Code of Ethics & Conduct – Suppliers
Galber is an organization responsible for the impacts that its decisions and activities have on society and the environment, through ethical and transparent behavior that contributes to sustainable development, health, and welfare of society. Taking into consideration the expectations of its stakeholders, as well as complying with applicable legislation and being consistent with national standards of behavior, at all levels of the organization and put into practice within its area of influence.
A framework of reference and guidelines for conduct based on and consistent with the organization’s Mission, Vision, Values, and Principles has been established.
This document is to make known the guidelines for conduct and behavior to which every person who has a direct or indirect relationship with Galber is subject with
Galber is a company committed to healthy coexistence, values, good customs, best practices, and continuous improvement.
Galber will encourage its business partners to seek to develop the skills and capabilities of their employees or members.
Suppliers must uphold the human rights of workers and treat them with dignity and respect. This applies to all workers, including temporary, student, contract, direct employees, and any other type of worker.
The employment standards that our suppliers must meet for their workers are:
Social and Labor Conditions
We encourage our suppliers not to support forced labor, bonded labor (including debt bondage), non-cancellable long-term contract labor, or forced labor of persons in prison and that they will not engage in slave labor or human trafficking. Our suppliers will ensure access to personal documentation (e.g., government-issued identification, passports, or work permits) and payments to contract workers or labor fees and expenses.
ILO Convention No. 29 on forced labor.
ILO Convention No. 105 on the Abolition of Forced Labor.
We encourage our suppliers to eliminate child labor from our supply chain, as defined by applicable legislation. We expect our suppliers to support our efforts, which aim not to use these practices wherever they exist in the value chain.
ILO Convention No. 138 concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment.
ILO Convention No. 182 Worst Forms of Child Labor.
ILO Recommendation 146 on the minimum age.
We encourage our suppliers to follow all applicable national legislation related to working hours and overtime, as well as ensure one day off for every six days worked.
ILO Convention No. 14 and No. 106 on weekly rest.
Salaries and Benefits
We encourage our suppliers to follow all applicable local and national laws regarding salaries and benefits. They must offer equivalent salaries or salaries that are at least comparable with those of similar companies.
ILO Convention No. 100 equal remuneration.
ILO Convention No. 131 Minimum Salary Fixing.
We encourage our suppliers to comply with all applicable local and national laws on employee abuse and will not permit hostile or inhumane treatment, including any form of sexual harassment, sexual abuse, corporal punishment, physical or mental coercion, or verbal abuse of workers.
ILO Convention against torture.
We encourage our suppliers not to practice any type of discrimination based on race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, militancy, politics, union membership, marital status, hiring, and employment-related practices.
United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
Convention concerning Discrimination in Respect of Employment and Occupation No. 111.
Galber encourages its customers to:
Not to discriminate at the time of employment, compensation, training, promotion, dismissal, or retirement for reasons of gender, age, religion, nationality, marital or family status, language, appearance, physical characteristics, disability, health condition, economic condition, social status, sexual preference, political opinion, racial or ethnic origin, personal convictions and seniority in the company.
Promote a clear policy and a plan to promote gender equity that ensures that both women and men can access the resources they need to be productive and also the ability to intervene in the overall policy, regulatory and institutional environment that shapes their livelihoods and lives.
Allow and enable women to occupy leadership positions in the governance structure, regardless of women’s status with the ownership of assets such as land and property.
Freedom of Association
Compliance with all applicable laws regarding freedom of association and collective bargaining shall be encouraged. The workers’ rights to associate freely, seek representation, and join workers’ organizations shall be respected. Representatives shall have the right of access to members in the workplace.
ILO Convention No. 87 Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize.
ILO Convention No. 98 Right to organize and collective bargaining the effectiveness of the Quality Management System in achieving our objectives.
We shall be encouraged to comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and requirements for manufacturing, supply chain distribution and in the provision of services to the company, as well as those International, Federal, and State regulations. As well as those that arise from the private initiative and civil and governmental institutions that contribute to the integrity and development of the human being.
Health and Safety
Suppliers must provide employees with a safe and healthy work environment, including adequate controls, safety procedures, preventive maintenance, and protective equipment. Practices must comply with all relevant local and national laws, codes, and regulations. They should maintain records of health and safety training, accidents, workplace injuries, and emergency evacuations.
ILO Convention No. 155 Environmental Health and Safety.
ILO Convention No. 164 Occupational Health and Safety.
Relationship with suppliers and terms of negotiations.
We seek that our relationships with suppliers are handled with transparency and professionalism, so that we ensure equal opportunities, in quality standards.
Galber encourages its suppliers to comply with their fiscal and labor responsibilities towards the authorities and therefore recommends that they carry out their activities within the framework of the laws in force. Galber may investigate when needed, reports submitted for possible illegal or unethical activities of any supplier and if the evidence is found, it may result at the end of the business relationship.
It is forbidden for any employee to send or give gifts to any member of the value chain, at any time of the year, without authorization, to take products without paying or modify the inventory to allocate products for this purpose.
Our collaborators must show objectivity and transparency in the management of their work, according to the guideline: “Do not accept or request gratuities, favors, or special attention from suppliers” and not thereby diminish the quality of care and service, or make distinctions or give privileges in exchange for gifts.
We reject any kind of corruption. Giving or receiving bribes is illegal, it is unethical, so all our transactions must comply with anti-corruption laws issued by the authorities in force within the framework of transparency.
For this reason, no actions will be taken for any reason when a supplier generates a complaint that violates the above. No disciplinary measures will be applied, nor will we discriminate in any way for providing information about non-compliance by any collaborator in Social Responsibility.
Suppliers shall strive to conduct their business activities in a manner that serves the community, their employees, and the environment.
This Code of Ethics and Conduct applies to all our Galber suppliers, regardless of their position or function.
Finally, any irregularities should be reported to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Suppliers will always have the support and assurance that their contribution will be confidential and without consequences for the collaborator, whose report will be submitted to the analysis and solution of the case.
We appreciate everyone’s participation in the application of this Code of Ethics and Conduct in daily life, hoping that it will be a tool for the good of all our suppliers and thus we will achieve more and more a step towards excellence and integral, professional, and business development.