In line with our values, our vision and our work, Oxfam Australia is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct, social responsibility and environmental sustainability for ourselves, and those with whom we work. To this end, Oxfam requires its suppliers to provide their workers with dignity, respect and safe working conditions, to act fairly and ethically, and be environmentally responsible wherever and whenever they make products or perform services for us.
We require our suppliers to not only act in accordance with the principles and standards outlined in the Oxfam Supplier Code of Conduct, but to be in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. In our Code of Conduct, we outline our expectations of suppliers and their conduct regarding labour and human rights, workplace health and safety, environmental protection and ethical practices. This draws upon international standards that advance social and environmental responsibility, so that Oxfam and our suppliers can go beyond simple compliance with the law. For some companies, this is a simple process and they are compliant across all parts of their organisation. For other companies that supply to Oxfam and have higher risk areas in their supply chain, we work more closely with them to ensure improvement in their work practices.
Oxfam assesses supplier compliance and any violations are taken seriously and investigated. Oxfam seeks alternative sources where the conduct of suppliers demonstrably violates our expectations and there is no willingness to address the failure to comply within a reasonable time period.
Our Supplier List is here and these suppliers make up over 90% of our total supplier expenditure over the past 12 months. This list is updated every 6 months.