Supplier Code of Conduct

At New Zealand Post Group we are committed to behaving responsibly, ethically and sustainably – it’s fundamental to our growth, and it makes good business sense. We want to engage with suppliers who share this commitment.

The goal of this New Zealand Post Group Supplier Code of Conduct is to positively influence the supply chain. This means enabling and supporting suppliers to review their current approach to sustainability and make tangible improvements that will benefit their business, and ours, as well as society and the environment.

Our Supplier Code of Conduct outlines the expectations we have of all our suppliers, their suppliers or sub-contractors:

1. Ethical Business

We expect our suppliers to:

  • conduct their business activities with integrity and in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations and ethical standards of the country where they are doing business. This includes but is not limited to – Competition and Fair trading laws; insider trading laws; environmental laws and regulations; and anti corruption laws of countries where it does business.
  • not engage in any form of corruption including bribery, facilitation payments, extortion, money laundering or other illegal or unethical gratitude’s;
  • be transparent about their practices and actively engage sustainable policies and processes.

2. Human rights and labour standards

We expect our suppliers to:

  • ensure that all its employees, agents and sub-contractors comply with regulatory and statutory requirements in relation to workforce policies and human rights – for example employment practices, human rights, discrimination, harassment, equal opportunities, and global labour standards;
  • respect human rights and ensure no employee shall suffer harassment, physical, mental or other forms of abuse;
  • not use forced or compulsory labour and ensure that employees are employed voluntarily and of their own free will;
  • not use child labour, and to comply with International Labour Organisation (ILO) standards.
  • ensure employees are treated equally in regard to recruitment, advancement, job training and salary, regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability or other distinguishing characteristics;
  • respect employees right to freedom of association and collective bargaining and negotiation on key conditions of employment;
  • comply with legal requirements on working hours, including minimum wage, overtime and maximum hours.

3. Health and Safety

We expect our suppliers to:

  • ensure that all its employees, agents and sub-contractors comply with regulatory and statutory requirements in relation to workforce and health and safety policies;
  • provide policies and procedures for heath and safety which meet legal requirements, and commit to continuous improvement of occupational health and safety;
  • ensure sufficient training and protection for employees to provide a safe and secure workplace.

4. Environmental Management

We expect our suppliers to:

  • comply with all applicable laws, regulations and standards of the country where they are doing business;
  • conduct their business and operations in a way that minimises their impact on the environment;
  • encourage their suppliers and sub-contractors to comply with the principles of this Supplier Code of Conduct;
  • adopt practices that deliver benefits to their own operations and supply chains, and improve their and our sustainable performances’ over time;
  • actively participate in projects that contribute towards making a difference to the environment.

5. New Zealand Post Group Requirements

Suppliers are expected to maintain and be able to provide New Zealand Post Group with documentation which demonstrates compliance to this Supplier Code of Conduct. We regularly monitor our suppliers and ask about their business practices through questionnaires to help us identify and assess potential risks.

We reserve the right to audit compliance to these guidelines in accordance with criteria formulated by us. If a supplier does not meet our expectations we will work with our suppliers to address the findings through remedial actions.

November 2014: This is the current Supplier Code of Conduct. Updates made be made from time to time, and will be made available on our website www.nzpost.co.nz.