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Supply Chain Management

Further to our collaboration with suppliers and NGOs and drawing on best practices, Vodafone Group developed a Code of Ethical Purchasing so as to set social and environmental standards. In Vodafone, with the aim to integrate sustainability in our supply chain, we work together with our suppliers to help them adopt the Code's principles and improve their social and environmental performance. Vodafone expects from all its associates to follow or avoid practices described in the Code. In particular, Code of Ethical Purchasing covers the following areas:  

 

1. Child Labor
2. Forced Labor
3. Working hours
4. Payment
5. Discipline/Compliance
6. Discrimination
7. Freedom of Association
8. Anti-bribery & corruption/individual conduct
9. Fraud and money laundering
10. Responsible mining
11. Health and Safety
12. Environment
13. Climate change
14. Speak up 

 

Compliance of the company's suppliers and associates with the principles of the Code of Ethical Purchasing is a contractual obligation, since these principles are incorporated in all contracts signed by the company and its suppliers and associates. To achieve further improvement in the supply chain, we ask suppliers and partners to require the adoption of the Code of Ethical Purchasing by their own suppliers and partners. Moreover, on every occasion we communicate with them on specific issues regarding the Ethical Purchasing Code, we recall the Code as a whole, ensuring its understanding by them of all principles as equally important. 

To view the Code, please click here

 

Vodafone Group has developed a special procedure through which it determines how Vodafone starts collaboration with new suppliers. Any new supplier, wishing to collaborate with Vodafone Greece, must follow the steps below:

 

  • Sign up at Vodafone Greece electronic records of suppliers and accept the principles of the Code of Ethical Purchasing.
  • Fill in the Self-Assessment questionnaire in which the supplier is invited to give details on the level of compliance of their operation with the principles of the Vodafone Greece Code of Ethical Purchasing.

Based on the supplier’s answers in the Self-Assessment questionnaire, a Risk Assessment is carried out regarding the company’s cooperation with the supplier, and based on the results of the analysis, it is decided to:

 

  • Start Vodafone’s cooperation with the supplier or
  • Conduct an on-site inspection at the supplier’s facilities in order to ensure that their operation is in compliance with the principles described in the Vodafone Greece Code of Ethical Purchasing.

After the successful completion of the afore-mentioned procedures, "approval" is granted, in order for Vodafone Greece to start cooperation with the new supplier.

 

Since 2006-2007, we have developed and launched the 'Speak Up' program, a whistle-blowing mechanism that encourages suppliers and Vodafone Greece employees to point out any inappropriate conduct or practice by the company or its suppliers. Suppliers and Vodafone Greece employees have the ability to raise any concerns they have about the correctness of procedures and practices implemented by Vodafone Greece in the procurement sector by sending them to a specific email address or by calling to a specific number. At the same time, Vodafone Greece undertakes to complete a timely investigation, follow-up and resolution of all issues reported. It is also possible to file an anonymous report about behavior that is not compatible with the Code of Conduct, or company policies and procedures.