Supplier Code of Conduct

New World Group believes that our supply chain plays an important role in our sustainability performance and we have the responsible to influence our supply chain and work together to improve their sustainability performance.

A Supplier Code of Conduct and a Supplier Sustainability Self-Assessment Questionnaire have been developed.  During suppliers’ selection process, New World Group will favour those suppliers who can demonstrate their commitments to uphold this Supplier Code of Conduct.

Legal Requirements
Suppliers are expected to comply with all applicable laws and regulation in areas where they operate.

Ethical Conduct
Suppliers should operate with the highest ethical standards and should not be involved in any form of corruption, extortion, fraud, bribery, false declarations or counterfeiting.

Voluntary Labour
Suppliers must not use any form of forced labour including prison, coerced, bonded, indentured or trafficked labour.

Working Age    
All employees of the suppliers should not be below the legal working age.

Working hours and Compensation
Suppliers must provide each employee at least the local minimum wage and benefits and weekly working hours must not exceed the legal limit where applicable.

Workplace Health and Safety
Suppliers are expected to provide a clean, safe and healthy workplace to all employees.  Adequate measures, systems and trainings should be implemented to minimize harm to employees.

Discrimination and Rights
All employees of the suppliers should not be subjected to discrimination in hiring, compensation or discipline on the basis of gender, age, religion, race, sexual orientation, disability, disease, marital status, pregnancy or political affiliation.
All employees of the suppliers must be treated with respect and dignity.  Suppliers are expected to maintain a workplace free of sexual, psychological or verbal abuse or harassment.

Environmental Conservation
Suppliers should, as far as practical, minimize the potential environmental impacts resulting from their operations.  

Suppliers should educate their employees on their rights and their responsibilities to uphold this Code of Practice.

Suppliers are encouraged to demonstrate their commitments and performance to integrate environmental (E), social (S) and corporate governance (G) practices into their business practices through ESG reporting.