This RAA Supplier Code of Conduct (“Code”) outlines what RAA expects of the suppliers we engage to perform work for and on behalf of RAA (“Suppliers”).
RAA is committed to the highest ethical standards and expects our Suppliers to commit to the standards set out below.
- Demonstrating high standards of conduct
Suppliers must ensure that their behaviour when dealing with RAA is of a very high standard. Suppliers must not engage in fraudulent or corrupt activities or act in any manner which, by association, may bring RAA into disrepute.
- Model good business practices
RAA expect Suppliers to conduct business in a way that shows good corporate management. This includes promoting collaborative relationships with RAA, encouraging innovation and competition, and working together with us to resolve issues in a timely, respectful manner.
- Not engaging in anti-competitive behaviours
Suppliers must not act in a manner which involves a misuse of their market power, anti-competitive behaviour or misleading and deceptive conduct.
- Handling information
A diligent and practical approach must be taken to ensure RAA Information shared with, or collected by, the Supplier is kept secure and is appropriately handled.
- Managing conflicts of interest
Suppliers must ensure all conflicts of interest (whether actual, perceived or that could arise in future) are disclosed to RAA as soon as possible and effectively managed in consultation with RAA. Bribes, favours, benefits or other similar or unlawful or improper payments, in cash or in kind, are prohibited.
- Acting respectfully toward RAA staff and RAA members
Suppliers (and their staff) are expected to treat n RAA staff and RAA members respectfully, and not behave in a physically or verbally abusive manner.
Suppliers must ensure that, when engaging sub-contractors, they are engaged on terms (including payment terms) that are no less favourable than those provided to the Supplier by RAA. Suppliers must have adequate policies and processes in place for properly managing subcontractors and suppliers, to ensure that they operate in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and this Code.
- Meeting required standards
RAA expects goods and services provided to meet relevant compliance requirements, regulations and laws, and the Australian Standard (or an international standard in the absence of an Australian Standard) where applicable.
- Managing Workplace Health and Safety (WHS)
As well as complying with all WHS laws and regulations, RAA expects Suppliers to manage, review and reduce workplace hazards and provide any relevant training to their employees. This includes proactively engaging with employees, industry bodies and unions.
- Treating employees fairly
RAA expects Suppliers to respect every worker’s workplace rights and entitlements, and ensure compliance with all relevant workplace laws, regulations, and instruments.
- Acting against modern slavery in the supply chain
RAA requires Suppliers to be proactive in considering and acting on modern slavery risks. Suppliers must ensure that businesses within their supply chain are not engaged in, or complicit with, modern slavery, such as forced or child labour.
- Ensuring workplace diversity
RAA expects Suppliers to embrace workplace diversity and have policies and practices in place to encourage diversity and ensure equal employment opportunity for all people.
- Providing quality, secure local jobs
RAA requires Suppliers to be proactive in identifying opportunities to secure local jobs for South Australians.
- Environmental considerations
RAA expects Suppliers will have policies and procedures in place to improve environmental outcomes, including initiatives such as waste minimisation, recycling or reducing and/or offsetting carbon emissions.
- Documentation and Policies
Suppliers must have appropriate documentation in place to ensure compliance with this Code. This includes developing appropriate policies and procedures to ensure the Supplier’s commitments under this Code are fulfilled.