Code of ethics for suppliers
CODE OF ETHICS FOR SUPPLIERS
STATEMENT OF POLICY
Affinity Petcare (hereinafter “Affinity”) wishes to establish trustworthy and loyal relations with its suppliers in all of the countries in which it operates for all product categories and services provided. The mutual success of the business relationship between Affinity and its Suppliers must be based on respecting the following Principles:
GUIDING PRINCIPLES1. Ethics and Legality
The Supplier warrants that it complies with the laws in force in the country in which it operates and undertakes to comply with the strictest standards on ethical and moral conduct. It must therefore refrain from any type of corrupt practices and any conflicts of interest by providing truthful information in its dealings with Affinity and upholding fair competition.2. Best labour practices, Health and Safety
The Supplier undertakes to respect basic human and workplace rights that are internationally recognised in its area of influence, provide a safe working environment, promote equal opportunities and comply with the regulations on occupational hazard prevention.3. The Environment and Animal Welfare
The Supplier must comply with all legal requirements related to environmental protection, have the licences required for conducting its business, take a preventive approach to environmental protection and properly handle any substance or material that poses a danger if released into the atmosphere. The Supplier must likewise comply with any legal requirements related to animal welfare if applicable to it.4. Product Quality and Safety
The Supplier undertakes to ensure that all products supplied to Affinity comply with the regulations and laws in force related to food quality and safety. The Supplier undertakes to immediately inform Affinity about any matter or suspicion related to food safety.
The Supplier undertakes to respect all intellectual property rights and to process any information disclosed to it by Affinity concerning the business relationship between them in the strictest confidence, whereby it may not disclose any such information to third parties without Affinity’s prior written consent.6. Subcontractors
The Supplier is responsible for ensuring that all of its employees and subcontractors comply with these Principles.
All suppliers added to our database expressly accept this Code of Conduct.
For any query regarding the interpretation or application of this Code, Affinity makes available the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.