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These terms and conditions (this “Agreement”) are entered into between Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC on behalf of itself, its parents, and its affiliates (“Mars”) and the winner (“You” or “Your”) of the grant Forrest E. Mars Jr. Chocolate History Grant Application (“Grant Application”) and is effective as of the date that You are notified in writing that You are the winner of the grant (“Effective Date”). Mars and You are referred to individually as a “party” or collectively as the “parties”.
Our business philosophy, which is deeply rooted in the Mars Five Principles, leads us to work with suppliers who are willing to meet our standards and specifications and are committed to values that are compatible with our own.
Our Supplier Code of Conduct is informed by the International Bill of Human Rights, the principles set forth in the International Labour Organization’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
This document, and related guidance, establishes expectations of Mars’s suppliers with regard to business practices, including their approach to human rights, the environment, and ethical practices aligned with legal requirements, the Mars, Incorporated Human Rights Policy, other relevant Mars policies, and international good practice.
All Mars suppliers, defined as third parties with whom Mars has active commercial relationships for the supply of goods or services, are expected to apply this Supplier Code of Conduct as follows:
All suppliers to Mars are expected, at a minimum, to comply with applicable laws and regulations. If the Supplier Code of Conduct establishes a higher standard than is required by applicable law, Mars expects its suppliers to apply the Supplier Code of Conduct. Where alignment with the Supplier Code of Conduct could lead to a conflict with or a violation of applicable laws or regulations, the supplier will notify Mars of the situation and explain how it intends to operate in a responsible manner.
Suppliers will have in place appropriate policies, management systems, procedures, and staffing to meet the expectations in the Supplier Code of Conduct. Suppliers will communicate to workers the standards to which the supplier is committed, as well as relevant laws, regulations and protections. Suppliers will notify Mars of any actual or suspected legal infractions, including any legal actions against the supplier by the authorities for violations of human rights, environmental laws, or anti-corruption or bribery laws. Mars reserves the right to request and receive additional information from the supplier with regard to its management of relevant issues.
If Mars suppliers are distributors, brokers, and agents, they are expected to assure that their first-tier suppliers supplying goods for Mars also apply these standards, and to provide this assurance to Mars upon request. Suppliers to Mars are expected to provide these partners with assistance in complying with these expectations as needed.
Suppliers are not permitted to sub-contract the production of goods and services for Mars without first informing Mars in writing and receiving written agreement that this is acceptable to Mars. If Mars has approved sub-contracting, the sub-contracted workplaces are expected to meet the Supplier Code of Conduct expectations.
Suppliers are expected to assure that all vendors providing them with services in their workplace, including the provision of workers, also apply these standards, and to provide this assurance to Mars upon request. Suppliers are expected to provide their vendors with assistance in complying with these expectations as needed.
To identify whether a supplier is in compliance with the Supplier Code of Conduct, Mars reserves the right to request suppliers to complete self-assessments, disclose relevant policies or procedures, or to be subject to announced and unannounced on-site direct and/or third-party audits or evaluations of the supplier’s facilities, including housing provided by the supplier or labor providers, and workplaces to which the supplier has sub-contracted production of Mars-procured products.
Mars reserves the right to audit the operations, records, policies, and procedures of the aforementioned entities and to conduct confidential worker interviews in connection with such audits or evaluations as appropriate and as agreed. Upon request, distributors, brokers and agents supplying to Mars will also provide Mars with access to the workplaces, records, policies, procedures, and workers of their first-tier suppliers. If Mars identifies areas of noncompliance, Mars reserves the right to request suppliers to make the necessary investments in systems and conditions improvements to ensure compliance.
Mars encourages its suppliers to understand, and take appropriate steps to address, human rights, environmental and ethics issues in their supply chains. Upon request, Mars expects its suppliers to share with Mars information regarding their relevant supply chain policies and practices, conditions or risks in their supply chains, and how such conditions or risks are being prevented or addressed. If requested by Mars, suppliers will disclose to Mars information related to their supply chain, including countries of origin of materials used in products supplied to Mars – Mars reserves the right to disclose this information publicly.
Mars, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to not initiate, to suspend or to terminate its relationship with a supplier if the supplier refuses to consent to the Supplier Code of Conduct or to take the appropriate steps to come into compliance with the Supplier Code of Conduct.