Our Supplier Code of Conduct describes the principles that Maritech’s suppliers and, if used, sub-suppliers must comply with.
Maritech sets high standards for its operations and its employees with respect to human rights, working environment and ethical business practices. High ethical and moral standards define our core values and is how Maritech do business. Furthermore, Maritech sets the same standards for its value chain. Our business partners must utilize a business practice that meet all the requirements listed in this conduct.
From our early beginning in 1975, focusing on traceability through the value chain has been a common denominator for all Maritech solutions and projects. Today, this foundation is more important than ever, as it is enabling our customers to optimize their processes and contribute to a greener, more efficient value chain.
As a leading technology company, we are in a position where we see it as our duty, as well as a major opportunity, to help our customers to do more sustainable business. Examples are optimization of transport capacity, sensor data from IoT, and improved production planning resulting in reduced waste and resource consumption. Our analytics tools provide valuable insights, and our traceability solutions ensure food security and documentation throughout the value chain.
Maritech’s methodology and core values are Innovate together, Help each other, Act with integrity, and Passion for fish and freight. Our core values are important to ensure cultural alignment in a growing company, and values we would like our vendors to reflect. These values guide our attitudes and actions. Violations of human rights, work environment, business practices, etc. are not in line with our vision and ethical guidelines at Maritech.
Every member of our workforce upholds Maritech’s values. Maritech require all its partners to do the same, and this document functions as a guide for all business dealings to abide by the same ethical principles as we do. The Supplier Code of Conduct sets the principles that Maritech require its suppliers to accept and follow.
Who does the Supplier Code of Conduct apply to?
The Supplier Code of Conduct applies to all companies that supply products and/or services to Maritech. Sub-suppliers are included if relevant, as well as their employees.
Suppliers are responsible for ensuring that everyone who are involved in doing business with Maritech, have read and understood the content, as well as agreed to the principles presented in the conduct. Suppliers must have a process in place to ensure and verify compliance with the conduct and are responsible for ensuring that their sub suppliers also abide by it. Supplier Code of Conduct.
What we require of our suppliers
Laws and regulations
Maritech requires the supplier to respect and comply with the laws and regulations in the country in which they operate. For Maritech, it is also important that our suppliers comply with the principles set out in the UN Global Compact, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the fundamental ILO Conventions on Labor Rights, as well as other relevant ILO Conventions, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
These obligations include:
Labor rights and working conditions
Suppliers’ employees are entitled not to be subject to degrading treatment. Employees must be paid, enjoy good working conditions and not be subject to discrimination. All employees must be treated equally, irrespective of gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability, etc. Employees must have safe and healthy working conditions. They must have a legitimate contract of employment, the right to a good standard of living and wellbeing. In addition, procedures for regulated working hours and compensation must be put in place and complied with.
Maritech does not accept any form of child labor. Our suppliers must fully comply with the ILO conventions on child labor and children’s rights. It is important that the supplier requires no form of child labor to be used anywhere in their value chain.
If child labor is discovered, careful negotiations, whereas no partnership is an outcome, will be done. It is assumed that the supplier has routines and processes in place to deal with the situation, regarding the best possible outcome for the child.
Freedom of association and the right to organize
Employees are entitled to organize and must have the opportunity to join a trade union. They must also have the right to strike. Where the law of the land restricts these rights, the supplier must take action to promote them based on human rights principles and the provisions set out in the various conventions.
Freedom from forced labor
All prohibitions against forced labor and slavery must be observed. If evidence of modern slavery or forced labor is discovered, suppliers must have routines and procedures in place to deal with their negative impact on human rights, with the aim of achieving the best possible conditions for those concerned. Supplier Code of Conduct.
Maritech reject all forms of corruption. Maritech require that neither suppliers nor their managers/owners have been convicted of corruption, fraud, or money laundering. It is expected from our suppliers that they do not, with the purpose of obtaining an advantage, offer, promise, or give Maritech employees monetary gifts or other considerations.
If corruption or other violations of the Code of Conduct is suspected, Maritech encourage all parties to report the matter to us.
Distortion of competition and confidentiality
Suppliers must always act in accordance with prevailing competition laws and regulations. Suppliers must not share information or enter into agreements with competitors, customers, or suppliers in a manner which contravenes competition laws and regulations. Information accruing to suppliers in connection with their collaboration with Maritech must be treated as confidential and must, under no circumstance, be shared with any third party outside the regulations of Åpenhetsloven.
Payment of taxes
It is expected that the supplier meets all their obligations with regards to registration and the payment of taxes (indirect, direct, and national insurance contributions), for the whole supplier chain of the vendor.
Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment
Maritech require that our supplier identifies risk factors related to quality, health, safety, and environment issues, as well as systems and routines in place to cover these areas. To follow up this principle, Maritech will closely monitor and discuss the relationship related to the supplier. A requirement Maritech set for the supplier is that they must be able to show that their working condition and production facilities are designed to minimize the risk to employees of occupational accidents, injuries, and stress, and to avoid harmful environmental impacts.
As far as possible, suppliers must prevent and constantly endeavor to limit any harmful environmental consequences deriving from their activities. Suppliers should strive to perform all their activities in an environmentally sustainable manner and comply with or exceed prevailing environmental standards. This includes reducing emissions to air, soil and water. The supplier’s services, products and processes must be optimized to consume energy, natural resources, and raw materials as efficiently as possible and to minimize the volume of waste and scrap materials. Suppliers must avoid materials and methods that pose a risk to the environment and the climate where other available and viable alternatives exist. Supplier Code of Conduct.
Maritech reserves the right to visit suppliers to verify their compliance with the Supplier Code of Conduct. Should any lack of compliance with the points set out above be identified, sanctions will be based on the agreement between the parties. In the event of serious non-compliance, the contract may be terminated.
The supplier hereby pledges to comply with Maritech’s Supplier Code of Conduct during its own operations and demand the same of its sub-suppliers. The supplier further pledges to report any suspected violation of or imperfect compliance with the provisions of this Code of Conduct to Maritech via communication. The undersigned supplier confirms its compliance with the obligations set out above. The undersigned confirms the existence of compliance monitoring procedures. Company: