Compliance

What We Do & What We Expect From Our Partners

Responsibilities & Expectations

At asicNorth, we hold ourselves to a set of standards which reflect our company values as well as the expectations of external stakeholders in our industry. In turn, we strive to work with vendors and suppliers who are also committed to supporting our company operating principles by following the standards noted below.  We value our partner relationships, and expect each of us to behave responsibly and ethically throughout this relationship.

The RBA Code of Conduct establishes standards for social and environmental responsibility and business ethics.  The most current version of the RBA Code of Conduct can be found at http://www.responsiblebusiness.org/standards/code-of-conduct/. asicNorth supports the vision and mission of the RBA and strives to actively pursue alignment with or even exceed the intent of the requirements, as applicable, of the current version of the RBA Code of Conduct. 

As required by the Code, asicNorth requires that partners adopt the Code and be active “Participants” as defined by the RBA Code of Conduct.  Upon request by asicNorth, partners shall make available evidence of conformance to the Code.  Should a partner abandon the Code, they shall notify asicNorth in writing. 

In addition, asicNorth’s policy is to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals. To achieve this goal, asicNorth is dedicated to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, disabled persons, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans, in compliance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4212 (2001) (”Section 4212” or ”VEVRAA”) and the implementing regulations.

 

Purchase Order Terms and Conditions:

Overall

By accepting a Purchase Order (PO) from asicNorth and/or starting performance (i.e., shipping any goods or furnishing any services) in association with the PO, Supplier acknowledges that Supplier has read, understands, and agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement. Any objections shall be communicated with the appropriate asicNorth representative within 3 (three) business days of the PO date.

Cancellation

asicNorth may cancel the PO at any time, for any reason, upon written notice to Supplier.

Compliance

Any suppliers who are issued a PO to help us fulfill government contracts or subcontracts shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

In accepting a PO from asicNorth, Supplier also agrees to comply with all the provisions set forth in 29 CFR Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A (Executive Order 13496).  These regulations provide notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the law that governs relations between unions and employers in the private sector.

General

These terms and conditions are specific to the PO and may hereafter be revised by asicNorth at any time. Any revised terms and conditions will be immediately effective for POs issued thereafter; therefore, Supplier should review these terms and conditions for any future POs issued by asicNorth.