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Globeducate Supplier Code of Conduct

Globeducate aims to run our schools in a lawful, ethical, socially responsible, and environmentally sustainable manner. We are fully committed to supporting and respecting human rights, and we support the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). Globeducate requires the same commitment from our suppliers (suppliers, service providers, contractors, and contract manufacturers).

Globeducate schools are active members of the communities we serve. Our schools promote, and strive for economic, social, and environmental sustainability in order to provide a quality education and safe learning environment for our students and their families. Our biggest contribution to society is to prepare our students to become global citizens who will shape the world. As educators, we have the opportunity and responsibility to lead by example.

Globeducate does not tolerate bribery or any other form of corrupt behaviour. Our suppliers must adhere to the same ethical principles and work with their own suppliers on anti-corruption.

Globeducate is committed to following the sustainability principles. We require our business partners to explicitly acknowledge and adhere to the principles embodied in this Supplier Code of Conduct, and to ensure that their own suppliers will also comply with these principles.

 

Ethics
Suppliers shall conduct their business in an ethical manner and act with integrity. This includes:

 

·         Business Integrity and Fair Competition
All corruption, extortion and embezzlement are prohibited. Suppliers shall not pay or accept bribes or participate in other illegal inducements in business or government relationships. Suppliers shall conduct their business according to fair business practices and in compliance with all applicable laws.

·         Identification of Concerns
All workers are encouraged to report concerns or illegal activities in the workplace, without threat of reprisal, intimidation or harassment. Suppliers shall investigate and take corrective action if needed.

·         Animal Welfare
Suppliers must respect animal welfare and work progressively towards adopting healthy and humane practices towards animals based on best available technology and standards.

·         Social Media
Suppliers will not publish any posts referring to Globeducate, or any of its schools and other entities, on social media without previously consulting Globeducate.

·         Privacy
Suppliers shall safeguard and make only proper use of confidential information to ensure that company, employee, and student privacy rights are protected.

 

Employment

Suppliers shall be committed to uphold the human rights of workers and to treat them with dignity and respect. This includes:

 

·         Freely Chosen Employment
Suppliers shall not use forced, bonded, indentured or involuntary prison labor.

·         Child Labor
Suppliers shall not use child labor. No person shall be employed under the age of 15 or under the age of completion of compulsory education, whichever is higher.

·         Non-Discrimination
Suppliers shall provide a workplace free of harassment and discrimination. Discrimination for reasons such as color, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion, political affiliation, union membership or marital status is not tolerated.

·         Fair Treatment
Suppliers shall provide a workplace free of harsh and inhumane treatment, including any sexual harassment, sexual abuse, corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion or verbal abuse of workers and no threat of any such treatment.

·         Wages, Benefits and Working Hours
Suppliers shall compensate workers appropriately and comply with all local wage laws, including minimum wages and tariff agreements. Suppliers shall comply with the maximum working hours and recognize that overtime is voluntary and will be compensated accordingly.

·         Freedom of Association
Suppliers shall respect the rights of employees, as set forth in local laws, to associate freely, seek representation and join workers’ councils.

·         Health and Safety
Suppliers shall provide employees with a workplace that is safe and free of health risks.

 

Environment

The viability of our communities and biological systems on which we depend, are threatened by a range of environment issues, including: climate change, water scarcity, depletion of natural resources and associated biodiversity loss. We encourage our suppliers to minimize their environmental impact, and to engage in activities that reduce, reuse, and recycle. This includes:

 

·         Environmental Authorizations
Suppliers shall comply with all applicable environmental laws, regulations and standards.

·         Waste and Emissions
Suppliers shall have systems in place to minimize hazardous emissions into the environment. Waste should be reused or recycled where possible.

·         Environmental Policy
Suppliers shall have a clear understanding of the environmental impact associated with the products and services they provide and must have in place an effective environmental policy.

·         Demonstrated Commitment
Supplier must show commitment to reducing their negative environmental impacts and provide visibility to their progress towards this commitment. Suppliers should encourage the development and use of environmentally friendly technologies and practices and the reduction of negative environmental impacts throughout their supply chain.