The Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) is committed to conducting business in an ethical and honest manner and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. With that goal in mind, HumRRO strives to choose reputable suppliers who conduct their business in a manner that shows the same commitment.
To ensure consistency and mutual commitment, HumRRO requires that its suppliers (including their employees, agents, representatives and subcontractors) comply with this Supplier Code of Conduct (“Supplier Code”). This Supplier Code does not replace contractual requirements with HumRRO. If a contract requirement is stricter than this Supplier Code, the supplier must meet the stricter contract requirement. Further, supplier actions must be highly ethical regardless of whether the Supplier Code and/or supplier policies specifically address a situation.
Labor Practices and Human Rights
HumRRO is committed to a work environment that values diversity, respect, and integrity.
Respect and Fair Treatment
Suppliers are expected to maintain a workplace that conducts business with respect and where treatment is fair. Suppliers should comply with all applicable laws on non-discrimination and anti-harassment in hiring and employment.
Safety, Security, and Sustainability
Suppliers are expected to promote safe and secure workplaces. Suppliers should have policies and practices in place to ensure the health and safety of their employees and take all necessary steps to provide a safe working environment. Suppliers must also comply with all applicable environmental laws and consider how business decisions affect the environment.
Employment Eligibility and Voluntary Labor
Suppliers will only employ workers with a legal right to work. Illegal child labor, and forced labor (including prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor, or slave labor), including all forms of modern slavery and human trafficking, are forbidden in any circumstance.
Appropriate Work Hours and Wages
Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws on work hours, overtime and wages and benefits.
Protecting HumRRO confidential information and ensuring good privacy and data security practices is integral to HumRRO’s business and reputation.
Suppliers will comply with applicable data protection and privacy legislation and never disclose personal information to anyone outside of HumRRO except as permitted by law and in the proper conduct of our business, where disclosure is required by legal process or with HumRRO’s legal approval.
Publicity and Communications
Suppliers may not publish any marketing materials, press releases or media interviews that include a reference to HumRRO, its clients, or the work being completed together without HumRRO’s prior written approval.
Confidential and Proprietary Information
Suppliers must protect HumRRO’s confidential and proprietary information and act to prevent its misuse, theft, fraud or improper disclosure. Suppliers must take all due care in handling, discussing or transmitting confidential or proprietary information that could affect HumRRO, its employees, its clients, the business community or the general public.
Suppliers must safeguard and take necessary steps to protect HumRRO’s and its clients’ proprietary intellectual property, even if it is public. This includes trademarks, patents, copyrights, inventions, trade secrets and other proprietary works. Supplier must only use such intellectual property for the purposes authorized in an agreement. If uncertain about a proposed use of HumRRO’s or its clients’ intellectual property, contact HumRRO for guidance.
Supplier will maintain accurate and complete business records on all matters related to supplier’s business with HumRRO. Supplier will provide such business records to HumRRO upon request.
Business Relationships and Integrity
HumRRO requires its suppliers to conduct their business in a responsible manner, with integrity, high ethical standards and in compliance with the law.
Anti-bribery and Anti-Corruption
Supplier must never offer, promise, make, or authorize any payment, bribe, or thing of value in connection with HumRRO business. Supplier must comply with our policy on anti-bribery and all applicable anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws in the countries where we operate, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Suppliers will comply with all applicable laws regarding fair competition and antitrust.
Conflicts of Interest
Suppliers are expected to report to HumRRO any situation that may appear as a conflict of interest, and disclose to HumRRO if any HumRRO employee or agent may have an interest of any kind in supplier’s business or any kind of economic ties with the supplier.
Gifts or Other Benefits
Suppliers should have a policy on gifts and entertainment practices in place. Bribes or inappropriate luxury gifts to HumRRO associates are restricted, regardless of local custom. Furthermore, suppliers must not offer entertainment or gifts to government officials, or make direct or indirect political contributions, on HumRRO’s behalf.
Trade Sanctions and Export Controls
HumRRO complies with all international trade laws and regulations, including U.S. trade sanctions, and we expect suppliers to comply with all trade and export control laws that apply to their work with HumRRO.
Encouraging inclusion, Supplier will endeavor to include small and socioeconomically diverse suppliers in sourcing subcontracting activities where possible.
Compliance and Reporting Misconduct:
Accountability and Compliance
Supplier must comply with this Supplier Code and the law. Suppliers shall be responsible for any monitoring or documenting of their compliance and their efforts to promote compliance within their supply chains. HumRRO reserves the right to investigate any instances of a supplier’s non-compliance of which it becomes aware. Non-compliance may be grounds for HumRRO to void or terminate contractual obligations with a supplier.
Suppliers who believe that a HumRRO associate or anyone acting on behalf of HumRRO has engaged in illegal or otherwise improper conduct with respect to their business with the supplier should report the matter to HumRRO. Suppliers should also report any potential violation of the Supplier Code. Reports may be made through [email protected]. A supplier’s relationship with HumRRO will not be affected by an honest report of potential misconduct.