Supplier Social Responsibility Code of Conduct

Supplier Social Responsibility Code of Conduct

Zhijiang requires suppliers to comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country and region where they operate, as a prerequisite for cooperation with Zhijiang. Zhijiang encourages suppliers to adopt internationally recognized industry standards and best practices to continuously improve their CSR management level. This guideline applies to all suppliers who provide products or services to Zhijiang.
This guideline consists of five parts: working conditions and human rights, health and safety, business ethics, environmental protection, and management system requirements.

1.Working conditions and human rights
1. Free career choice
Suppliers should respect employees' right to freely choose their jobs and not force them to engage in compulsory labor or engage in unpaid compulsory labor (including debt compensation work, compulsory detention, and enslavement work);
2. Child labor and underage labor
Suppliers shall comply with all applicable local and national laws and regulations regarding the minimum working age, and shall not use child labor or allow underage workers to engage in work that may endanger their health or safety;
3. Working hours
Suppliers should comply with local laws and regulations, and all overtime must be voluntary;
4. Salary and benefits
The salary and corresponding benefits paid by suppliers to employees should comply with relevant local laws and regulations;
5. Humane treatment
Suppliers are not allowed to use violence, engage in illegal or heterosexual body searches, or threaten to engage in such behavior;
6. Freedom of association
Suppliers should respect the rights of all employees to voluntarily form, join trade unions, engage in collective bargaining and peaceful gatherings, and refuse to participate in such activities;
7. Prevention of harassment
Suppliers should establish an effective labor communication mechanism and regularly communicate with employees or employee representatives. Employees do not need to worry about being discriminated against, retaliated against, threatened or harassed;
8. Non discrimination
Suppliers shall not discriminate against employees in employment, salary, promotion, or other employment practices d on race, skin color, age, gender, sexual orientation, race, disability, pregnancy, etc.

2.Health and safety
1. Working conditions
1.1 Suppliers shall obtain, maintain, and update all necessary health and safety permits, and comply with the relevant provisions of these permits;
1.2 Personal protective equipment: Suppliers should provide appropriate personal protection and protective equipment to ensure the personal safety of employees;
1.3 Machine equipment safety: Suppliers should provide appropriate machine protection (such as grating protection) and other measures or means to eliminate or reduce risks;
1.4 Suppliers should develop necessary procedures and systems, and implement corrective measures to eliminate the impact and help employees return to work;
1.5 Suppliers should provide appropriate health and safety training to employees in local languages;
2. Living conditions
Suppliers should provide clean bathroom facilities, drinking water, and other living conditions for employees;
3. Emergency preparedness
Suppliers should identify and evaluate potential emergency situations and implement emergency plans to minimize their impact;
4. Accidents and accident management
Establish an accident management and handling mechanism, allocate corresponding resources, and carry out accident handling procedures in an orderly manner when accidents occur;
5. Handling Chemicals
Suppliers should identify and evaluate environmental factors, establish safety management regulations for chemical loading and unloading operations, and carry out chemical loading and unloading, handling, and storage in accordance with the regulations.

3.Business ethics
1. Corruption, extortion, bribery
Prohibit suppliers from engaging in corruption and dishonesty incidents, and prohibit all extortion and bribery behaviors;
2. Privacy protection and data security
Suppliers should promise to protect reasonable privacy expectations for the personal information of all business related personnel. Suppliers should comply with relevant local laws and regulations when collecting, storing, processing, transmitting, and sharing personal information and data;
3. Fair Trade and Anti Monopoly
We should uphold the standards of fair trade, advertising, and competition. Protect customer information and comply with national antitrust laws;
4. Conflict of Interest
Suppliers should avoid any form of business relationship between stakeholders and the company;
5. Reporting and Preventing Retaliation
The supplier shall establish procedures to protect the anonymity of informants. Communication procedures should be established to allow employees to raise concerns without fear of retaliation.

4.Environmental protection
1. Environmental permits and reports
Suppliers should obtain, maintain, and update all necessary environmental permits (such as emission monitoring), approval documents, and registration certificates, and comply with their operational and reporting requirements;
2. Water quality and consumption
Suppliers should take energy-saving and alternative measures to reduce consumption of energy, water, and natural resources, in order to reduce greenhouse gas and wastewater emissions;
3. Air quality
Suppliers should comply with emission standards, monitor air quality during exhaust emissions, and ensure that the emitted air particulate matter and chemical com values comply with relevant laws, regulations, and standards for pollutants;
4. Sustainable management and waste reduction
Suppliers should reduce or eliminate the generation and emissions of pollution from the source, prohibit illegal discharge of toxic and harmful pollutants, and reduce noise pollution;
5. Responsible chemical management
Suppliers should identify and evaluate environmental factors, establish chemical management measures, and effectively control chemicals, ensuring that they are not released, leaked, or discharged in violation of regulations.

5.Management system requirements
1. Company Commitment and Management Responsibility
Supplier senior management shall issue a corporate social responsibility policy statement in the local language, promising to comply with applicable laws and regulations, meet customer requirements, comply with the requirements of this code, and continuously improve;
Suppliers should clearly designate a senior manager responsible for corporate social responsibility, identifying and controlling risks, conducting regular internal audits and management reviews, establishing internal assessment and accountability mechanisms, and promoting continuous improvement;
2. Risk assessment and risk management
Suppliers identify corporate social responsibility risks and potential impacts related to their operations in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and customer requirements (including the requirements of this guideline), and implement appropriate procedures and substantive control measures d on the relative importance of the risks to control and minimize risks and eliminate impacts.