Basic Principles of Code of Conduct for Cambridge Suppliers


Health and Safety

Cambridge requires that all suppliers provide for the health and safety of their employees. Senior management must demonstrate a commitment to establishing and maintaining a safe workplace, and all equipment and facilities must be maintained to ensure the safety of their employees.

  • Control hazards and take the best reasonably possible precautionary measures against accidents and occupational diseases.
  • Compliance with OSHA and all other safety standards and best practices.


Human Rights

Cambridge expects its suppliers to respect the basic human rights of employees as defined in the international conventions of the United Nations (UN), the International Labor Organization (ILO), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the UN Global Compact Initiative.

This means that you as our supplier have to, for example:

  • respect the personal dignity, privacy and rights of each individual
  • Comply with the maximum number of working hours laid down in the applicable laws.


Anti Corruption

Cambridge works against all forms of corruption and no contraventions will be tolerated.

We expect that our suppliers:

  • Tolerate no form of and do not engage in any form of corruption or bribery, including any payment or other form of benefit conferred on any government official for the purpose of influencing decision making in violation of law.


Supply Chain

For us it is important that our suppliers are compliant with the principles of our Code of Conduct for Cambridge Suppliers.

We expect our suppliers not only to comply with the Code of Conduct for Cambridge Suppliers in their own organization but also to ensure in turn that their subcontractors adhere to the international standards summarized in the Code of Conduct for Cambridge Suppliers.  Cambridge will work with supplier management to ensure and document compliance with all established supply chain requirements.



Cambridge is committed to conducting its business operations and activities in an environmentally responsible manner, and in a way that protects the health and safety of our employees, customers, visitors and contractors. In this regard, our company is committed to holding our suppliers to the same standards and compliance requirements with applicable environmental and health and safety laws and regulations.


Key Principles

As part of our commitment, Cambridge key principles are to: develop and administer policies, procedures, guidelines and management systems within our operations, including on a country, region, location or business unit level as needed; Communicate relevant standards to our employees, including through training and awareness-raising initiatives; minimize any adverse impact that our operations have on the environment, including, where possible, recycling reusable materials, investing in communication technologies which substantially reduce the need for travel, while promoting a healthy work/life balance for employees and continuously reviewing our sourcing of sustainable materials where appropriate; provide a work environment that is healthy and safe; collect and analyze data about our environmental impact and health and safety conditions at our locations, and use the data to measure and have a goal of continuously improving our performance; encourage our service providers and suppliers to have their own environmental, health and safety commitments; and communicate our policies and performance with stakeholders and the business community.


Implementation – December 2013


Review and Updating

This policy will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis by an executive of Cambridge. The Cambridge Executive Committee will receive an annual report on this policy and the company’s performance.