Principle 5 Business, Supply Chain, and Marketing Practices
Key Element C Supply Chain Practices

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Organizations are increasingly being held accountable for practices in their supply chains. A sub-contractor or vendor making a product or contributing to an organization's services is associated in the minds of consumers, media, governments, and others with the organization. Organizations should ensure that gender equity is prioritized throughout their supply chain, not just with direct employees.Corporations are increasingly being held accountable for policies and practices in their supply chains. A sub-contractor or vendor making a product or contributing to a company's services is associated in the minds of consumers, media, governments, activists, and others with the company whose brand ultimately is sold. Companies should ensure that gender equity is prioritized throughout their supply chain, not just with their own direct employees.

There are 4 indicators for this element.
Indicator 1

Request information on gender policies and supplier diversity from suppliers, contractors, subcontractors, and vendors.

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Indicator 2

Create and publicize a policy that supports gender equality practices in the supply chain and encourages third parties (such as business partners, contractors, subcontractors, vendors, suppliers, governments, etc.) to promote and advance gender equality within their organizations.

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Implement policies that prohibit abusive working conditions of contract workers, including excessive working hours and or lack of overtime pay.

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Indicator 4

Promote best practices in advancing workplace gender equity, such as mentoring and training programs for women in more traditional fields, at various levels of the supply chain.

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