Kynetec is a leading data and insights specialist in animal health and agriculture markets and helps companies around the world understand the dynamics of their marketplace, turning data and insights into business opportunities and enabling clients to create winning strategies.
Wherever Kynetec operates, the health and safety of our employees, suppliers and customers is our first priority. We are committed to very strict ethical standards and expect our suppliers to share this commitment and approach. We set out below the principles and standards that we require all of our Suppliers to comply with.
1. ETHICS & BUSINESS INTEGRITY
Laws & Regulations - Suppliers must comply with all applicable local and global laws, rules, regulations and requirements. It is the Supplier’s responsibility to maintain compliance within its own supply chain.
Anti-Bribery & Corruption - Suppliers must not engage in any form of bribery or corruption or undertake any action that contravenes any applicable anti-corruption laws and regulations.
Anti-Money Laundering - Suppliers must not condone, support or allow money laundering in any form.
Confidentiality of Information - Complying with data protection regulations and confidentiality obligations is an integral part of market research and Kynetec is fully committed to ensuring these regulations and obligations are strictly adhered to. Suppliers are expected to comply with all applicable laws and regulations concerning confidential, sensitive and personal information.
Fair Competition - Kynetec requires its Suppliers to commit to fair competition and prohibits anti-competitive agreements or conduct, including price fixing, restricting the supply of services etc. Suppliers must abide by all relevant competition laws and regulations.
2. PEOPLE, HUMAN RIGHTS & WORKING CONDITIONS
Safe Working Conditions - Suppliers must provide safe and healthy working conditions for all employees in compliance with international standards and local laws.
Human Rights - All employees must be treated with dignity and respect with equal opportunities for all workers. Suppliers must not discriminate against any employee on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, colour, disability, religion or marital status. Suppliers must commit to creating a fair working environment and to abide by all applicable local laws concerning discrimination.
Wages, benefits and working hours - Wages and benefits must, at a minimum, meet national legal standards without unauthorised deductions. Suppliers must ensure that working hours comply with local laws and standards and do not exceed the maximum set by the law of the country in which they operate.
Underage and Forced Labour - Suppliers must not use, or tolerate within their own supply chain, any underage “child labour” as defined by the International Labour Organisation. Forced labour will also not be tolerated. All work must be conducted voluntarily and without threat of penalty or sanctions.
3. PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Environment - Suppliers should operate in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations addressing environmental concerns and protection. Suppliers should have clear procedures in place to measure and manage environmental issues.
Suppliers should seek to develop relationships within their own supply chain consistent with the principles set out above.
5. COMPLIANCE WITH CODE
Kynetec reserves the right to verify the Supplier’s compliance with this Code of Conduct and to conduct audits which may include facility inspections, review of supplier records and business practices. In the event that we become aware of any non-compliance, Kynetec reserves the right to request corrective actions and/or immediately terminate any agreement and discontinue our relationship with the Supplier.
Kynetec reserves the right to alter this Code of Conduct from time to time.
Last Reviewed: July 2021