Effective date: October 4, 2021
1.1 Bitrise Group consists of Bitrise, Inc., Bitrise Limited and their affiliates (collectively “Bitrise”).
1.2 Bitrise is committed to the highest standards of social responsibility, ethical conduct, responsible business practices, and compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations, and promoting the same within its business community.
1.3 As part of this commitment, Bitrise encourages its third-party suppliers (the “Suppliers”) to share the same values and has adopted this Supplier Code of Conduct (the “Code”) to set out the standards for Suppliers to adhere to when conducting business with or on behalf of Bitrise.
1.4 Bitrise invites its Suppliers to be proactive in their communities and business practices as ethical and forward-thinking businesses who can make a difference. At a minimum, Bitrise expects its Suppliers to provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, act fairly and ethically, and use environmentally responsible practices in accordance with this Code, in addition to any other required obligations specified in any agreement the Supplier may have with Bitrise.
1.5 Bitrise encourages Suppliers to promptly inform Bitrise at firstname.lastname@example.org when any situation develops that causes the Supplier to operate in violation of this Code. Suppliers are expected to self-monitor and demonstrate their compliance with this Code. Bitrise reserves the right to request confirmation of any Suppliers’ compliance with the Code.
2.1 Bitrise expects its Suppliers to pursue fair employment practices, respect human rights, promote equal opportunity in the workplace, treat their workers (employees, contractors, interim and part-time workers, interns, volunteers and others assisting a Supplier in their business) with dignity and respect, and conduct their employment practices in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
3.1 Supplier will evaluate individuals based on qualifications and not on personal characteristics or beliefs. Supplier will not discriminate against any worker based on age, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, union membership, or any other status protected by applicable national or local law, in hiring and other employment practices. Where a Supplier’s activities require workers or applicants to take medical or drug tests, Supplier will comply with all applicable laws and shall not use the test results in a discriminatory manner.
4.1 Supplier will commit to a workplace free of harassment and abuse. Supplier will not threaten workers with, or subject them to, harsh or inhumane treatment, including but not limited to verbal abuse and harassment, psychological harassment, mental and physical coercion, and sexual harassment.
5.1 Supplier will ensure that all work is voluntary. Supplier will not traffic persons or use any form of slave, forced, bonded, indentured, or prison labor. Involuntary labor includes the transportation, harboring, recruitment, transfer, receipt, or employment of persons by means of threat, force, coercion, abduction, fraud, or payments to any person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation.
5.2 Supplier will not withhold workers’ original government-issued identification and travel documents. Supplier will ensure that workers’ contracts clearly convey the conditions of employment in a manner that is understandable by the workers.
6.1 Supplier will comply with all local and national minimum working age laws or regulations and not use child labor. Suppliers will not employ (directly or indirectly, and under any variation of a relationship with Supplier) anyone under the age of 14, under the age for completing compulsory education, or under the legal minimum working age for employment— whichever is higher.
6.2 Bitrise only supports the development of legitimate workplace apprenticeship programs for the educational benefit of young people. Workers under the age of 18 cannot perform hazardous work and may be restricted from night work, with consideration given to educational needs.
7.1 Supplier will not require workers to work more than the maximum hours of daily labor set by local and national laws or regulations. Suppliers will ensure overtime is voluntary and paid in accordance with local and national laws or regulations.
8.1 Supplier will pay at least the minimum wage and provide any benefits required by law and/or contract. Supplier will meet all legal requirements relating to wages and benefits, pay accurate wages in a timely manner. All use of temporary and outsourced labor will be within the limits of applicable law.
9.1 Supplier will obtain, keep current, and comply with all required health and safety permits. Supplier will comply with the reporting and posting requirements of applicable permits and regulations.
10.1 Supplier will educate workers on safety procedures and also control worker exposure to potential physical safety hazards by implementing physical guards, barriers, and/or engineering and administrative controls. Workers must be informed and receive appropriate education in advance if they will be working with (or otherwise exposed to) hazardous or dangerous conditions or materials. In addition, workers will be given appropriate personal protective equipment and educated and trained on the proper use of such equipment.
11.1 Supplier will identify and assess potential emergency situations, and, in accordance with its assessments, develop and implement emergency plans and response procedures that will minimize harm to life, environment, and property.
12.1 Supplier will comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations, including those related to hazardous materials, and will work to minimize the use of natural resources and any negative impact their operations have on the environment.
13.1 Supplier will obtain, keep current, and comply with all required environmental permits. Supplier will comply with the reporting and posting requirements of applicable permits and regulations.
14.1 Supplier will exercise due diligence to manage the safe handling, movement, storage, and disposal of chemicals and other harmful substances that pose a threat to the environment, including providing workers with appropriate training on the safe-handling and disposal of hazardous substances.
15.1 Supplier will work to manage and reduce consumption of fossil fuel, water, hazardous substances, and natural resources through conservation, re-use, recycling, substitution, or other measures.
16.1 Bitrise expects the highest standards of ethical conduct in all of our endeavors. Supplier will always be ethical in every aspect of its business, including relationships, practices, sourcing, and operations.
17.1 Supplier will assess the use of relevant materials in their supply chains to identify potential risks and take appropriate steps to mitigate them. Specifically, Supplier will work to determine whether relevant materials originate from regions with high risks, which include areas associated with conflict, child labor, forced labor and human trafficking, gross human rights violations such as widespread sexual violence, or other reasonably objective high risk activities, including severe health and safety risks and negative environmental impacts.
18.1 Supplier will exercise high standards of integrity in business interactions. All of its business dealings will be accurately reflected in their books and records in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Supplier will implement appropriate procedures designed to prevent bribery, corruption, kickbacks and embezzlement.
19.1 Supplier will accurately record information regarding its business activities, labor, health and safety, and environmental practices, without falsification or misrepresentation.
20.1 Supplier will keep the confidentiality of confidential information, protect intellectual property rights, and safeguard customer information. Supplier will implement processes and/or systems to protect confidential information, intellectual property, and customer information from unauthorized disclosure, security breach, or misuse.
21.1 Supplier will provide a safe mechanism for reporting and information to ensure all individuals understand how to report workplace concerns in a manner where they are protected from retaliation.
22.1 Bitrise believes that equity and belonging is a social and economic imperative and looks to Suppliers to share this commitment in their operations and within their supply chain. Suppliers are encouraged to take proactive steps to provide a full spectrum of businesses – based on the ownership structure (for example, women owned, minority owned, locally owned), scale (for example, small or medium enterprise) or nature of the enterprise (for example, social enterprise) – with the opportunity to compete on a fair and equal basis for business.
22.2 Bitrise may re-evaluate its business relationship with any Supplier for any violation of the Code.