Being the world leading brand of major household appliances, Haier is committed to leading the industry by example and setting high standards of business conduct. The strength of Haier's reputation is based, not only on our own conduct, but also on the actions of those with whom we do business with. For that reason, we aspire to work only with Third Parties who share our values and reflect the same high ethical standards.
Scope and Responsibility 适用范围与责任
Haier Third Party Code of Business Ethics has been developed to convey our expectations regarding the ethical conduct we expect from non-employee individuals or entities (Distributors, Contractors, After-sale Service Centers, Suppliers, Brokers, Consultants etc.) referred to as “Third Parties” in this code that perform services or work for or on behalf of Haier.
We require our Third Parties to take reasonable steps to ensure that this Third Party Code of Business Ethics is communicated throughout their organizations and made available to their employees and other related parties who engage in business with Haier. We expect you, as our Third Party, to share our commitment to comply with the following standards to the extent they are applicable to our business relationship. It is your responsibility to ensure that your employees, agents and other related parties conducting business with Haier understand and comply with this Third Party Code of Business Ethics. Failure to adhere to this Third Party Code of Business Ethics or any applicable law is grounds for Haier to terminate the business relationship.
Haier places a high value on making socially responsible decisions and doing what’s right for our global communities. Haier expects this same commitment from our Third Parties. Some principles we follow to demonstrate good corporate citizenship include:
Haier is committed to providing healthy and safe workplace. Any Third Party’s providing products, on-site services and participating in projects in Haier’s facility is required to abide by related laws & regulations and Haier’s health and safety guide lines, create a healthy and safe working environment. Its employees shall accept health and safety trainings from Third Party prior to entering any Haier facility. Third Parties shall provide health and safety trainings also provide healthy and safe working conditions to their employees.
Haier is committed to protecting the environment by engaging in responsible business practices and advocating the development of environmental friendly products. We expect our Third Parties to comply with applicable environmental laws and regulations. Any person providing on-site services in Haier facility is required to adhere to Haier’s environmental standards.
Haier seeks the highest product quality, safety and performance at all times. Our business, reputation and success depend on our commitment to compliance with government and industry standards and we expect the same from our Third Parties.
Third Parties shall observe and respect all Haier patents, trademarks and copyrights and comply with such restrictions or prohibitions on their use as Haier may from time to time establish. Only use Haier information and property (including tools, drawings and specifications) for the purpose for which they are provided to the Third Parties and for no other purposes
As our Third Parties, you are expected to respect the privacy and protect the data of our customers, suppliers, employees, our company and other Third Parties. We require our Third Parties to collect, process, store and transmit such data lawfully, for business purposes only, and maintain appropriate safeguards to prevent unauthorized use or disclosure of the data.
Third Parties have a duty to protect the confidential business information of Haier. Examples of confidential information are but not limited to: non-public information, finance and accounting data, business plans, business reports, pricing data, market and sales data, market intelligence reports, trade secrets, HR information, organization structure. Such information may only be disclosed by authorized personnel in accordance with Haier’s relevant policies and procedures.
Third Parties shall obtain written confirmations prior to releasing any press in regard to Haier by newspaper, magazine, radio, TV, Internet or any other means publicly.
Third Parties must be free of conflicts of interest that jeopardize their ability to act in the best interest of Haier. A “conflict of interest” occurs whenever a Third Party has to make a decision between the fulfilling their obligation towards Haier and the interest of another party, or when a Third Party’s employee performs a business action for his or her personal benefit or the benefit of a family member or close friend to the detriment of the business interests of Haier.
Haier expects Third Parties to immediately disclose any actual or potential conflicts of interest to Haier, such as if a Third Party’s employee or their family member has a relationship with Haier or a Haier employee who can make decisions affecting the Third Party’s business.
Haier’s employees are not allowed to gain any economic benefits from counterparties or any competitors (with the exception of holding the aforesaid institutional stock and trading in the public stock market). Third Parties should respect this policy and refrain from offering any Haier employees (or family member of a Haier employee) any lavish gifts or economic benefits, actively or passively. Third parties shall report any Haier employee who solicits bribery via the channels listed in Chapter 7. Third Parties have the duty to corporate with investigations on any active or passive bribery.
Third Parties and affiliated companies shall not employ any in-service or resignation Haier employees of similar roles (Including but not limited to directors, managers, staff, etc.) by any means, whether in business period or after the termination of business.
At Haier, we compete solely on the basis of our product/service quality, pricing and reputation. Haier forbids our employees from offering or accepting bribes or any other unlawful payments as a way to get new business or to retain existing business, directly or indirectly. Bribes can take many forms, including but not limited to:
Bribery is prohibited not just for all Haier employees, but also for Third Parties that conduct business on our behalf, including but not limited to Distributors, Contractors, After-sale Service Centers, Suppliers, Brokers, Consultants etc. In short, if we can’t do it, neither can our Third Parties. Always exercise your best judgment, ask questions and be alert to any and all red flags. Be familiar with the requirements of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and similar laws in other countries, including applicable local laws, as well as Haier business courtesy policy.
Haier is committed to a fair global market. In all dealings with competitors, customers and suppliers we must act honestly, impartially and in compliance with fair competition laws and regulations. We also expect our Third Parties to conduct their business in full compliance with the applicable competition laws.
Money laundering is the process where an individual or unit conceals the source of illegal funds so that they appear to have originated from a legitimate source. We must observe applicable anti-money laundering laws and prevent money laundering when carrying out business activities and this extends to Haier’s Third Parties as well.
During the course of any engagements with Haier, Third Parties may come into possession of privileged information that is not publicly available, and must not use such information as a basis to trade in Haier related shares or securities. The unauthorized use of which could result in violation of insider trading laws.
Haier is committed to compliance with all applicable international trade laws and regulations. International trade controls may apply to any import or export activity. Various government trade controls and sanctions restrict Haier from directly or indirectly engaging in trade with certain countries, entities, vessels and persons. In addition, many countries have trade restrictions, such as economic sanctions, embargoes and boycotts. As a multinational corporation, we are required to comply with these trade controls and sanctions and we expect the same compliance by our Third Parties relating to the export, re-export, transfer or retransfer of Haier products and other items.
We encourage our Third Parties to ask questions, raise concerns and get guidance about compliance or ethical behavior. If you know of or suspect a possible legal or ethical violation involving or affecting Haier, including if you are uncertain whether your own conduct is proper, you have a responsibility to report, in good faith, that information to Haier. Use the resources below if you need to ask a question or raise a concern:
Fraud or business malpractice concern：www.haier.ethicspoint.com (global hotline) / www.haierchina.ethicspoint.com)/ www.haierchina.ethicspoint.com (for China domestic reports)
Compliance questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
举报舞弊行为，请登录：www.haier.ethicspoint.com （国际合规热线）/ www.haierchina.ethicspoint.com （中国合规热线）
Third Parties will permit Haier audit rights on Third Parties’ books and records relating to the business with Haier.
Haier reserves the right to claim economic compensation and legal liability on any losses, damages, liabilities, costs, expenses, liens incurred by Third Parties’ breach of Haier Third Party Code of Business Ethics as well as any agreements signed between Third Parties and Haier
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