Distributors and manufacturers (referred to below as “suppliers”) to IAPB Members, through their inclusion as a Valued Supplier on the IAPB Standard List, should be aware of and abide by the IAPB’s Code of Conduct. Failure to comply with this Code of Conduct may result in the supplier’s removal from the IAPB Standard List.
IAPB actively encourages all participants of the supply chain to give feedback on any issues arising from quality, customer service, delivery, maintenance or suspected breach of the code of conduct. This may be used to initiate a formal request for further information or enquiry which may result in a supplier being removed temporarily or permanently from the IAPB standard list without prior notice.
IAPB expects suppliers to produce and/or sell goods and services that are developed, made or delivered under conditions where:
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Suppliers should as a minimum comply with all their own country statutory and other legal requirements relating to environmental impacts of their business. Areas to be considered are:
IAPB is committed to improving practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. Suppliers are expected to abide with the following objectives:
Valued Suppliers will not commit tax avoidance, corruption, bribery or fraud and they will notify IAPB immediately if they identify any of these issues related to their work with IAPB and its membership.
They should be aware that they can report all suspicions or allegations of aid diversion, fraud, money laundering or counter terrorism finance to the Counter Fraud and Whistleblowing Unit (CFWU) at [email protected] or on +44(0)1355 843551
They must notify IAPB if they, their staff or beneficial owners are on any ‘black lists’. Further information on this can be found in the footnote1.
Valued Suppliers will not engage in terrorist financing or work with any other organisation that engages in terrorist financing.
IAPB may remove suppliers from the Standard List / Valued Supplier Scheme where:
IAPB may remove suppliers from the Standard List / Valued Supplier Scheme where companies in the supply chain are found to be involved in
This CODE OF CONDUCT does not supersede IAPB Members individual Codes of Conduct. Suppliers are recommended to check these on the members’ websites.
1System for Award Management (SAM)
Master list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons maintained by the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions committee established under UNSC Resolution 1267
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