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Supplier Code of Conduct

This Supplier Code of Conduct is an important part of, and establishes the basis of, Together Tech’s strategy for a sustainable supply chain and the promotion of lawful, professional, and fair practices that integrate the respect for labour practices, human rights, the environment, and business ethics. The policy is based on existing international and national agreements and conventions, as well as national laws, ordinances, regulations and commercial practices and good practice.

United Nations Global Compact
Together Tech is a member of the United Nations Global Compact, and we support its ten principles of human rights, labour law, the environment, and the fight against corruption. It is important to us that our suppliers also live up to our values and ambitions. Feel free to visit and learn more.


The Supplier Code of Conduct is an integral part of the agreement between the supplier and Together Tech. The term “Employee” used throughout this Supplier Code of Conduct covers everyone working for or on behalf of a Supplier, including but not limited to full and part-time employees, consultants, contractors, trainees, temporary workers, migrant workers, senior management, and board of directors. The Supplier Code of Conduct applies to all Suppliers that deliver goods and/or services to Together Tech, including their parent, subsidiary, or affiliate entities as well as their respective employees and agents (hereinafter individually and collectively referred to as “Supplier”).


Work environment
The Supplier must comply with all applicable national regulations regarding working conditions, working hours, wages, and benefits. The Supplier must recognize and respect employee’s right to freedom of association and collective negotiations of wages and other conditions of employment. 

The Supplier shall not accept any form of disrespectful conduct, discrimination, harassment, or molestation.

Environment and sustainable development
The Supplier shall contribute to sustainable development by always taking the environment into account, conserving resources, and minimizing the environmental footprint. The supplier must comply with applicable environmental laws and regulations.

The Supplier is encouraged to take initiatives to strengthen environmental awareness and the development of environmentally friendly technology. The Supplier shall prioritize the precautionary principle regarding the environmental impacts of its operations.

Intellectual & Industrial Property Rights
The Supplier shall comply with and respect applicable national laws and regulations as well as international conventions and regulations regarding the protection of intellectual and industrial property rights. 

The supplier’s activities shall not lead to unauthorised use or infringement of the protected rights or trade secrets of others, including the involvement in the design, production, and usage of counterfeit components. .

Human rights, labour rights and child labour
The Supplier shall respect the UN Convention on Human Rights and follow the International Labour Organization conventions and recommendations and shall accept the responsibility they have towards their employees, and the communities in which they operate. 

Child* labour, forced labour, trafficking in persons, discrimination of minorities, immigrants and indigenous people are illegal activities that violate human dignity and shall not be tolerated.

*Children refer to persons under 15 years of age according to International Labour Organization Fundamental Conventions of Child labour No 138. For countries that legally permit light work under 15 years, lawful compliance must be always observed.

The Supplier shall offer all individuals the same conditions regardless of skin colour, gender, nationality, religion, ethnicity, orientation, and other characteristics. The company must permit free association and collective bargain.

The Supplier shall offer all employees equal employment opportunities. The Supplier shall work to promote diversity and combat all forms of discrimination in their business operations and their own supply chain.

Export controls and economic sanctions
The Supplier is responsible for compliance with national and international sanctions, as well as export control regulations regarding products and services. This includes but is not limited to, prohibitions on the sale and export of goods to sanctioned countries, end users, or manufacturing for military purposes without the support of local applicable laws.

Corruption and bribery
The Supplier shall contribute to a society and a national economy where there is strong confidence on companies, entrepreneurship, and the rule of law. The Supplier shall thereby counteract the giving and receiving of bribes, money laundering and other forms of corruption that can affect market-based business relationships.

Privacy and data protection
The Supplier shall maintain a high level of trust in its own operations and the industry in which it operates. The Supplier shall handle personal data and data about individuals, companies and organizations with the utmost care and work to prevent the risk of leaks and unauthorized dissemination. 

Among other things, the supplier shall strive to comply as much as possible with the rules set out in the EU Regulation No. 2021/679, also known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Competition and trust ability
The Supplier shall promote healthy competition and must comply with good market practice. There is zero tolerance for slander or incorrect comparisons with competitors.

Data disclosure & goals
Suppliers shall be transparent regarding their own company performance and be compliant with the applicable regulations for reporting sustainability and financial performance. If Together Tech requires data from the supplier (i.e., carbon footprint), the supplier shall provide such information in the best of interest of all the parties involved.

The Supplier shall establish continuous improvement goals towards their environmental or social performance.

The Supplier shall be in total compliance with the laws, regulations, ordinances, and instructions of national and international legal bodies that affect the company's operations. 

Conflict of interest
The Supplier shall take reasonable steps to avoid any conflict of interest, real or apparent.

Grievance mechanisms
The Supplier shall promote a transparent and responsible corporate and employee culture with high business ethics. The Supplier shall provide means for grievance to different stakeholders. Whistleblowing line or any similar mechanism shall be available for stakeholders to communicate their inquiries. Grievance mechanisms shall ensure anonymity and prevent any kind of retaliation.

Together Tech's whistleblowing channel can be reached via our official webpage.

Sustainability risks & opportunities
The Supplier shall have mechanisms to assess and address environmental, social, or financial risks and opportunities. 

Customer’s code of conduct
As a sub-consultant at Together Tech, the consultant represents Together Tech in its assignment. It is therefore important that the consultant is made aware of Together Tech’s customer's code of conduct. 

For the suppliers that we handle for the customer as part of our responsibility, the Customer’s Code of Conduct applies as well for our own suppliers.

Upstream suppliers’ management
Suppliers should actively work so their own supply chain is compliant with legal requirements and promote steady advances towards human rights, labour rights and environmental practices.

If you have questions or concerns about this policy, contact your business contact person or to