Compliance with Laws
All laws and regulations are complied with in the countries in which the supplier operates. All other applicable international laws and regulations are complied with including those relating to international trade (such as those relating to sanctions, export controls and reporting obligations), data protection and anti- trust/competition laws.
There is a prohibition on all forms of bribery, corruption, extortion or embezzlement and there are adequate procedures in place to prevent bribery in all commercial dealings undertaken by all partners and suppliers.
Conflicts of Interest
All and any conflict of interest in any business dealings between any partners (of which the WNM is aware) must be declared transparently. Any ownership or beneficial interest in a partner’s or supplier’s business by a government official, representative of a political party or a WNM program worker need to be declared prior to any business relationship being entered into.
Gifts and Hospitality
Any business entertaining or hospitality as part of the WNM program is kept reasonable in nature, entirely for the purpose of maintaining good business relations and not intended to influence program related decisions in anyway. Gift giving should occur sparingly and always be legitimate and aligned with company policies.
Confidential and Competitor Information
All competitor information is obtained and used legitimately and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. No attempt is made to divulge to the WNM program any information about its competitors. Likewise, the WNM program’s confidential information must not be shared with any third party unless expressly permitted by the program management team
Financial Records, Money Laundering and Insider Trading
All business and commercial dealings are transparently performed and accurately recorded in the supplier’s books and records. There is no actual or attempted participation in money laundering. No confidential information in the supplier’s possession regarding the WNM program is used to either engage in or support insider trading.
Safeguarding Information and Property
The WNM program’s confidential information, know-how and intellectual property is respected and safeguarded. All information provided by WNM that is not in the public domain is deemed confidential and it is only used for its intended and designated purpose. All and any personal information about individuals, such as WNM’s partners or employees, is handled with full respect for the protection of their privacy and for all relevant privacy laws and regulations.
Product Quality and Responsible Innovation
Products and services are delivered to meet the specifications and quality and safety criteria specified in the relevant contract documents and are safe for their intended use. Research and development are conducted responsibly and based on good clinical practice and generally accepted scientific, technological and ethical principles.
Reporting Concerns and Non-retaliation
All workers (whether directly employed or not) are provided with means by which to raise their concerns about any of these requirements and processes are in place to ensure that workers who raise concerns and speak up in good faith are protected from retaliation.
All workers, both permanent and casual, are provided with employment documents that are freely agreed and which respect their legal and contractual rights.
All workers are treated with respect and dignity. No worker is subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment, abuse or other form of intimidation. There is no discrimination in employment, including hiring, compensation, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement.
Discrimination based on race, ethnicity, age, role, gender, gender identity, colour, religion, country of origin, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, dependants, disability, social class, union membership or political views is prevented. In particular, attention is paid to the rights of workers most vulnerable to discrimination.
Under no circumstances will a supplier use forced labour, whether in the form of compulsory or trafficked labour, indentured labour, bonded labour or other forms. Mental and physical coercion, slavery and human trafficking are prohibited
Under no circumstances will a supplier employ individuals under the age of 15 or under the local legal minimum age for work or mandatory schooling, whichever is higher. When young workers are employed they must not do work that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous or harmful or interferes with their schooling by depriving them of the opportunity to attend school.
All workers are provided with a total compensation package that includes wages, overtime pay, benefits and paid leave which meets or exceeds the legal minimum standards or appropriate prevailing industry standards, whichever is higher, and compensation terms established by legally binding collective bargaining agreements are implemented and adhered to.
Workers are not required to work more than the regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country where the workers are employed. All overtime work by workers is on a voluntary basis.
The rights of workers to freedom of association and collective bargaining are recognised and respected. Workers are not intimidated or harassed in the exercise of their right to join or refrain from joining any organisation.
A healthy and safe workplace is provided to prevent accidents and injury arising out of, linked with, or occurring in the course of work or as a result of the employer’s operations.
All workers are provided with transparent, fair and confidential procedures that result in swift, unbiased and fair resolution of difficulties which may arise as part of their working relationship.
The rights and title to property and land of the individual, indigenous people and local communities are respected. All negotiations with regard to their property or land, including the use of and transfers of it, adhere to the principles of free, prior and informed consent, contract transparency and disclosure
Operations, sourcing, manufacture, distribution of products and the supply of services are conducted with the aim of protecting and preserving the environment.