Sustainable Procurement Policy

Evergreen incorporates sustainable procurement into the goal of social responsibility and sustainable development. In order to safeguard our Earth, during procurement, Evergreen respects the environmenal protection, saves energy consumption, prevents climate change, and improves labor and sanitation conditions. The sustainable development indicators of economy, society and environment have become an important consideration for procurement.

Evergreen incorporates the UN SDGs into procurement and demonstrates corporate social responsibility in procurement management. In addition to price and quality, before dealing business with suppliers, Evergreen will assess environmental and social performance of suppliers, and avoid doing business with those suppliers who fail to fulfill corporate social responsibility. Evergreen has always been encouraging suppliers to fulfill their corporate social responsibility and requiring suppliers to comply with international human rights/labor rights, regulatory requirements, and anti-corruption so as to upgrade their enterprise image and gain our support.

When signing a contract with a supplier, the CSR clauses will be added to comply with the corporate social responsibility policies of both parties, and if the supplier violates the policy and has a significant impact on the environment and society ,we might reserve the rights to terminate the contract at any time.

Evergreen will continuously monitor suppliers' CSR performance, and work together with suppliers to improve their performance on the environment, labor practices, fair trade practices and sustainable procurement.

Supplier's Code of Conduct

EMC creates the company's Supplier Code of Conduct with reference to the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" and the "ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work" and includes five major components:

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Labor standard
Suppliers need to safeguard the human rights of workers and treat them fairly, including all workers, temporary workers, work students, contractors and other types of workers.

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Health and safety standards
Suppliers should understand that in addition to reducing work-related injuries / diseases, a healthy and safe work environment can improve the quality of products and services, and it is necessary to continuously collect employee opinions and to provide with education to solve health and safety problems.

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Environmental standard
Suppliers should minimize adverse impacts on the community and the environment and comply with relevant environmental laws.

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Standards of ethics
In order to fulfill corporate social responsibility, suppliers and their downstream suppliers must conduct business in ethical and honest way.

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Management system standards
Suppliers should implement management systems to promote compliance with relevant laws and promote continuous improvement.

The Supplier Code of Conduct confirms that suppliers must adhere to common values and standards when conducting business cooperation with EMC. Suppliers are also encouraged to exceed basic requirements and improve service levels in all areas.

Action plans

In order to realize the sustainable procurement policy, Evergreen Shipping has adopted the following action plans.

  • Questionnaire for Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Document audit

  • On-site audit

Performance & Target

Conducting suppliers' CSR performance self-assessment and evaluation on regular basis, in order to understand suppliers' compliance to Supplier's Code of Conduct.

2019 Performance
  • Formulated and disclosed the Supplier's Code of Conduct, which specifies the requirements for suppliers.
  • An anti-corruption clause was incorporated into suppliers' newly signed or revised contracts.
Short-term Target
  • Promote the use of the Supplier Code of Conduct as the criteria for selecting and evaluating suppliers and encourage purchasing units to conduct on-site auditing at the time of supervision and acceptance.
Medium & Long-term Target
  • Evaluate and manage the suppliers from ethical and sustainable perspectives to promote sustainable procurement.