Supplier Code of Conduct
Albright Partners ("Albright") is committed to the highest standards of integrity and social responsibility, and Albright expects all its Suppliers engaged in providing products and services to Albright (“Suppliers”) to have, or to make, a similar commitment.
The Albright Supplier Code of Conduct ("Code") describes Albright’s expectations of how its Suppliers conduct business. Albright expects Suppliers to act in accordance with the Code, and at a minimum requires that all Suppliers comply with applicable laws and regulations within the geographies where they operate, and be open and cooperative with the regulators enforcing such laws. In instances where expectations outlined in the Code differ from local laws, Suppliers must follow these expectations within the bounds of applicable local laws.
The Code reflects Albright’s values and sets forth what it expected of its Suppliers with respect to the following topics:
1. Ethics and integrity
2. Data privacy and security
3. Inclusion and diversity
4. Employment and working conditions
5. Wellbeing, health and safety
Supplier Code of Conduct
Ethics and integrity
Albright is committed to the highest ethical standards and compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. In particular, Albright requires Suppliers to adhere to the following standards:
Bribery and anti-corruption
Suppliers must fully comply with requirements of all applicable bribery and anticorruption laws set forth in the EU.
Gifts and entertainment
Suppliers must not offer or accept any gift to obtain improper advantages or influence for the Supplier, Albright (such as Albright’s employees and their family members and associates), or any third party. Gifts include a benefit, fees, commissions, dividends, cash, gratuity, services, or any inducements.
Non-retaliation for reports of concern
Albright expects Suppliers to have a policy and process for reporting of workplace concerns. The policy and process should be transparent and understandable, and should protect reporting and participating individuals from retaliation.
Data privacy and security
Albright requires its Suppliers to protect the privacy of individuals and the security of confidential assets and information.
Confidential assets and information
Suppliers must protect Albright’s and its clients’ confidential assets and information. Suppliers must design and maintain processes to provide appropriate protections for this information.
Personal information and privacy
Albright requires Suppliers to protect personal information in compliance with all applicable local laws. Personal information provided by or on behalf of Albright should only be used, accessed, and disclosed as permitted by the Supplier agreement.
Inclusion and diversity
Albright fosters an inclusive culture and believes diversity should be celebrated and discrimination of any form should not be tolerated.
Non-discrimination and diversity
Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws relating to discrimination in hiring, employment practices, and harassment and retaliation. Albright expects Suppliers to operate workplaces free of discrimination, harassment, victimization, and any other abuse on any grounds including but not limited to age, disability, ethnic or social origin, gender, gender identity, nationality, race, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, political convictions, religious beliefs, union affiliation, or veteran status.
Employment and working conditions
As a participant in the United Nations Global Compact, Albright supports the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Albright strives to adhere to the principles set forth in these standards, and expects its Suppliers to do the same.
Modern slavery / human trafficking
Albright does not tolerate slavery, forced labor, or human trafficking in any form. Albright requires Suppliers to fully comply with the applicable legal requirements of slavery, forced labor and human trafficking laws (e.g. UK Modern Slavery Act 2015), and expects Suppliers to enact practices to ensure compliance with such laws.
Albright does not tolerate child labor in any form. Suppliers must act in compliance with all laws regulating minimum working age for each position, including any laws pertaining to the employment, apprenticeships, and internships of youths and students.
Albright does not tolerate human rights violations in any form. Albright expects Suppliers to enact practices to maintain a respectful and safe workplace. Albright expects Suppliers to not tolerate physical violence, threats, corporal punishment, mental coercion, verbal abuse, disrespectful behavior, bullying or harassment of any kind.
Suppliers must comply with all applicable local wage and labor laws. Albright expects Suppliers to provide employees with a timely and understandable wage statement that includes sufficient information to verify accurate compensation for work. All use of temporary, dispatch and outsourced labor shall be in accordance with local law.
Wellbeing, health, and safety
Albright expects Suppliers to implement sound health and safety practices across business operations.
Health and safety
Suppliers must comply with all applicable health and safety laws and regulations. Albright expects Suppliers to adopt practices to minimize health and safety risks, support accident prevention, and ensure a safe workspace for all workers.
Albright is committed to reducing the impact of its operations on the natural environment and working with its Suppliers to do the same.
Suppliers must comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations. Albright advises Suppliers to measure, manage, and address energy usage and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. And, where applicable, advises its Suppliers to measure, manage and reduce water and waste in its operations.
Compliance with the Code
Suppliers are required to promptly report to Albright legal violations or violations of the Code or other Albright policy.
Suppliers must promptly forward to Albright, if permitted by law, any subpoenas, regulatory requests, media inquiries, or other third-party requests concerning Albright. To report a Albright supplier please email email@example.com. Albright will keep the reported information confidential, provided it does not hinder any investigation and is permitted to do so by law.