The Mars Supplier Code of Conduct articulates our social, environmental and ethical expectations for suppliers. It contains globally aligned standards and is rooted in international law.
In sharing our Code of Conduct with our first-tier suppliers we make our expectations clear, aligning our suppliers with our standards and ensuring that we work with partners that share our beliefs.
Our code covers the following topics:
- Child Labor
- Compensation and Benefits
- Forced Labor
- Freedom of Association
- Health & Safety
- Issue Reporting
- Work Hours
In parallel with our code we also provide supporting guidance. This guidance is contained in our ‘Supplier Code of Conduct Guidebook’, which provides examples of management systems that enable companies to more effectively tackle Social, Ethical and Environmental challenges, and meet our code expectations.
How Our Supplier Code of Conduct Relates to Our Next Generation Supplier Program:
In addition to aligning suppliers with our expectations, our Code of Conduct also serves as the foundation of our Next Generation Supplier program.
This program represents our enhanced approach to supplier sustainability. We use new tools and technologies and an innovative collaboration model to help suppliers deliver better results for people in their workplaces and for the planet we all share.