Supply Chain Sustainability
Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) has worked worldwide for more than 40 years and is strongly committed to operating ethically, prudently, responsibly and safely. Our Sustainable Development Policy commits the Company to high standards on environmental, health & safety, human rights & labour policies, business ethics and community issues. It also commits us to preferring to work with suppliers who share the same standards and promote sustainable development.
This is the latest publication of our Code of Conduct, which has been renamed in this version to more closely reflect the goal that we share with all of our suppliers – to make our businesses sustainable.
We actively seek to select and work with suppliers who not only comply with laws and regulations, but go beyond by setting standards that are expected of an industry leader. We also have a strong preference to work with suppliers who share our commitment to honesty and integrity and who seek to integrate principles of sustainable development into all areas of their business.
- Swire Pacific Offshore is committed to select and retain qualified suppliers that meet this Supply Chain Sustainability Code of Conduct.
Our Supply Chain Sustainability Standards describe our minimum requirements for;
- Legal and regulatory compliance
- Not employing under-age workers
- Not employing forced labour
- Health and Safety in the workplace
- Protection for the environment
- Provision of proper compensation and appropriate working hours for employees
- Respect for employees’ rights and not discriminating against employees
- Sharing the Standards with sub-contractors
- Having high ethical standards
- Communicating openly and effectively with employees
Legal and Regulatory Compliance
Suppliers shall ensure their operations and the products and services supplied to Swire Pacific Offshore comply with all national and other applicable laws and regulations.
Suppliers must not use forced, coerced, bonded, or indentured, or involuntary prison labour in any form.
All work, including overtime work, shall be voluntary. Employees should be free to leave employment upon giving reasonable notice. Suppliers should not require employees to hand-over government-issued identification, passports or work permits as a condition of employment.
Suppliers must not:
- employ any person under the local legal minimum employment age, or
- employ any person in a manner which conflicts with completion of their compulsory schooling, or
- employ any person below the age of 16 years on a full time basis.