Suppliers’ Code of Conduct for IAPG Agencies 
Suppliers and manufacturers to Non Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) should be aware of the Code of Conduct initiatives that the Inter-Agency Procurement Group (IAPG) supports.

This information is to advise you, our suppliers of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) element in our supplier relationships.

  • Goods and services purchased are produced and developed under conditions

    that do not involve the abuse or exploitation of any persons.

  • Goods produced and delivered by organisations subscribe to no exploitation of children
  • Goods produced and manufactured have the least impact on the environment

Code of Conduct for Suppliers:

Goods and services are produced and delivered under conditions where:

  • Employment is freely chosen
  • The rights of staff to freedom of association and collective bargaining are respected.
  • Living wages are paid
  • There is no exploitation of children
  • Working conditions are safe and hygienic
  • Working hours are not excessive
  • No discrimination is practised
  • Regular employment is provided
  • No harsh or inhumane treatment of staff is allowed.
  • Environmental Standards:

Suppliers should as a minimum comply with all statutory and other legal requirements relating to environmental impacts of their business. Areas to be considered are:

  • Waste Management
  • Packaging and Paper
  • Conservation
  • Energy Use
  • Sustainability

Business Behaviour:

IAPG members will seek alternative sources where the conduct of suppliers demonstrably violates anyone’s basic human rights, and there is no willingness to address the situation within a reasonable time-frame.

IAPG members will seek alternative sources where companies in the supply chain are involved in the manufacture of arms or the sale of arms to governments which systematically violate the human rights of their citizens.

Qualifications to the statement:

Where speed of deployment is essential in saving lives, IAPG members will purchase necessary goods and services from the most appropriate available source.


This CODE OF CONDUCT does not supersede IAPG Members’ individual Codes of Conduct. Suppliers are recommended to check the Agencies’ own websites.

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