Supplier Code of Conduct
Crenlo understands that our success depends on our reputation for ethical business performance and performing our jobs honestly, diligently and with integrity, in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Consistent with our commitment to conduct business fairly and honestly, we seek out business partners who share in our culture, values, and business practices.
Ethics/Business Gifts & Entertainment
Crenlo understands our success depends on our reputation for ethical business performance and performing our jobs honestly, diligently and with integrity, in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Consistent with our commitment to conduct business fairly and honestly, we seek out business partners who share our culture, values, and business practices. Therefore, suppliers are responsible for communicating the contents of Crenlo’ s Ethics/Business Gifts & Entertainment to all appropriate personnel whose sources and processes support Crenlo Engineered Cabs.
Purchasing decisions are based on the supplier’s attributes regarding quality, price, delivery, commercial integrity (e.g. stability, environmental/social responsibilities), responsiveness, and service. Crenlo’s policy is to follow ethical standards of behavior in all its activities. This requires all Crenlo employees to act in a fair and impartial manner when communicating with suppliers and customers. Gifts may not be used to solicit favor or induce business. Gifts cannot be accepted from suppliers or potential suppliers during contractual negotiations. Under no circumstances will cash or the equivalent be acceptable by a Crenlo employee. If a supplier feels their position has been compromised, they are encouraged to contact Crenlo confidentially.
Ethics and Moral Obligations:
Suppliers shall ensure operations are being performed in a manner that is appropriate, as it applies to their ethical, legal, environmental, and social responsibilities (e.g. local/state/federal laws). This obligation is intended to minimize the impact on the environment and enhance social responsibilities (including child labor laws).
Suppliers who want to enter our supply base must certify that they do not use child, forced, involuntary, or slave labor, or engage in human trafficking.
Crenlo is committed to prevent the entry of counterfeit components by exclusive use of factory direct purchase or their authorized distributor.
As a company Crenlo supports ending the violence and human rights violations in the mining of certain minerals from a location described as the “Conflict Region”, which is situated in the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries. Companies from around the globe have been requested to practice reasonable due diligence with their supply chain to ensure specified metals are only being sourced from mines and smelters outside of the “Conflict Region” or mines and smelters which have been certified by an independent third party as “conflict free” if sourced within the “Conflict Region”.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules to implement reporting and disclosure requirements related to “conflict minerals,” as directed by the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The definition of “conflict minerals” refers to gold, tin, tantalum, tungsten, and the derivatives of cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, and wolframite, regardless of where they are sourced, processed, or sold. In the future additional minerals may be designated by the U.S. Secretary of State.
- Support the aims and objectives of the U.S. legislation on the supply of “conflict minerals”.
- Do not knowingly procure specified metals that originate from the “Conflict Region” that are not certified as “conflict free”.
- Request that our suppliers perform reasonable due diligence with their supply chains to assure that specified metals are being sourced only from mines and smelters outside of the “Conflict Region” or mines and smelters which have been certified by an independent third party as “conflict free” if sourced within the “Conflict Region”.
Crenlo holds our suppliers responsible for providing written evidence documenting they are adhering to our commitment. If Crenlo discovers any use of these minerals produced in facilities that are “non-conflict free”, in any material, parts or component Crenlo procures, Crenlo will take the necessary action to transition the product to be “conflict free”.