24SevenOffice is not only known for the services we offer but also for our active role to take responsibility for our environment and society. We expect our business Partners to do the same. These values outline the standards we expect our Partners to follow:
– Obey to all national laws in the country of operations
– Fulfill all requirements listed below, and expect us to do the same
– Where differences exist between laws and regulations, and our standards of business conduct, our Partner must follow the strictest alternative
Applies to all Partners of 24SevenOffice
These standards applies to all Partners of 24SevenOffice group companies (i.e. all companies where 24SevenOffice has the majority of ownership or control). We expect all our Partners to use the same standards when doing business with their Partners. It is the responsibility of each Partner to make sure their Partners acts accordingly to these standards. We expects our Partners to make sure all their Partners are informed of this and expects they have documentation thereof, which we can ask for upon request. These standards are not in any way meant to limit our Partners responsibility when conducting business with 24SevenOffice.
Business Partner of 24SevenOffice
We seek to do business with Partners which share our interest of responsible business behavior. We expect our Partners to meet the following standards:
1. Human Rights
1.1 Our Partners must treat all their workers fairly. Discrimination, unfair treatment, harassment, is not tolerated at all, neither because of ethnic origination, political, sexual orientation, nationality, religion or any other reasons.
1.2 Forced labor must not be used.
1.3 Our Partners must allow their workers to make their decision of whether to establish, join or not join trade unions or other associations. If national laws prohibit associations, workers must be allowed to elect representatives which can speak on their behalf.
2. Labor Standards
2.1 We expect our Partners to have labor policy which are communicated clearly to all employees. And in accordance with national laws as a minimum.
2.2 Child labor is not tolerated. People under 18 years must not be given risky tasks that could endanger them. The minimum age for employment or work shall be 16 years of age, the minimum age for employment in that country, or the age for completing compulsory education in that country, whichever is higher.
2.3 Our Partners are expected that working conditions strictly comply with all laws and regulations that apply to them.
2.4 Our Partners shall comply with all applicable health, safety and environmental laws and regulations. Partners shall have emergency plans and response procedures that implement all applicable laws and regulations. Partners shall adopt and implement a management system based on internationally recognized health and safety management principles and applicable laws.
3. 24SevenOffice takes the environment very seriously
3.1 Partners shall comply with all applicable health, safety and environmental laws and regulations when conducting business and reduce use of energy, water, and other resources where possible.
3.2 Our Partners shall have a documented and implemented environmental management system based on applicable laws.
4. Integrity and Compliance
4.1 Suppliers shall comply with the laws and regulations of all applicable jurisdictions, including all applicable anti-corruption laws.
4.2 Never provide or accept gifts, favors, or entertainment that may create undue influence, or even the appearance of undue influence.
4.3 Partners shall respect intellectual property rights and safeguard proprietary information. Transfer of technology and know-how shall be done in a manner that protects intellectual property rights.
4.4 Our Partners shall have codes of conduct and monitoring and reporting systems to prevent its entities from being used for money laundering and terrorism financing.
4.5 Partners must not violate any applicable laws regarding unfair competition or antitrust.
5. Operational stability
5.1 Partners must be prepared for any external events that may potentially disrupt or damage ongoing business. Emergency plans and training programs for managers and workers must be implemented to protect them.
Compliance and Monitoring
We expect our Partners to produce and maintain honest and accurate accounting and business records. That includes reasonable documentation to demonstrate compliance with this Partners Standards of Business Conduct. Please note that failure to comply with this Partners Standards of Business Conduct may result in termination as a 24SevenOffice Partner. For more information or questions, please visit www.24SevenOffice.com, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Partner Manager at 24SevenOffice.