Amthor International Code of Conduct

Amthor International Code of Conduct

Amthor International is committed to responsible business practices with the highest level of integrity. Respect for human rights and environmental stewardship are fundamental principles of our business. We expect our suppliers, business partners, distributors, and vendors to share those principles and uphold our standards.  Suppliers, business parters, distributors, and vendors must also conduct their business with a high level of integrity, maintain transparency, and accurate records.

We require all suppliers, business partners, distributors, dealers, vendors, manufacturers, contractors, subcontractors, and their agents (collectively, “suppliers”) to abide by the following standards:

Ethical Business Practices
We seek business partners who adhere to the highest ethical standards in their business practices and their interactions with Amthor International. Amthor International does not allow any exchange of favors, money, or gifts, with our team members with the intent to influence business decisions. As with the other standards outlined, Amthor International Team Members are held to the same rules and strictly prohibited from engaging in solicitation of anything of value from business partners.

Social and Labor
No Forced Labor or Human Trafficking

We condemn forced labor and human trafficking and will not knowingly work with suppliers who engage in these practices. All workers have the right to engage in work willingly, without surrendering identification and without the payment of fees. Workers have the right to freedom of movement, and our suppliers must ensure it is available to them. Workers have the right to terminate their employment without penalty upon providing reasonable notice. Suppliers must also procure their raw materials and components for Amthor International products solely from sources that do not utilize forced labor or engage in human trafficking.

No Underage Labor
We do not tolerate the use of underage labor and will not knowingly work with suppliers that utilize underage workers. We define a minor worker as an individual younger than the local minimum working age or the age of 15, whichever older. Suppliers must comply with all age-related working restrictions as set by local law and adhere to international standards as defined by the International Labor Organization (ILO) regarding age-appropriate work.

Health and Safety
Suppliers must provide a safe and healthy working environment that complies with local laws and minimizes occupational hazards.

Equal Employment Opportunities
Supplier is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital or veteran status.

No Discrimination
We respect cultural and individual differences and believe discrimination should not be tolerated. Suppliers are expected to maintain a discrimination-free workplace and to employ legally-eligible workers based upon on their abilities, rather than their race, color, sex, pregnancy status, gender identity, marital or veteran status, political opinions, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, social origin, national origin or any other basis that is prohibited by law.

No Harassment
We believe that all workers should be treated with dignity. Suppliers must not engage in, condone, or tolerate physical, verbal, mental, or sexual harassment against or among their workers.

Wages
Suppliers must provide wages and benefits that meet or exceed local law requirements and distribute/presented on time. We encourage suppliers to commit to the betterment of wages and benefits to improve the lives of workers and their families in the communities where they live.

Freedom of Association
We seek suppliers who productively engage workers and value them as critical assets to sustainable business success.  Respecting the rights of workers to make an informed decision to associate or not with any group, consistent with all applicable laws.

Environmental Sustainability 

Environmental Management and Monitoring Systems

Suppliers must have ecological monitoring systems that accurately measure and track operational and production impacts to air, water, and any other environmental system which may be deemed necessary to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Licenses and Permitting
Suppliers must acquire and maintain all legally required environmental permits and business operating licenses necessary for the production of their products and the operation of their facilities. We will not tolerate suppliers operating without valid, current permits.

Cyber Breach or Data Loss
The supplier will promptly notify Amthor International in the event of a data breach or data loss that includes Amthor International data or any other breach that could have an impact on Amthor International.