will be determined at the time. In case CTA considers there being a breach of this Supplier Code of Conduct and CTA regards such breach to be of material character, and the Supplier is unwilling to collaborate and agree upon remedies for such breach, CTA reserves the right to terminate the business relationship and any agreements with said Supplier in breach without any liability and on an immediate basis without prior notice.
Declaration by Supplier
As an existing or potential supplier to CTA, we confirm that we have read and understand this Supplier Code of Conduct and will support and comply with the principles as amended from time to time.
We also accept CTA’s right, in the case of material breach of this Supplier Code of Conduct, to terminate the contractual relationship or an order for goods or services without liability to any CTA entity or representative if no appropriate corrective actions are taken by the supplier.
Establishment : 18/12/2018