Working with partners and suppliers

Working with partners is an important part of LightARC’s business particularly, in meeting the needs of our customers.

The LightARC Partner Code of Conduct describes the minimum standard of business conduct and practices we expect from our business partners and suppliers. If applicable laws and regulations are more permissive than this Code of Conduct, business partners are expected to comply with the LightARC Code of Conduct.

The LightARC Partner Code of Conduct applies to all business partners, suppliers, vendors, service providers, resellers and consulting partners. It is based upon the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct (EICC Code). The EICC Code articulates the standards we expect from our partners in doing business with LightARC across several areas of responsibility including employees, health and safety, protection of the environment, ethics, and management systems.

We consider these standards in our partner selection process and reserve the right to take action with partners that do not comply with the EICC Code including considerations such as reducing or ending business relationships in accordance with contract terms.

LightARC Partner Code of Conduct

IMPLEMENTATION OF CODE
As a LightARC Partner you must have implemented a written Company Code of Business Conduct that, at a minimum, requires adherence with all applicable laws. Your code must be publicly available and binding on your employees, partners and suppliers.

COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS, REGULATIONS, & BUSINESS CONDUCT PRACTICES
LightARC expects You to be knowledgeable about all applicable laws and LightARC policies referenced herein. Some of the more important laws and policies are summarised below.

Anti-Corruption Laws: LightARC expects its Partners to uphold the highest standards of integrity in all business interactions. LightARC has a zero-tolerance policy in regards to Anti-Corruption, prohibiting any and all forms of bribery, corruption, extortion, kickbacks and embezzlements. Anti-bribery laws, Money-laundering and other country-specific laws, make it unlawful to bribe any person for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business or obtaining an unfair advantage in any business dealing or transaction. You must comply with these laws.

Environmental Laws: Partners must conduct their operations in ways that are environmentally responsible and in compliance with all applicable environmental laws, regulations and standards.

Human Rights, Labour Laws, and Fair Labour Practices: Partners must comply, and require each of their partners and suppliers to comply, with all health and safety regulations, laws upholding the rights of persons with disabilities, domestic and international labour laws, and fair labour practices.

Partners must also observe and comply with international principles relating to human rights, including but not limited to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.

Violations of local minimum wage and maximum working hour requirements are unacceptable, as are forced labour scenarios and labour contracts that impose unreasonable legal or practical limitations on an employee or worker’s ability to leave their employment.

Child labour is not to be used under any circumstance. The term “child” refers to any person employed under (a) the minimum age for employment under the applicable law, (b) the age for completing compulsory education, or (c) the age of 14, whichever is greatest. The use of legitimate workplace apprenticeship programs must comply with all laws and regulations.

Finally, Partners must never discriminate illegally based on race, colour, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, disability, union membership, marital status, or political affiliation.

Data Protection: Partners will understand, track and comply with all laws and regulations relating to data protection that are relevant to their actions as a LightARC Partner. With respect to any data a LightARC Partner collects or receives by virtue of its Partner status, Partner shall apply the same level of data protection as required by applicable laws and regulations

Partners must also keep confidential any personal information received from LightARC, not use such information for any purpose other than as originally intended, and implement the appropriate safeguards to ensure the protection, integrity and security of such personal information.

Confidentiality: Partners must protect LightARC’s private, confidential or commercially sensitive information including intellectual property i.e., approaches, frameworks, applications and configurations, etc.