At Earthrise Energy, we are dedicated to establishing and maintaining sustainable and ethical practices. This Vendor Code of Conduct is designed to detail the requirements we have for our suppliers, ensuring they consistently adhere to high ethical, environmental, and safety standards in their operations. By aligning with this Code, our suppliers help us advance our mission to power our world more responsibly, sustainably, and equitably than ever before.
Suppliers are required to adhere to the terms outlined in their written contracts with Earthrise Energy. This Code does not replace a contract with Earthrise Energy but highlights key provisions and requirements. In cases where there may be ambiguity between this Code and other clauses in a contract or purchase order, the provisions of the contract or purchase order shall prevail.
Ethical Business Practices
Compliance with Laws and Regulations. Suppliers must adhere to all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations related to anti-trust and fair dealing.
Anti-Corruption. Suppliers must conduct all business dealings with integrity, honesty, and transparency and have implemented robust anti-corruption policies and procedures in place to protect against price-fixing, bribery, kickbacks, predatory pricing, and fraud.
Respect for Intellectual Property. Suppliers must respect intellectual property rights and refrain from unauthorized use or reproduction of proprietary information.
Environmental & Sustainability Practices
Environmental Laws. Suppliers must comply with all applicable local, state, and federal environmental laws and regulations governing the environment. Suppliers should actively seek ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, where possible, by implementing energy efficiency measures and relying on clean energy sources and sourcing low-carbon materials.
Resource Conservation. Suppliers must work to minimize resource consumption, reduce water use, and manage waste responsibly, including by recycling.
Continuous Improvement. Suppliers should regularly assess and strive to improve their environmental performance and sustainability practices.
Health and Safety Suppliers
Employee Safety. Suppliers must prioritize the safety and health of their employees, implementing safety training, and regular safety assessments to reduce risks.
Community Safety. Suppliers should ensure that their operations do not pose health and safety risks to the communities where they have operations.
Labor and Human Rights
Employment Standards. Suppliers are required to follow labor laws and standards, including those related to minimum wage, working hours, and worker safety.
Fair Treatment. Suppliers must provide their employees fair wages, safe working conditions, and respectful treatment.
Prohibitions on Child or Forced Labor. Suppliers must strictly prohibit child labor and forced labor within their operations and supply chain, employing only those who meet minimum legal age requirements and who are legally authorized to work in their country.
Diversity and Inclusion. Suppliers are encouraged to embrace diversity and inclusion, fostering a workplace free from discrimination.
Supply Chain Responsibility
Supplier Engagement. Suppliers are expected to promote ethical and environmental responsibility within their own supply chain.
Traceability and Transparency. Suppliers should maintain transparency and traceability in their supply chain, ensuring the responsible sourcing of materials and components.