Airtel Ghana Limited trading as “AirtelTigo” is committed to the highest ethical standards, is respectful of the law and committed to going beyond compliance with the law to drive and advance social, ethical and environmental responsibility. The purpose of the “AirtelTigo Supplier Code of Conduct” (Code) is to convey clearly to our suppliers, partners and other third parties (Suppliers) the minimum standard we commit to as a company, and outline what our expectations are for them in terms of responsible business practices.
The terms of this Code are intended to supplement, rather than replace, the terms of any contract between AirtelTigo and any Supplier or other third party as defined in clause 0 below. In the event of any conflict, the terms of any such contract shall apply.
“Suppliers” are defined as supplier(s), vendor(s), contractor(s), distributor(s), consultant(s) and/or other third parties providing goods, services and supplies (including software) to support AirtelTigo operations.
“Subcontractors” are defined as any third party (e.g. self-employed individuals, other local entities, affiliates of the same group, …) undertaking part of the supplier main contract with AirtelTigo.
AirtelTigo Suppliers must be able to demonstrate their alignment to this Code to ensure responsible business practice and to meet certain legislative requirements, whether or not the Supplier is a large multinational or a small independent supplier operating at local level.
AirtelTigo suppliers are expected to comply with the law in all circumstances. In cases where the applicable law conflicts with the provisions in this Code, Suppliers are expected to comply with the law, while seeking to meet the underlying principles of this Code.
In such case, AirtelTigo suppliers are expected to notify the procurement department in case of any legal requirement new or existing that might contradict any section of this code.
Where small to medium sized Suppliers express a desire for assistance and support in order to achieve the desired level of control around responsible business practice outlined in this Code; the AirtelTigo Supply Chain Management (SCM) department in association with AirtelTigo’s Ethics, Compliance & Corporate Security department are able to provide some support without losing sight of both companies’ independence.
In the event any supplier requires the use of a subcontractor to complete part or all of the contractual agreement signed with AirtelTigo;
AirtelTigo expects its Suppliers to communicate the requirements of this Code to all personnel and subcontractors involved in the collaboration with AirtelTigo, confirm the alignment of their own codes and policies with the spirit of this Code and be prepared to adopt and implement steps, processes or policies where gaps may exist between their practices and the Code’s requirements.
AirtelTigo encourages Suppliers to engage in supporting the communities where they operate to promote social and economic development.
AirtelTigo operates a risk management process to monitor and manage compliance with applicable laws and regulations across all its activities, and Supplier alignment with its Code, and as such requires its Suppliers to adopt and/or implement a similar approach through their policies or processes.