Supplier Code of Conduct
Experian values its professional relationships with its suppliers and is committed to conducting business with companies that value corporate responsibility and ethical business practices. As a result, Experian anticipates that all suppliers will honor and continue to adhere to Experian's Supplier Code of Conduct for set out below.
Suppliers shall conduct their business activities in such a manner to advance social and environmental responsibility and business ethics in compliance with all Applicable Law. In furtherance of the foregoing suppliers shall:
(i) not employ any person under the age of 15 (or 14 where the Applicable Law of the country permits) or under the age for completing compulsory education, or under the minimum age of employment, whichever is greatest;
(ii) not use forced labor or involuntary labor in any form (e.g. bonded, indentured, or involuntary prison labor), nor shall personnel be required to lodge papers or deposits;
(iii) comply with all applicable local environmental, safety and health regulation. Provide a safe and healthy workplace environment, presenting no immediate hazards to staff and take effective steps to prevent potential occupational accidents;
(iv) respect the rights of all personnel to form and join trade union(s) which are free to meet without hindrance and bargain collectively without negative consequences or retaliation;
(v) not discriminate in hiring or employment practices on any grounds (including race, religion, nationality, territorial or social origin, gender, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, marital status, political affiliation, age, pregnancy, disability or any other condition that could give rise to discrimination);
(vi) treat all personnel with dignity and respect and shall not engage in or support the use of corporal punishment, mental or physical, sexual or verbal abuse of personnel;
(vii) comply with collective bargaining agreements (where applicable), industry standards and local laws on maximum working hours, breaks and public holidays and employment rights in the countries of operation;
(viii) comply with all applicable wage and hour laws and regulation (including the minimum wage, or the prevailing industry wage, (whichever is higher)), and provide legally mandated benefits;
(ix) act in such a way to protect and preserve the environment, including complying with all local legislation and industry standards; identifying all the hazardous or toxic waste produced and ensuring the safe disposal of all waste by competent bodies via authorised disposal routes;
(x) shall comply with all Applicable Law on bribery, corruption, and prohibited business practices.
Suppliers will comply with the above standard of conduct (“Supplier Code of Conduct”) and shall implement processes and procedures which demonstrate how they manage compliance with the Supplier Code of Conduct. Suppliers shall maintain all documentation as necessary to demonstrate compliance with the Supplier Code of Conduct, and will provide Experian with access to such documentation upon Experian’s written request (or alternatively provide clear and accurate responses to requests from Experian regarding compliance with the Supplier Code of Conduct, regulatory requirements, and business or employment practices).
If you work for, or engage with either our business directly, or our suppliers, and are exposed to anything which does not align with our Supplier Code of Conduct, please utilise our Whistleblowing service, which will confidentially report this concern.