A growing opportunity. We expect the highest level of integrity, business practices, and ethics from our awarded suppliers. Compliance & ethics expectations, please read our E&W Supplier Code of Conduct.
SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT
E&W Engineering Sdn Bhd (E&W) is committed to conducting its business in an ethical, legal and socially responsible manner. E&W engages with its suppliers to share this commitment and, therefore, has established this Supplier Code of Conduct (“SCOC”). Although there may be different legal and cultural environments applicable to its suppliers, E&W suppliers must comply with the SCOC in order to do business with E&W or any of its subsidiaries.
We encourage suppliers to maintain policies, procedures and practices to address these topics. We also encourage our suppliers to implement efficient management systems, utilizing the internationally recognized standards – i.e. ISO14001, ISO45001, SA8000, etc.
This SCOC applies to current and potential E&W suppliers include vendors, manufacturers, contractors and sub-contractors registered with E&W and seeking to provide goods, services or personnel (including consultants) to E&W or all other parties with whom E&W suppliers may contract on E&W’s behalf.
COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS, CODES AND REGULATORY
- Labour Practices & Forced Labour
E&W Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws, codes and regulations. Suppliers shall not use forced labour, which consists of any work or service, not voluntarily performed, that is exacted from an individual under threat of force or penalty, and includes any kind of involuntary or compulsory labour, prison labour, or other forms of forced labour.
E&W suppliers shall not engage in, or support harassment or discrimination based on culture, race, colour, age, gender, nationality, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, religion, political affiliation, union membership, social group, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other prohibited grounds for discrimination in hiring and any other employment practices.
- Humane Treatment
E&W suppliers shall treat workers with respect and dignity. No worker shall be subjected to any form of harassment which includes but not limited to physical, sexual psychological or verbal harassment; or threat of any such treatment.
- Wages and Benefits
E&W Suppliers are expected to pay a wage that is sufficient for workers to meet their basic needs and provide some discretionary income including minimum wages, overtime pay/rate, equal remuneration and legally mandated benefits. Wages and benefits must be paid on time and must be at least equal to the applicable legal minimum wage.
- Working hours
Regular work hours are not to exceed the maximum set by local labour law. Further, a work week shall not exceed the maximum hours allowed by the applicable labour laws and regulations. Workers shall be allowed at least one day off every seven days. All overtime work shall be voluntary and consensual.
BUSINESS ETHICS & INTEGRITY
- Business Stability
Suppliers’ financial health is crucial to E&W. Suppliers may be requested to report certain financial reports from time to time throughout the course of business with the E&W. E&W may also request for information regarding a Supplier’s parent company. A Supplier is expected to be responsible of notifying E&W promptly if a change in ownership or member(s) of the Board of Director takes place.
- Anti-Bribery, Kickbacks, Fraud and Anti-Corruption
E&W has zero tolerance for bribery and corruption of any kind and in any form. Directly or indirectly no funds, assets or services shall be paid, rendered, loaned or promised for payment or otherwise dispersed by suppliers or their representatives as bribes, “kickbacks” or other payments designed to influence or compromise the conduct of E&W or its representative. Suppliers shall comply with all applicable anti-bribery and corruption laws which include the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 (MACC Act).
- Anti-Trust and Competition Laws
E&W Suppliers must comply with all applicable antitrust and competition laws in which E&W operates. Suppliers shall not use illegal or unethical methods to compete in the market which includes but are not limited to:
– Exchanging, agreeing or arrangement to exchange commercially sensitive or competitive information with competitors.
– Fixing price or terms related to pricing.
– Dividing up markets, territories or customer.
– Adopting strategies to illegally exclude competitors from the market.
- Conflict of Interest
Suppliers must avoid actual, potential or perceived conflicts of interest with E&W employees. If these occur, supplier must disclose such a conflict, so that appropriate steps are taken to manage the situation.
- Safeguarding Resources
Suppliers are expected to safeguard the E&W resources which include property, assets, intellectual property, company technology, trade secrets and other confidential, proprietary or sensitive information while performing work for E&W. The use of E&W resources without proper approval or for anything other than performing work for E&W is strictly prohibited.
SAFETY, HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT PRACTICES
- Health and Safety Communication
E&W suppliers shall provide workers with appropriate workplace health and safety information and training in the language of the worker or in a language the worker can understand for all identified workplace hazards that workers are exposed to, including but not limited to mechanical, electrical, chemical, fire, and physical hazards.
- Environmental and Sustainability
Suppliers should have in place an effective system for managing environmental issues including measuring and reporting on their environmental impact, and taking a precautionary and responsible approach to mitigate negative impacts of their operations on the environment. Supplier are expected to adopt responsible practices at minimum follow E&W ‘s sustainability policy in their operations.
– Environmental Permits and Reporting. All required environmental permits (e.g. discharge monitoring), approvals and registrations are to be obtained, maintained and kept current and their operational and reporting requirements shall be followed.
– Pollution Prevention and Resource Reduction. Supplier shall optimize its consumption of natural resources, including water, fossil fuels, minerals and virgin forest products by conserving these or by practice such as modifying production, maintenance and facility processes, materials substitution, re-use, conservation, recycling or other means.
– Hazardous Substances. Chemicals, waste and other materials posing a hazard to humans or the environment are to be identified, labelled and managed to ensure their safe handling, movement, storage, use, recycling or reuse and disposal.
– Solid Waste. Supplier shall implement a systematic approach to identify, manage, reduce, and responsibly dispose of or recycle solid waste (non-hazardous).
– Air Emissions. Air emissions of volatile organic chemicals, aerosols, corrosives, particulates, ozone depleting substances, and combustion by products generated from operations are to be characterized, routinely monitored, controlled and treated as required prior to discharge. Supplier shall conduct routine monitoring of the performance of its air emission control systems.
– Water Management. Supplier shall implement a water management program that documents, characterizes, and monitors water sources, use and discharge; seeks opportunities to conserve water; and controls channels of contamination. All wastewater shall be characterized, monitored, controlled, and treated as required prior to discharge or disposal.
– Energy Consumption, Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Suppliers must identify, monitor and minimize relevant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy consumption from their operations. Supplier shall look for cost-effective methods to improve energy efficiency and to minimize their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
– Recycling and Reuse. Suppliers shall contribute to the recycling and reuse of materials and products to the extent possible and as required by law.
Any non-compliance with and/or breach of the Supplier Code of Conduct (SCOC) could prevent the E&W from achieving its overall corporate vision, mission and objectives. It could also result in damage to E&W’s reputation and brand. Coming forward with genuine concerns to report, in good faith, any non-compliance or breach of the SCOC can improve the E&W’s worth and value. It is your obligation to report any instance of actual or suspected violation of E&W Whistleblowing Channel at email@example.com. All reports are taken seriously and will be handled in a confidential manner with disclosure limited to conduct a full investigation of the alleged violation.