Code of Conduct (supplier)


1. Ethical Business Practices

  • Our suppliers must conduct all business activities with honesty, integrity, and transparency.
  • Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Suppliers must maintain fair and ethical relationships with their own suppliers, employees, and customers.

2. Environmental Sustainability

  • Suppliers must prioritize environmental sustainability in their operations and production processes.
  • Suppliers must minimize their environmental impact by reducing waste, energy consumption, and emissions.
  • Suppliers must comply with all environmental regulations and strive for continuous improvement in environmental performance.

3. Social Responsibility

  • Suppliers must respect and uphold human rights, including labor rights, throughout their operations.
  • Suppliers must provide a safe, healthy, and respectful work environment for their employees.
  • Suppliers must prohibit discrimination, harassment, child labor, forced labor, and other forms of exploitation.
  • Suppliers must comply with minimum wage laws and ensure that all employees are paid at least the legally mandated minimum wage for their region and industry.
  • Suppliers must comply with age regulations and ensure that all employees are of legal working age according to national laws and regulations.

4. Compliance with REACH Regulations

  • Suppliers must comply with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulations.
  • Suppliers must provide accurate and up-to-date information on the presence of restricted substances in their products and processes.
  • Suppliers must ensure that all substances used in manufacturing, dyeing, printing, and finishing comply with REACH requirements.

5. Supply Chain Transparency

  • Suppliers must maintain transparency and traceability throughout their supply chains.
  • Suppliers must disclose information about the origin of materials, subcontractors, and production processes upon request.
  • Suppliers must cooperate with MARTAN's audits and inspections to verify compliance with this code of conduct.

6. Quality and Compliance

  • Suppliers must adhere to MARTAN's quality standards and specifications for materials, production, and finishing.
  • Suppliers must ensure that all products meet regulatory requirements and customer expectations for safety, performance, and durability.
  • Suppliers must promptly address any quality issues or non-compliance issues identified during production or inspection.

7. Continuous Improvement

  • Suppliers must commit to ongoing improvement in environmental, social, and ethical performance.
  • Suppliers must invest in training and development to enhance the skills and capabilities of their workforce.
  • Suppliers must actively seek feedback from MARTAN and other stakeholders to identify areas for improvement.

8. Compliance and Reporting

  • Suppliers must promptly report any violations of this code of conduct or any incidents that may impact product quality, safety, or compliance.
  • Suppliers must cooperate fully with MARTAN's investigations and corrective actions in response to reported violations or incidents.
  • Suppliers must maintain confidentiality and protect whistleblowers from retaliation.

Published in November 2023