Supplier Code of Conduct Training

Supplier Code of Conduct training is one of the essential measures organizations can take to communicate and reinforce high standards of business ethics and integrity, and reduce the compliance, financial and reputational risks associated with suppliers and third parties.

A Supplier Code of Conduct establishes a set of legal and ethical guidelines for supply chain vendors to follow. An effective Code should clearly explain applicable laws and regulations and set standards of behavior for all aspects of suppliers’ business operations.

This course explains the standards and expectations with regard to labor, ethics, health and safety and the environment so that suppliers can meet their contractual obligations with their business partners.

Our modern, interactive approach to compliance training combines up-to-date content and effective Learning strategies and technology to raise awareness, motivate positive behavior and foster respectful, inclusive workplaces.

Supplier Code of Conduct Training covers these topics and more:


  • International framework
  • Management System
  • Implementation and Compliance
  • Monitoring

Legal Compliance

  • Ensuring awareness of, and compliance with, relevant legal requirements
  • Suppliers must stay up to date, and comply with, national and regional legislation
  • Suppliers must be aware of whether any domestic regulation or its enforcement conflicts with international human rights standards

Verifying Legal Compliance

Checkpoints may include

  • Health and safety
  • Human rights
  • Labor rights
  • Working conditions
  • Environment
  • Taxes
  • Anti-corruption practices
  • Anti-money laundering practices, TBML, CBML
  • Customs and export control
  • Data privacy

Health and Safety

  • What percentage of Harm would you allow?
  • Safe and healthy working environment and take all feasible steps to prevent incidents and injuries
  • Adequate, risk-based health and safety approach, including, for example, providing relevant instructions and training that is understandable to all employees
  • Right to refuse a work situation if they reasonably believe that it presents an imminent and serious risk to their health and safety

Verifying Health and Safety Compliance

Checkpoints may include

  • Functioning fire alarms, adequate firefighting equipment, clearly marked and accessible evacuation routes, and emergency exits are maintained based on the size of the facility
  • Fire and evacuation drills are carried out regularly
  • Emergency plans and response procedures are implemented
  • Relevant first aid kits are easily accessible, and employees are trained in first aid
  • Employees do not work under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • The work premises are clean, well lit, adequately ventilated and kept at acceptable temperatures and noise levels
  • Free access to clean drinking water, clean areas to eat meals, hygienic toilets and, where applicable, showers are provided.

Human and Labor Rights

  • Human rights due diligence
  • Child labor
  • Modern slavery
  • Discrimination, harassment and harsh or inhumane treatment
  • Working hours and compensation
  • Freedom of association and collective bargaining
  • Land & Resource acquisition and use of property


  • Protecting the environment, mitigating climate change, and building circularity
  • Building a multi-cultural environment

Business Ethics

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Anti-Money Laundering Practices, TBML, CBML
  • Accurate Books and Records
  • Confidentiality
  • Data Protection
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Implementation of the Code
  • Competition law
  • Trade Compliance