Supplier Conduct

Supplier code of conduct

At Jimmy’s Vegan, we believe that business can be one of the most powerful forces for good in the world. That extends to how we make our products, how we treat our people and how we conduct business. Beyond adhering to the highest legal and ethical standards in the industry and observing and adhering to all applicable laws and regulations, we strive to raise the bar with every decision we make. This is how we believe we can continue to make a difference.

This belief extends outside of just our company. We expect our business partners, direct suppliers, manufacturers and all parties who provide goods and services to Jimmy’s Vegan to join our commitment to conduct business in a manner that reflects and adheres to the principles and ethical standards from which our company was built.

It is an honor to have you as part of the Jimmy’s Vegan value chain, working together to ensure our companies positive impact in our communities, for people and families.  

Workplace Human Rights

Jimmy’s Vegan believes that all workplaces should be free of harassment and discrimination. As such, all supplier partners to Jimmy’s Vegan shall also provide working conditions for their employees that are free from harassment and discrimination, including: age, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, marital status and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Harassment towards other parties by our suppliers and manufactures is also prohibited.

The conduct includes harassment in any communication form, including: e-mail, voicemail, chat rooms, internet use or history, text messages, pictures, images, writings, words or gestures.

Jimmy’s Vegan’s supplier partners must ensure their workforces are free from any forms of forced labor, including: slave, indentured, bonded, prison labor, or any form of human trafficking. Child labor is also prohibited. Suppliers must adhere to minimum age provisions of applicable laws and regulations, ensuring all employees are above the legal employment age in the country of their employment.

Work Hours/Wages/Benefits

Employees are to be compensated with wages, overtime and benefits that meet or exceed legally mandated minimum standards. Compensation shall be provided in a way that is prompt and easily understood. Jimmy’s Vegan encourages our suppliers and partners to offer their employees sufficient training and educational opportunities.

Workplace Safety

At Jimmy’s Vegan, ensuring a safe and efficient workplace is key to our success. We continuously engage with our contractors, full-time, and part-time employees to develop preventative measures, set clear accountability guidelines and standards for managing safe behaviors in our workplace. Everyone’s safety matters to us and, as such, we expect our supplier partners to ensure a safe working environment for their employees.

Grievance Procedures

Supplier partners shall maintain internal programs for handling reports of workplace grievances, including anonymous reports. Such reports shall be investigated and supplier partners must take corrective action where necessary. Procedures shall protect worker confidentiality and prohibit retaliation.

Competition and Fair Dealing

At Jimmy’s Vegan, we seek to outperform our competition fairly, honestly, and creatively. We strive to gain competitive advantages through superior performance, through our company formula (C=QT²)Commitment to Quality Taste and Transparency. Not through possessing trade secret information that was obtained without the owner’s consent, or inducing such disclosures by past or present suppliers of other companies is prohibited. All suppliers should respect the rights of, and deal fairly with the company’s customers, other suppliers, competitors and Jimmy’s Vegan employees. No supplier should take unfair advantage of anyone through manipulation, concealment, abuse of privileged information, misrepresentation of material facts or any other intentional unfair-dealing practice.

Conflicts of Interest

Business, personal, or family involvement with a competitor, client, contractor, vendor, Jimmy’s Vegan employee or anyone that may pose a potential or actual conflict with a supplier’s contractual obligations to Jimmy’s Vegan should be avoided.

We expect suppliers to conduct their personal affairs in such a fashion that their responsibilities to the company are not jeopardized and/or legal questions do not arise with respect to their association or work with Jimmy’s Vegan. Conflicts of interest should be avoided by all suppliers.

Audits and Assessments (HACCP & FSMA)

Jimmy’s Vegan reserves the right to audit compliance with this Supplier Code of Conduct. Such audits may be conducted by Jimmy’s Vegan, it’s manufacture, or its selected auditing agency. If an audit identifies a violation of this code, the supplier shall act promptly to correct the situation to Jimmy’s Vegan’s satisfaction.