CHARTER RESPONSIBLE PURCHASING OF MP HYGIENE

Preamble :

In the continuity of the MP HYGIENE Values Charter, this charter presents the commitments expected by MP HYGIENE in the fight against corruption, ethics, respect for human rights and labour standards, the protection of the health and safety of persons and the protection of the environment. By adhering to this charter, in compliance with the applicable contractual provisions and national laws, the Supplier or Subcontractor undertakes to make its best efforts to respect and implement, and to enforce and implement by its own Suppliers, all the principles set forth therein.
Suppliers have an important role in the application of the MP HYGIENE values charter. It is therefore important to put in place steps of continuous progress with these. Our values charter and our responsible purchasing charter are available on the group’s website.

Ethic :

MP HYGIENE is committed to establishing lasting and stable relationships with its suppliers where trust and loyalty are important. The supplier must have governance that respects the following principles:

• Transparency
• Ethics
• Responsibility
• Environment
• The protection of its employees

In return, MP HYGIENE undertakes to treat its suppliers with fairness and honesty.

Compliance with labour standards :

The supplier must comply scrupulously with the labour standards in force in his country. However, it must go further than the rules in force so as not to be complicit in human rights abuses. The supplier must therefore put in place procedures to ensure compliance with the following rules :

• Abolition of child labour
• Elimination of forced and compulsory labour
• Compliance with all applicable laws regarding wages, benefits and working time: the Supplier complies, as a minimum, with all regulations relating to remuneration and hours of work, including those concerning the minimum wage, overtime pay, on-the-job pay, and any other compensation. The Supplier shall also provide the benefits required by the legislation.

• Protection of Occupational Health and Safety: The Supplier’s activities must not adversely affect the health and safety of its employees, its own Suppliers and local populations. Supplier shall provide its employees with appropriate protective equipment.

Respect the environment :

The laws and regulations in force concerning respect for the environment must be respected by the supplier.
It must do everything possible to develop best practices in respect of the environment. This includes an important consideration to the protection of nature, the reduction of its energy, water and CO2 consumption, limiting the use of nonrenewable energy, and respecting biodiversity. The supplier must also optimise the management of its waste as well as implement actions that reduce nuisances to residents.
The principles set out above apply to suppliers of suppliers, products and product manufacturing processes.

MP HYGIENE’s commitments to its suppliers :

• Treat its suppliers with loyalty and respect;
• Respect a fair system between the different suppliers;
• Respect the confidentiality of the information provided by the supplier, whether technical or commercial;
• Comply with the signed contractual conditions, including settlement conditions;
• Apply transparency and traceability throughout the purchasing process, and select its Suppliers impartially;
• Prevent potential conflicts of interest;
• Respect the ethical principles set out in the Values Charter;
• Seek to build long-term relationships with Suppliers, in a common and continuous improvement approach;
• Integrate local Suppliers into sourcing activities to promote sustainable local resource development.

Supplier commitments to MP HYGIENE :

• Respect Human Rights and Labour Law;
• Respect the safety of people and facilities at all sites.
• Respect the confidentiality of the information communicated by MP HYGIENE;
• Comply with the signed contractual conditions;
• Promote the employment and integration of people with disabilities or who are far from work;
• Provide accurate and fair information that is not likely to mislead in the conduct of business;
• Promote the principles of this Responsible Sourcing Charter to its own Suppliers, and ensure at each stage that they meet the same requirements.
• Commit to working in transparency.

Failure to respect the above principles :

If certain elements of this charter are not complied with, the Supplier may be required to prepare, document and implement a corrective action plan to improve the situation and bring itself into compliance. MP HYGIENE reserves the right to disengage vis-à-vis Suppliers not complying with this charter.