Mining and trading of mineral resources generate revenues, bringing socio-economic development and community prosperity, and promote the mutually beneficial relationships between communities, companies or partners in the supply chain, and individuals. We focus on responsible management of the supply chain and require suppliers to conduct business in a responsible manner, which is a prerequisite for doing business with us.
Our practice includes both global and local procurement, taking the needs of the community into full considerations, and we prioritize procurement of materials with regional advantages in the areas where our business is located. We support the development of local enterprises through local procurement, to increase local government tax and contribute to the economic development of the community. We are committed to considering the social and economic context of the areas where our business is located, with particular attention paid to disadvantaged groups who are excluded from employment or local business opportunities for systemic reasons.
We stick to the Material Procurement Management Policy, Smelting Raw Material Procurement Policy, Product Sales Management Policy, Supplier Management Operation Guidelines, and other supplier management policies, to promote suppliers to conduct business with the responsibility that is consistent with business ethics and ensure that our suppliers’ ethics, safety, health, and human rights principles as well as social and environmental performance are consistent with ours.
At Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd. (“Zijin Mining”, the “Group”, or “we”), we are committed to conducting our business in a professional, honest, and ethical manner. We always follow the highest levels of legal, regulatory and ethical standards in order to avoid negative influences on our integrity and reputation.
Zijin Mining formulates our Supplier Code of Conduct (the “Code”) with reference to international standards and our Corporate Code of Conduct, with the aim of improving ESG performance of our suppliers, contractors, and business partners in line with Zijin Mining. We expect our partners to abide by the Code. Any violation of the Code may damage their business relationship with Zijin Mining, or even lead to the termination of cooperation.
Our suppliers and partners should conduct business under the following codes:
Comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the place of operation, which is a prerequisite for the cooperation with Zijin Mining.
Legally handle trade secrets, patent, trademark, copyright, engineering data, databases, customer information, salary information and any confidential financial data and reports, etc.
Committed to fair, transparent and honest cooperation and competition. Establish a sound management system of business ethics and supervision. Prevent the practice of unfair competition and corruption. Prohibit from obtaining competitive advantage by false information or other fraudulent means.
Prohibit from any forms of corruption, such as offering or accepting bribes. Prohibit from intervening stakeholders by entertaining them, offering kickbacks or gifts.
Establish grievance and whistle-blower protection mechanism to prevent any form of retaliation against the whistle-blower.
Enhance the awareness of environmental protection. Actively promote ISO14001 EMS certification.
Prevent pollutions from gas, water, and noise in operation and production.
Protect the ecological environment. Use production techniques, raw materials and energy with less negative impacts on the environment. Actively practice energy conservation, GHG emission reduction, resource reuse, etc.
Promote a circular economy policy based on efficient use of resources and environmental protection.
Reduce packaging materials and reuse packaging. Packaging using recycled materials, renewable materials or biodegradable materials; Use green design and safety warning in packaging.
Promote clean production by waste recycling and improving technique.
Prohibit from using child labour and any form of forced labour. Respect and protect the basic rights of employees.
Prohibit from slavery and forced labour. Ensure working hours are under the limit prescribed by relevant laws and regulations.
Respect and treat employees equally. Oppose any behavior that can be perceived as bullying, intimidation, harassment, or discrimination in workplace. Prohibit discrimination in hiring or promotion on the basis of race, religion, age, nationality, gender, marital status, pregnancy, etc. Do not ask employees or applicants to take medical test of a discriminatory nature.
Respect the legal rights of free association and collective bargaining of employees.
Ensure the welfare of employees in terms of salary, vacation, and social security.
Actively promote ISO 45001 OHS management system certification. Improve employees' safety and health awareness. Encourage employees to work in a safe and responsible way.
Establish a safe working environment. Prevent employees from occupational hazards, Standardize occupational health monitoring.
Conduct safety risk assessment for all construction and operation activities. Work in strict accordance with safety operation procedures.
Develop the ability to deal with emergencies such as natural disasters, production accidents and environmental pollution to minimize casualties, environmental and social impacts.
Respect the culture, traditions and beliefs of the community in which we operate. Respect indigenous people’ rights of free, prior and informed consent.
Establish an appropriate communication and grievance mechanism in the community. Pay attention to their concerns and properly solve reasonable appeals.
Prohibit from directly or indirectly assisting or facilitating the implementation of:
Any form of torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment;
Any form of forced or compulsory labour with the threat of punishment;
Any form of involuntary extraction of individuals for labour or services;
Any form of child labour;
Other serious violations and abuses of human rights, such as sexual violence;
War crimes or other serious violations of international humanitarian law, such as crimes against humanity or genocide.
Prohibit from direct or indirect support to illegal organized armed groups and public or private security forces.
Prohibit from bribery, corruption and money laundering in all business activities and transactions.
We advocate the establishment of long-term, stable and honest cooperative relations with suppliers and set up a normalized communication mechanism with them. We strive to motivate our suppliers to fulfill their social responsibilities and have a green procurement policy in place, prohibiting the purchase of equipment and facilities with high energy consumption and serious pollutions so as to promote the construction of responsible supply chains.
We conduct systematic access evaluation and audit of suppliers and contractors, assessing their basic qualifications, production and technology, product quality, delivery and services, as well as their ESG performance, including business ethics and anti-corruption efforts, occupational health and safety, environmental and ecological protection, labor management, community participation and human rights protection, etc.. With the establishment of Black and White List Rules, we could maintain suppliers and contractors.
Based on the Supplier Management Operational Guidelines, we integrated the ESG indicators into the supplier qualification and review evaluation and scoring criteria. No suppliers are qualified to be included in our supplier list unless they pass the on-site inspection and unified review.
|Environmental Assessment Elements||Social Assessment Elements||Governance Assessment Elements|
|● Environmental Management System and Policies
● Energy Consumption and Carbon Emissions
● Environmental Pollution Violations and Fines
● Production Environment
● Environmental Protection Measures
|● Engagement in Public Affairs
● Labor Rights Policies
● Negative Public Opinions from the Society
● Production Safety
|● Compliance and Anti-Corruption Policies
● Information Disclosure and Transparency
● Business Ethics Controversies and Violations
We have included the requirements for compliance with our Corporate Code of Conduct in our suppliers’ standard procurement agreements in an effort to make sure that their ethics, safety, health, and human rights principles, as well as social and environmental performance are consistent with ours.
We regularly review the authenticity and legitimacy of our suppliers’ qualifications, as well as their commercial reputation. In principle, we organize a centralized review of channel suppliers quarterly and a comprehensive assessment annually. We evaluate the supply chain risk after investigation and verification of some information to conduct daily management, and the information is gathered through irregular state authoritative industrial and commercial information system, internal and external feedback, or complaints and reports received by the company's compliant channels. We also conduct necessary risk-based audits on suppliers and contractors by internal audit or engaging external audit.
We review and evaluate the business responsibility practices of our tier-1 suppliers at least once a year, assessing their risks in terms of environment, safety, and social responsibility and taking corresponding measures. Suppliers found in serious violation of the contract or law will be blacklisted for 1-3 years. Suppliers with major quality problems or significant safety and environmental protection risks or bribery, or blacklisted for poor production and operation safety records by governments at all levels will be directly removed from our supplier list with their cooperation terminated.
We want to establish long-term, stable cooperative relations with our suppliers based on sincerity, and we have established a normalized communication mechanism with suppliers to improve the sense of suppliers to perform their duties. Besides, we provide suppliers and contractors with relevant policies and rules to obtain our responsible supply chains in forms of websites and contracts, and we keep necessary communication and appropriate meetings with them on their responsibility and performance.