Xrosswater Supplier Code of Conduct

Xrosswater Supplier Code of Conduct sets forth minimum workplace standards and business practices that are expected of any Supplier doing business with our firm, consistent with our company’s values.

1. Compliance with Laws:

Xrosswater personnel and operations operate in full compliance with the laws of their respective countries and with all other applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Additionally, Suppliers will ensure that products, services and shipments for Xrosswater adhere to all applicable international trade compliance laws, rules, and regulations.

2. Labour:

Xrosswater uphold the human rights of workers and treat them with dignity and respect.
a) Xrosswater employ only workers who meet the applicable minimum legal age requirement, except that in no event shall Supplier employ any person under the age of 16, even if local law permits otherwise. Suppliers shall also comply with all other applicable child labor laws according to local regulations.
b) Xrosswater do not use any indentured or forced labor, slavery or servitude.
c) Xrosswater set working hours, wages and over-time pay in compliance with all applicable laws. Workers shall be paid at least the minimum legal wage or a wage that meets local industry standards, whichever is greater.
d) Xrosswater treat employees with dignity and respect and will not engage in or permit corporal punishment, threats of violence, or other forms of harassment whether based on gender, race, color, religion, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic.
e) Xrosswater employ workers on the basis of their ability to do the job, not on the basis of their personal characteristics or beliefs (including race, color, gender, nationality, religion, and age, maternity or marital status).
f) Xrosswater respect employees’ right to join or not join any lawful organization, including trade unions and works councils, and shall comply with all applicable local and national laws pertaining to freedom of association and collective bargaining.

3. Health & Safety:

Xrosswater is committed to safeguarding the health and safety of our employees and protecting the environment.
a) While suppliers are on-site at a work location or at a customer location on behalf of Xrosswater, suppliers shall comply with Xrosswater’s Safety Policy, and any site-specific requirements.
b) Xrosswater ensure a safe work environment and minimize physical and chemical hazards through proper design, engineering and administrative controls, preventative maintenance and safe work procedures as well as ongoing safety training.
c) Xrosswater provide workers with appropriate personal protective equipment where hazards cannot be adequately controlled by other means.
d) Xrosswater provide and properly maintain physical guards, interlocks, and barriers where machinery presents an injury hazard to workers.

4. Environment:

At Xrosswater, environmental considerations are an integral part of our business practices and the production of world-class products. Xrosswater suppliers shall comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.
a) Xrosswater maintain all required environmental permits and registrations and follow the operational and reporting requirements of such permits.
b) Xrosswater comply with regulated substance specifications and with any applicable laws and regulations prohibiting or restricting the use or handling of specific substances.
c) Xrosswater endeavour to reduce or eliminate solid waste, wastewater, and air emissions by implementing appropriate conservation measures in their production, maintenance, and facility processes
d) Xrosswater manage, control, treat and/or dispose of non-hazardous solid waste, wastewater, and/or air emissions generated from operations as required by applicable laws and regulations, before discharge.

5. Ethics:

Xrosswater commit to the highest standards of ethical conduct when dealing with its employees, suppliers and customers.
a) Xrosswater prohibit any and all forms of corruption, extortion, and embezzlement by its employees, officers, directors or agents.
b) Xrosswater adhere to standards of fair business, advertising, and competition.
c) Xrosswater does not offer or accept bribes or other means to obtain an undue or improper advantage.
d) Xrosswater accurately record and disclose information regarding their business activities, structure, financial situation, and performance in accordance with applicable laws and regulations as well as prevailing industry business practices.
e) Xrosswater respect intellectual property rights and safeguard customer information. Transfer of technology and know-how shall be done in a manner that protects intellectual property rights.
f) Xrosswater implement processes as well as procedures and exercise due diligence to detect and avoid counterfeit parts.
g) Xrosswater implement a comprehensive business continuity plan throughout its operations and supply chain to preserve the safety of workers, protect physical property from loss and damage, safeguard intellectual property, prevent interruptions in the manufacturing process and ensure the integrity of shipments at the point of origin.
h) Xrosswater implement processes to address the confidentiality and protection of an employee who in good faith raises a concern, makes a report, or assists with an investigation related to potential ethical or criminal violations.

6. Anti-Corruption:

Xrosswater is committed to complying with anti-corruption laws that prohibit bribes, kickbacks, or other corrupt actions to obtain or retain business or obtain any improper advantage. All suppliers are expected to comply with applicable anti-corruption laws while conducting business on behalf of Xrosswater. Xrosswater prohibited from directly or indirectly receiving or offering any form of bribe, kickback, or other corrupt payment, to or from any person or organization, including government agencies or officials, private companies or employees of those private companies.

7. Gifts and Entertainment:

Xrosswater recognizes that it is customary for some of its suppliers, customers and other business associates to occasionally give small gifts or offer modest business entertainment to those with whom they do business. It is important, however, that these gifts and entertainment events do not affect an employee’s business judgment, or give the appearance that judgment may be affected. When doing business with or conducting business on behalf of Xrosswater, Supplier may, for legitimate business purposes:
(i) offer gifts or entertainment to suppliers, customers or other business associates;
(ii) accept gifts or entertainment offered by suppliers, customers or other business associates; provided, however, that in each instance the gift or entertainment:
• is unsolicited;
• is not a bribe, kickback or other illegal or illicit payment;
• is not given in exchange for any consideration;
• would not embarrass Xrosswater if disclosed publicly; and
• does not create the appearance (or an actual or implied obligation) that the gift giver is entitled to preferential treatment, an award of business, better prices or improved terms of sale.
Any supplier that violates the provisions of this Section 7 when conducting business on behalf of Xrosswater risks immediate loss of all existing and future Xrosswater business.


Rev: Jan/20