Our Supplier Code of Conduct

Our Supplier Code of Conduct

Our Supplier Code of Conduct

Introduction

AJT is made up of a diverse collection of talented and passionate language and communication lovers. We work with many of the world’s most successful brands, delivering gold standard translation services. We are not only judged by the work we produce, but also by how we conduct ourselves. In line with our Code of Ethics, we strive to be professional, respectful, ethical and honest. We also strive to conduct our business with the highest standards of social and environmental integrity.

We strongly believe that we deliver our best work when working with suppliers who share our values and our ethical standards. Whether you are a freelancer or a company, as a trusted AJT supplier you are an integral part of our business ecosystem and, as such, your own actions and behaviours (collectively referred to as your professional conduct) reflect on AJT. While our Terms and Conditions provide the legal framework of our business relationship, our Supplier Code of Conduct outlines the minimum standards of professional conduct that we expect from all our suppliers.

Ethical principles

We require all our suppliers to act in a socially responsible and ethical way.

The business behaviour of all our suppliers must comply with all applicable international, national and local laws and contractual terms, as well as with generally accepted standards in relation to child labour, safety, and anti-bribery and corruption. If you are a company, our Supplier Code of Conduct also applies to third parties (subcontractors) if you have outsourced parts of your contractual obligations.

Environmental principles

We take the environmental impact of our operations very seriously and work hard to minimise our impact as far as possible.

As a minimum, we expect all suppliers to comply with local and national environmental legislation. As an AJT supplier, you should ensure that your activities have a minimal impact on the environment. You must operate as environmentally responsibly and efficiently as possible. We encourage you to use your best efforts to reduce or eliminate emissions generated by your activities, to preserve natural resources, to avoid or minimise the use of hazardous substances, and whenever possible to promote waste reuse or recycling.

Social principles

We promote an environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and value the diversity of all people.

We are all human beings and we all deserve to be treated as such. We expect our suppliers to treat everyone, including clients, employees, subcontractors and other stakeholders, with the utmost respect, courtesy, honesty and fairness. Our suppliers must not discriminate against anyone based on their race, caste, nationality, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union or political membership.

Professional principles

We pride ourselves on building long-lasting relationships with our clients and suppliers; relationships that are based on honesty, trust and mutual respect.

Our mission is to help our customers achieve theirs: to succeed internationally. We therefore treat our customers’ goals as if they are our own, and we expect our suppliers to do the same. There is no ‘us’ or ‘them’. We all work together to fulfil our collective missions. We are honest, trustworthy and reliable. We are transparent in everything we do, and we expect our suppliers to act in the same way.

Agreeing to our Supplier Code of Conduct

Please fill in this short form to let us know you have read and understood our AJT Supplier Code of Conduct and that you will abide by it.