Codes of Conduct

Taking Care of Our People

Employment Laws and Regulations
We will comply with all applicable local / national laws and regulations relating to human rights, labor and employment where we operate.

Discrimination, Harassment, and Abuse
We will not discriminate in employment including hiring, compensation, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement — on the grounds of race, caste, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, health conditions or diseases, pregnancy, religion, union membership, marital status, veteran status or political opinion/affiliation and any category protected where we operate.

No employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological, or verbal harassment or abuse by another employee or anyone associated with Plastic Bank including contractors and suppliers.

No Forced or Child Labor

We will never use forced labor or human trafficking in any form — prison, slavery, indentured, bonded or otherwise.

We will always comply with the national minimum age for employment, the age of completion of compulsory education or any other specified exception.

Fair Treatment
We are committed to honoring the rights of our employees, as well as complying with all applicable wage and employment laws in all areas of the world where we have operations.

We recruit, hire, and retain the best talent we can from around the world, reflecting the markets and consumers we serve. Developing and retaining a diverse workforce provides us with a sustained competitive advantage. We recognize a diverse mix of backgrounds, skills and experiences that drives new ideas, products, and services, which strengthens our ability to achieve our goals.

We are firmly committed to provide equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and do our part to create an environment in which our colleagues can grow and succeed.

Taking Care of Our Communities

Society and Community
It‘s our mission by gathering a billion people together to monetize waste while improving lives, we continuously develop our ecosystems and social impact programs by empowering society and our communities.

The Environment
Protecting the environment is our ongoing commitment. We work every day to create winning products, use fewer resources, ensure less waste, and serve the greater good. We are committed to minimize any negative environmental impacts arising from operations.

Taking Care of Our Business

Confidential Information
“Confidential information” is information not available to the general public, but we know as a result of our position with Plastic Bank. We all share a responsibility for the handling of Plastic Bank’s confidential information to prevent the loss of this important asset.

We all must operate globally in full compliance with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and maintain a thorough understanding of our company-wide data privacy policies and procedures by completing the required annual data privacy training courses.

We all share a responsibility for the handling of Plastic Bank’s confidential information and confidential information we receive from partners to prevent the loss of this important asset.

Conflicts of Interest
We define a conflict of interest as any situation involving our business in which there is actual impairment, or a reasonable appearance of impairment, of an employee’s ability to act, objectively and independently, in the best interest of Plastic Bank.

We must avoid situations where a conflict of interest may occur and must disclose to Plastic Bank any conflict of interest.

Rejecting Bribery and Corruption

Complying with Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Laws

We do not condone, under any conditions, the offering, making or receiving of kickbacks or bribes or any other form of payments that are illegal under applicable law or regulation — including those known as “facilitating payments.”

Preventing Money LaunderingMoney laundering is an attempt by individuals or organizations to hide the proceeds of their crimes by making those proceeds look legitimate. Money laundering is against the laws and we abide by them.

We shall not accept, facilitate, or support money laundering. Our approved payment and sales practices are designed to ensure not to violate these laws.

Complying with Antitrust and Competition LawsWe compete vigorously and fairly. We must all abide by competition laws (also referred to as “antitrust” laws). These laws can vary from market to market, but their common goal is to preserve free and open competition and to promote a competitive marketplace.

Taking Care of Our Partners

Our operations worldwide are guided by these principles and we expect our suppliers, including:

  • contract manufacturers, contractors, vendors
  • other business relations and providers of goods or services, collectively, the

to share these ethics and commitments.

In establishing this Code, Plastic Bank reviewed and considered the principles outlined in recognized standards and guidelines, including:

  • The Global Social Compliance Program Reference Code
  • The International Labor Organization’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
  • The United Nations’ Global Compact
  • The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights

We support the efforts of such organizations which seek to improve working and environmental conditions, and we encourage our suppliers to promote these same standards.

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