Code of Conduct for MAKKALIP, Suppliers and Third Party Intermediaries

This Code of Conduct defines the basic requirements placed on the suppliers and third party intermediaries of MAKKALIP concerning their responsibilities towards their stakeholders and the environment. The supplier and/or third party intermediary declares herewith to:

Legal and Financial Compliance

Comply with the laws and regulations of the applicable legal systems. Showing net gain and taxing properly according to regulations

Human Rights and Labor Practices

To ensure respect of all internationally proclaimed human rights by avoiding causation of and complicity in any human rights violations, heightened attention shall be paid to ensuring respect of human rights of specifically vulnerable rights holders or groups of rights holders such as women, children, or migrant workers, or of (indigenous) communities.

Prohibition of Forced Labor
Neither use nor contribute to slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labor and human trafficking.

Prohibition of Child Labor
Employ no workers under the age of 15 or, in those countries subject to the developing country exception of the ILO Convention 138, employ no workers under the age of 14.
Employ no workers under the age of 18 for hazardous work according to ILO Convention 182.

Non-Discrimination and Respect for Employees
Promote equal opportunities and treatment of employees, irrespective of skin color, race, nationality, ethnicity, political affiliation, social background, disabilities, gender, sexual identity and orientation, marital status, religious conviction, or age.
Refuse to tolerate any unacceptable treatment of individuals such as mental cruelty, sexual harassment, or discrimination including gestures, language, and physical contact, that is sexual, coercive, threatening, abusive, or exploitative.

Working Hours, Wages & Benefits for Employees
Recognize the legal rights of workers to form or join existing trade unions and to engage in collective bargaining; neither disadvantage nor prefer members of employee organizations or trade unions.
Adhere to all applicable working-hours regulations globally.
Pay fair wages for labor and adhere to all applicable wage and compensation laws globally.
In the event of cross-border personnel, deployment adheres to all applicable legal requirements, especially with regard to minimum wages.

Health & Safety of Employees
Act in accordance with the applicable statutory and international standards regarding occupational health and safety and provide safe working conditions.
Provide training to ensure employees are educated in health & safety issues.
Establish a reasonable occupational health & safety management system¹.

Grievance Mechanism

Provide access to a protected mechanism for their employees to report possible violations of the principles of this Code of Conduct.

Environmental Protection

Act in accordance with the applicable statutory and international standards regarding the environment. Minimize environmental pollution and make continuous improvements in environmental protection.
Establish a reasonable environmental management system¹.

Fair Operating Practices

Anti-Corruption and Bribery
Tolerate no form of and do not engage directly or indirectly in any form of corruption or bribery and do not grant, offer or promise anything of value to a government official or to a counterparty in the private sector to influence official action or obtain an improper advantage. This includes renouncing from giving or accepting improper facilitation payments.

Fair Competition, Anti-Trust Laws and Intellectual Property Rights
Act in accordance with national and international competition laws and do not participate in price-fixing, market or customer allocation, market sharing, or bid rigging with competitors.
Respect the intellectual property rights of others.

Conflicts of Interest
Avoid and/or disclose internally and to MAKKALIP all conflicts of interest that may influence business relationships, and to avoid already the appearance thereof.

Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing
Not directly or indirectly facilitate money laundering or terrorism financing.

Data Privacy
Process personal data confidentially and responsibly, respect everyone’s privacy, and ensure that personal data is effectively protected and used only for legitimate purposes.

Export Control and Customs
Comply with the applicable export control and customs regulations.

Responsible Minerals Sourcing

Take reasonable efforts to avoid in its products the use of raw materials which originate from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas and contribute to human rights abuses, corruption, the financing of armed groups, or similar negative effects.

Supply Chain

Use reasonable efforts to make its suppliers comply with the principles of this Code of Conduct.
Comply with the principles of non-discrimination with regard to supplier selection and treatment.