Business Partners Policy

Dietsmann requires its business partners to adopt the principles of its ethics charter, to comply with its commitments to the United Nations Global Compact and to promote these principles and commitments in terms of Human Rights, Labor rights, Health, Safety & Security, Respect of the natural Environment and Ethical business conduct.

While Dietsmann recognizes that every local legal & cultural context is specific, this policy provides a framework to be respected.

Dietsmann’s requirements apply to the selection and retention of any kind of business partneranywhere in the world. The term “business partner” refers to any commercial entity linked to Dietsmann, whether this is a supplier, a subcontractor, an agent, a joint venture partner or a customer.

Dietsmann reserves the right, having given reasonable notice, to assess and monitor, directly or through third parties, the on-going performance of business partners and their compliance with this policy (review, site visits…). A periodic report may be requested to certify compliance.

If any noncompliance with this policy becomes apparent, the business partner is expected to initiate a corrective action plan.

If such a corrective action plan is not implemented, Dietsmann reserves the right to reconsider the object of the contract.

Business partners are also expected to impose these principles, values and policies on their own business partners and regularly monitor compliance with this obligation.

This policy has been translated into the Dietsmann’s commonly used languages to guarantee maximum clarity and transparency towards our business partners.

 

Our commitments

Human Rights & Labor Rights Compliance

 

  • Compliance with International Labor Organization principles and rights:
    • Ban the use of child labor or forced labor;
    • Prohibit the use of corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion or verbal abuse;
    • Proscribe any form of discrimination and harassment;
    • Comply with applicable laws on working hours and ensure wages that enable the local basic needs of personnel to be met;
    • Ensure equal opportunity and the promotion of each individual employee’s development;
    • Respect freedom of association and collective bargaining.
  • Compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

Ensure a healthy, safety & secure workplace

 

  • Comply with the standards and requirements of international and local laws, regulations and rules;
  • Assess risks related to operations and reduce them to the lowest possible level;
  • Require that all employees, whatever hierarchical level, are made responsible for their behaviour in the application of health & safety requirements;
  • Openly communicate the results and monitoring of HSEQ objectives;
  • Implement a disaster plan to protect employees as well as environment.

Mitigate impacts on the environment

 

  • Comply with applicable environmental laws;
  • Assess environmental impacts;
  • Initiate a responsible use of material resources and actions to mitigate impacts (waste, pollution…).

Uphold ethical business conduct

 

  • Comply with applicable trade and immigration laws;
  • Comply with anti-corruption and anti-bribery standards;
  • Ensure transparency of procurement processes;
  • Honor contractual obligations;
  • Respect individual and commercial confidentiality of information.