Supply Chain Code of Ethics

Public Reporting

Supply Chain Code of Ethics

August 2013
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Goal: To ensure an ethical, professional and accountable BPS supply chain.

The purpose of the Supply Chain Code of Ethics is to define acceptable behaviours and standards that should be common for everyone involved in supply chain activities at AGH.

The Supply Chain Code of Ethics is relative to all supply chain activities including but not limited to procurement, contracting, inventory management, planning, logistics and accounts payable.

Personal Integrity and Professionalism
All individuals with purchasing or other supply related activities must act and be seen to act, with integrity and professionalism. Honesty, care and due diligence must be integral to the supply chain activities between AGH, other stakeholders and suppliers. Confidential information must be safeguarded. All participants must not engage in any activity that may create or appear to be a conflict of interest, such as accepting gifts or favours, providing preferential treatment or publicly endorsing suppliers or products.

Accountability and Integrity
Supply chain activities must be open and accountable. In particular, contracting and purchasing activities must be fair, transparent and conducted with a view to obtaining best value for public money. All participants must ensure that public sector resources are used in a responsible, efficient and effective manner.

Compliance and Continuous Improvement
All individuals involved in purchasing or other supply chain-related activities must comply with this code of ethics and the laws of Canada and Ontario. All individuals should continuously work to improve supply chain policies and procedures, to improve their supply chain knowledge and skill levels and to share leading practices.

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