Supplier Code of Conduct

Communicating a set of clear ethical guidelines to suppliers can help ensure supply chain vendors operate in a socially responsible manner and reduce your organization's compliance, financial, and reputational risks.

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    Help suppliers understand your organization's standards and expectations with regard to labor, ethics, health and safety, and the environment.

    Supplier Code of Conduct covers these topics and more:


    • Voluntary work
    • Employment agreements
    • Young/Student workers
    • Working hours
    • Wages and benefits
    • Freedom of association


    • Gifts and courtesies
    • Charitable contributions
    • Conflicts of interest
    • Disclosures
    • Intellectual property
    • Data privacy and security
    • Responsible sourcing

    Health and Safety

    • Occupational safety
    • Injury and illness
    • Industrial hygiene
    • Emergency preparedness
    • Machine safeguarding
    • Working and living conditions


    • Environmental permits and reporting
    • Hazardous substances
    • Material restrictions
    • Waste and emissions

    Supplier Code of Conduct Training

    A Supplier Code of Conduct establishes a set of legal and ethical guidelines for supply chain vendors to follow. An effective Code should clearly explain applicable laws and regulations and set standards of behavior for all aspects of suppliers’ business operations.


    Providing Code of Conduct training to suppliers is one of the essential measures organizations can take to communicate and reinforce high standards of business ethics and integrity, and reduce the compliance, financial and reputational risks associated with suppliers and third parties.

    Online Training

    Supplier Code of Conduct

    This 20-minute course is designed for companies to provide to their supply chain vendors. It explains the standards and expectations with regard to labor, ethics, health and safety and the environment so that suppliers can meet their contractual obligations with their business partners. The training features a video host, eLearning interactions and viewer email to reinforce key concepts and address common questions. A certificate of completion is included. This course supports Traliant’s Modern Slavery in Supply Chains Training.

    The Traliant difference

    Our modern, interactive approach to online compliance training combines up-to-date content and eLearning strategies and technology to raise awareness, motivate positive behavior and foster respectful, inclusive workplaces. Traliant courses are mobile-optimized for access on any device and can be customized to reflect your organization’s industry, policies, culture and branding.

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    Training suppliers is an essential measure that organizations can take to provide clarity into the applicable laws and regulations and set conduct expectations within a suppliers’ business operations to reduce your organization’s exposure to risk.

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