Supplier/Buyer Code of Conduct
Our suppliers are contracted to abide by our supplier code of conduct, which is in line with International Labour Organisation Conventions and the ETI Base Code. This provides comfort that we work with only compliant suppliers to protect our own workers, as well as those of our supply chain.
All Tier 1 suppliers have been issued with copies of our current code of conduct and these requirements form part of the annual supplier manufacturing agreement.
Whistle Blowing Policy
In the UK, we conduct right to work checks and have an updated whistle-blowing policy and process whereby employees can raise any concerns they may have in total confidence. The whistleblowing policy has been reviewed during 2020, with improved clarity on escalation procedures and is published within the employee handbook on a mandatory read basis.
Consistent with our commitment to ensure that the people making our products are treated with dignity and respect and work in safe and healthy conditions, Trutex has banned the use of cotton lint, fibre and associated textile materials from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Uyghur Region (China) in the production of our products until there is clear evidence that action is being taken to eliminate the use of forced labour, child labour, and human rights abuses in the cotton Industry.
Trutex works with our suppliers to trace the sources of cotton fibres and where appropriate we seek documentary evidence to support the transparency of our supply routes. All our tier 1 and a % of tier 2 suppliers have received our cotton policy and provided assurances through a self-certification process.
Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policy
Trutex’s policy has been and continues to be that all personnel, agents and clients of Trutex must comply strictly and in good faith with the letter and spirit of all applicable laws and regulations in any location in which Trutex transacts business. We consider compliance with anti-bribery laws to be more than a legal requirement; compliance is also a reflection of how Trutex’s company values are embedded.
Our anti bribery and corruption policy is issued to all staff, across all Trutex in-country locations and head office. The policy is issued to all Tier 1 and 2 suppliers as part of the new supplier on boarding process.