Sustainable sourcing is essential to maintaining the trust of our customers and the communities in which we operate. As an integral part of our operations and vision, we expect our suppliers to share our dedication to sustainability and flawless execution. Our Supplier Code of Conduct, or equivalent code, based on the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, sets our expectations for suppliers on legal compliance, labour, health and safety, environment, anti-corruption, ethics and governance.
The Code is signed by Bombardier suppliers upon execution of their first procurement contract with Bombardier. For existing suppliers that have not yet adhered to the Code, the Code is officially incorporated in subsequent amendments of the existing contracts. Our suppliers are also expected to adhere to OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 or equivalent HSE standards.
To ensure the viability of our supply chain, we include responsibility criteria in our supplier selection processes, conduct spot-checks and audits (with a focus on suppliers in high-risk markets) and complete performance tracking and supplier self-assessments. Additionally, we work with leading organizations to develop industry-wide standards for responsible sourcing and reporting.
For more information on our approach to fostering a responsible supply chain, please see our 2014 Activity Report.