Introduction and Purpose of our Supplier Requirements
Bartell Machinery Systems recognizes the very important role our suppliers have in the value we offer our customers. As an extension of our own operators, we rely on our supplier to provide material, products, and services that are produced, packaged, and shipped under a controlled process that results in consistent conformance to our requirements.
The purpose of this manual is to inform Bartell’s suppliers of the core expectations we have regarding the suppliers’ quality management systems, design requirements, and manufacturing process controls required for doing business with Bartell.
I. INTEGRITY – We will always conduct ourselves with integrity, upholding the highest ethical and moral standards.
II. SAFETY – We are committed to ensuring a safe work environment for our employees, business associates, and visitors.
III. QUALITY – We will deliver the highest quality products and services possible.
IV. CUSTOMER – We will understand and respond to customer requirements and strive to meet or exceed their expectations.
V. GROWTH – We aspire to sustained growth, recognizing the benefits for owners, employees, customers and the community.
VI. MANAGEMENT – We aspire to excellent leadership at all levels, including values, competence, drive, decisiveness, working relations, and setting the best example.
VII. WORK ENVIRONMENT – We will foster a culture of teamwork and mutual respect and are committed to providing a dynamic, rewarding, and challenging workplace.
VIII. CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT – We will relentlessly drive continuous improvement in all we do.
IX. EMPLOYEE COMMITMENT – We expect employees to be knowledgeable and well trained with a strong sense of accountability and personal responsibility.
X.TECHNOLOGY – We will excel at developing innovative, leading-edge technologies that help Bartell and our customers succeed.
Supplier Code of Conduct:
Compliance with Local Laws and Regulation
Suppliers must adhere to the laws and regulations in the locality in which they reside. This includes all local, state, and federal laws/regulations in the country of origin.
Compliance with Environmental, Health, and Safety Laws
The supplier must maintain and operate its manufacturing/production facilities and processes in accordance with local, state, and federal laws/regulations in the country of origin.
At no time shall any Bartell person be exposed to hazardous materials or unsafe conditions as a result of supplier shipments to a Bartell Machinery, or while visiting a supplier’s location. For items with inherent hazards, safety notices must be clearly visible. As applicable, documented safety handling and protection information must be provided.
Suppliers shall not discriminate against race, color, sex, religion, age, physical disability, political affiliation, or other defining characteristics as prohibited by local, state, and federal laws/regulations in the country of origin.
Child Labor- Suppliers shall employ workers of minimum legal age in accordance with local, state, and federal laws/regulations in the country of origin. Child labor laws must be followed.
Forced/Indentured Labor- Suppliers shall not practice the use of forced or indentured labor.
Work Hours/Days- Suppliers shall not exceed the daily and weekly working hours as permitted by local, state, and federal laws/regulations in the country of origin.
Wages and Benefits- Suppliers shall compensate workers in accordance with local, state, and federal laws/regulations in the country of origin. This includes minimum legal wage, overtime wages, and benefits (required by law).
Evidence of corruption, bribes, improper advantage or any other form of illegal practice by a supplier or associated operations will terminate all relations with Bartell. Suppliers will conduct their business in a manner that meets the ‘Code of Ethics’ policy of Bartell Machinery Systems, L.L.C.
Code of Conduct and Policy Enforcement
This policy applies to suppliers and their sub-tier sources. It is the responsibility of the supplier to verify and monitor compliance of this code at their operations and sub-tier source operations.
The supplier shall ensure the confidentiality of Bartell products and projects under development, and related product information, as well as intellectual property, shared as a result of the working relationship.