The supplier code establishes requirements for the rational conduct of activities for all suppliers of goods and services

For the company “KAUCHUK” rationality means conducting business in an economically, environmentally and socially responsible manner. This is the established fundamental principle of the corporate rules of the company “KAUCHUK”. With this in mind, “KAUCHUK” company is committed to the principles of long-term and confidential cooperation and conduct of activities in accordance with the requirements of the law. “KAUCHUK” company expects from its business partners to adhere to the principles set forth in the policy “KAUCHUK”. This Code refers to the policy of “KAUCHUK” company and represents the expectations of all suppliers of goods and services with which “KAUCHUK” company cooperates.

Our corporate values and our Code of Conduct reflect our desire to use ethical legal and responsible methods in business practice. We expect a similar approach from our suppliers. The supplier code includes the most important requirements for any of our suppliers.

“KAUCHUK” company believes that it is in the interests of its business partners to be guided by the principles of rational development. An increasing number of companies choose their suppliers, solely based on whether or not they comply with the principles set out in this Code. Companies paying special attention to rational development are more attractive as employers and this helps to strengthen their reputation as a socially and environmentally responsible organization. The Code operates worldwide and extends to all suppliers of “KAUCHUK” company and their employees. The supplier is responsible for ensuring that the principles set forth in this document are observed and brought to the attention of all participants in their supply chain whenever possible. The company “KAUCHUK” expects from its suppliers to observe the following principles:


  • a. Regulatory ComplianceThe supplier must comply with all applicable requirements of national and international legislation, as well as relevant international treaties.
  • b. Product SafetyThe products and services provided by the Supplier shall never endanger people or the environment and must comply with the agreed safety standards required by law. Instructions for their safe use are properly maintained and communicated by the Supplier.
  • c. Anti-corruptionCorruption is not permissible in any form. In particular, this concerns the payment of bribes and kickbacks and extortion in order to influence business partners and representatives of state authorities, the government, the judiciary and the public.
  • d. Fair competitionSuppliers follow the rules of fair competition in all aspects of their commercial activities. It meets the requirements of the relevant antimonopoly legislation, as well as laws that prohibit unfair competition.
  • e. Protection of intellectual property rightsThe supplier respects the intellectual property rights of third parties.


  • a. Prohibition of the use of child laborThe supplier can not employ persons under 15 years old. Work associated with increased risk can only be performed by persons over 18 years old. (Convention of the International Labor Organization No. 79, 138, 142, 182).
  • b. Prohibition of the use of forced laborDo not use forced or compulsory labor. The supplier does not have the right to require employees to hand over personal documents, such as an identity card, passport or work permit, under the guise of a hiring condition. (Convention of the International Labor Organization No. 29, 105).
  • c. Prohibition of discriminationAll employees are given equal opportunities in hiring, performing work and paying for work. The supplier does not infringe the interests of anyone on the basis of sex, age, nationality, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, membership of the organization or any kind of incapacity. (Convention of the International Labor Organization No. 100, 111, 143, 158, 159)
  • d. Prohibition of disciplinary measuresThe supplier has no right to apply any measures of corporal punishment or violence against his employees. This, first of all, refers to cases where employees honestly report activities that violate the requirements of national, international and domestic regulatory documents.


  • a. Workplaces that meet safety and hygiene requirementsAt a minimum, taking into account the requirements of national regulations, health and safety should be ensured. The supplier should implement the principles and procedures for labor protection and industrial safety and inform its employees to reduce or prevent accidents and occupational diseases. (International Labor Organization Convention No. 155).
  • b. The minimum wageThe remuneration of the employees of the Supplier shall be at the proper level and correspond to the minimum wage established by law and the contract or to comply with the industry standard. The level of remuneration should be sufficient to satisfy the basic needs of each employee and his family members, in addition to discretionary income. Wages are paid transparently, at regular intervals by means provided by law. Illegal and unjustified deductions from wages, as well as deductions in the form of disciplinary measures, are not allowed. (Convention of the International Labor Organization No. 26, 131).
  • c. Scheduled working hoursThe supplier ensures that employees do not work more than the maximum number of hours established by legislation, collectively agreed in the country concerned or prescribed by the industry standard. Maximum allowed to work no more than 60 hours per week (including overtime hours). Work in overtime should be voluntary and paid by the company by the Supplier in accordance with applicable law. After six consecutive working days, employees are given at least one day off. Also, employees are entitled to regular annual leave. (Convention of the International Labor Organization No. 1, 14.)
  • d. Freedom of participation in associations and the conclusion of a collective agreementEmployees have the right to enter into a collective labor contract and self-organize into trade unions. If the formation of a trade union is prohibited in the country for political reasons, the Supplier undertakes to influence independent associations in another form. The supplier has no right to infringe the interests of the representatives of the employees on the basis of their functional duties or due to their participation in the organization. (Convention of the International Labor Organization No. 87, 98, 135, 154, Recommendation No. 143.)


  • a. Rational use of resourcesThe supplier minimizes the consumption of resources for each type of activity. Particular attention is given to the rational use of energy and water. The use of renewable resources is always welcome.
  • b. Preventing and reducing the impact on the environmentThe supplier minimizes emissions taking into account advanced technologies, monitors harmful emissions and pre-processes them. If possible, waste should be avoided or recycled and materials reused multiple times. The supplier should develop an environmentally friendly and safe process for the transport, storage, treatment and disposal of waste.
  • c. Avoiding the use of harmful substancesIf possible, the use of substances that pose a threat to health and the environment should be avoided. The handling of hazardous substances in the company of the Supplier shall ensure the safe use, transportation, storage, handling and disposal of hazardous substances.
  • d. Ecologically safe productsThe Supplier’s products and services must ensure the efficient use of energy and natural resources, be recyclable, used repeatedly and safely disposed of.


  • The Supplier’s company must be introduced and certified in accordance with recognized management system standards, in which the basic principles established by this Code are observed. “KAUCHUK” company prefers its suppliers, which, along with OHSAS 18001 (labor protection and industrial safety), actively apply the quality management system according to ISO 9001, the environmental management system according to ISO 14001 or other similar systems.


  • a. Monitoring and verification“KAUCHUK” company may require the Supplier to provide, in the framework of self-assessment, the reliable and comprehensive information necessary for the initial assessment. In addition, the supplier must provide all the information necessary to verify compliance with the Code. The Supplier shall notify “KAUCHUK” company of all events and events that may conflict with the principles of this Code.
  • b. Non-complianceIn case of non-compliance with the requirements of the Code, “KAUCHUK” reserves the right to demand the use of corrective measures and, if necessary, to cease cooperation.