Our suppliers must ensure sustainable and ethical business practices through policies, targets, management systems and processes that reflect the impacts and opportunities of the organization. In addition, they must strive for continuous improvement of their sustainability performance. Our suppliers must comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations as well as the standards relevant for their business. This requires systematic documentation and records. Non-conformities must be identified and addressed through appropriate controls.
Usui Susira International Private Limited’s (USI) suppliers are evaluated with respect to their ability to meet USI’s requirements and specified expectations. More specifically, USI assesses and audits suppliers in fields such as environmental performance, health & safety, human rights, ethics and fair competition. Suppliers who repeatedly fail to meet the defined requirements will be identified and corrective actions will be taken.
USI has defined a Responsible Sourcing Process that focuses on two main challenges. First, ensuring that all of Our suppliers comply with our defined sustainability standards. Second, we aim to purposefully work with our strategic suppliers to continuously improve sustainability standards in our value chain.
1) Fair working conditions
Our suppliers are required to ensure fair working conditions. This includes:
- Giving employees the right to rest and recuperate, and providing them with fair compensation and benefits.
- Prohibiting discrimination relating to, but not limited to, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, trade union membership, disability, nationality, social origin or age.
- Respecting the rights of employees to freedom of assembly and association.
- Demonstrating zero tolerance for forced labor based on the following three principles:
1.Every worker should have freedom of movement
2. No worker should pay for a job
3. No worker should be indebted or coerced to work
- Prohibiting child labor.
2) Plant and process safety
The design and operation of our suppliers’ production plants and manufacturing processes must be safe for their employees, the public and the surrounding communities.
Risk assessments must be carried out for all production facilities. Processes that may lead to serious incidents must be identified, and their hazards and risks must be thoroughly analyzed. Adequate corrective actions must be taken to minimize identified risks.
This also includes the handling, storage and transportation of materials, which must be conducted in a manner that is safe for human health and the environment.
3) Product safety
Our suppliers products must be safe for their intended use in terms of human health and the environment. hey must also ensure that the information necessary for the safe handling and use of their products is available.
Special attention must be paid to hazardous materials. In this case, product safety must be evaluated in a risk assessment process.
4) Fair competition and anti-corruption
Our suppliers are required to be honest in their dealings with others, obeying all applicable laws and corresponding regulations governing fraud, bribery and corruption. Our suppliers must be committed to the principles of fair competition and comply with the antitrust and fair competition laws of the countries in which they conduct business.
5) Environmental impact reduction
USI is committed to reducing its environmental footprint in areas such as energy, waste, GHG emissions and water as well as driving progress toward a circular economy. We expect our suppliers to support us in achieving our goals and to set themselves targets that are as ambitious as our own.
USI acknowledges that the extent of environmental management varies between suppliers because the nature of our suppliers operations varies widely.
6) Supply chain transparency
USI strives to create supply chains with complete traceability in order to assess and monitor associated risks. We expect our suppliers to work with us on this traceability target to comply with our Responsible Sourcing Policy.
7) Conflict-free supply chains
We are committed to ensuring restriction of Hazardous Substances in the supply chains of our materials and expect our suppliers to support this goal. Hazardous Substances, i.e., Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, require specific attention. Our commitment includes zero tolerance for sourcing from regions in which military conflicts are taking place.
we require our suppliers to provide documentary evidence that all of the materials they source are complying to RoHS and that they do not obtain or process metals from critical regions.
8) Reporting on breaches
Suppliers, their workers and contractors are required to report actual or suspected breaches of this Responsible Sourcing Policy as quickly as possible to USI’s Sustainability committee
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All reports submitted are treated confidentially.
Note: This “Responsible Sourcing Policy” represents fundamental principles to which USI is committed. However, this document should not be misinterpreted as providing an independent basis for assertion of contractual rights against USI.