Corporate Supplier

Environmental and Social Standards

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Publicly available corporate supplier code of conduct contains standard environmental and human rights provisions and there is evidence of integration in procurement

Publicly available corporate supplier code of conduct contains standard environmental and human rights provisions 

Publicly available 

corporate supplier standards exist but contain inadequate environmental and social standards

No publicly available 

corporate environmental and social standards  found

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK GROUP (AFDBG)

Includes AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FUND (ADF)

2017 Corporate Procurement Value: 

44.17 million USD

Publicly available corporate 

supplier code of conduct 

contains standard 

environmental and human rights provisions 

Comments:

  • E&S assessments located on website are focused on project impact, not corporate procurement

Aid Ethics 2019 Recommendations: 

  • Publish information about how corporate supplier standards are implemented (e.g., training, due diligence, monitoring, reporting, etc.)

ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK 

(ADB)

2017 Corporate Procurement Value: 

86.64 million USD 

(another document says 61.7 million USD)

No publicly available corporate supplier environmental and social standards found

Comments:

  • Some evidence of commitment to ethical procurement on p. 61 of 2018 Sustainability Report with reference to Green Procurement Guidelines that don't appear to be available to the public

  • Supplier ethics provisions in standard terms and conditions limited to corruption-related activities

Aid Ethics 2019 Recommendations: 

  • Adopt and publish a corporate supplier code of conduct with standard environmental and human rights provisions 

  • Publish information about how corporate supplier standards are implemented (e.g., training, due diligence, monitoring, reporting, etc.)

ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT BANK (AIIB)

2017 Corporate Procurement: 

25.18 million USD

2018 Corporate Procurement: 

39.54 million USD

No publicly available corporate supplier environmental and social standards found

Comments:

Aid Ethics 2019 Recommendations: 

  • Adopt and publish a corporate supplier code of conduct with standard environmental and human rights provisions

  • Publish information about how corporate supplier standards are implemented (e.g., training, due diligence, monitoring, reporting, etc.)

 

GAVI,

THE VACCINE ALLIANCE

2017 Corporate Procurement Value: 

2018 Corporate Procurement Value:

No publicly available corporate supplier environmental and social standards found

Comments:

  • Most procurement conducted by other organizations like UNICEF, but GAVI should articulate its supplier E&S expectations 

  • See joint statement on environmentally and socially responsible procurement

  • See Statement on Environmental Sustainability

Aid Ethics 2019 Recommendations: 

  • Adopt and publish a corporate supplier code of conduct with standard environmental and human rights provisions

  • Publish information about how corporate supplier standards are implemented by Gavi and partners (e.g., training, due diligence, monitoring, reporting, etc.)

 

THE GLOBAL FUND TO FIGHT AIDS, TB AND MALARIA

2017 Corporate Procurement Value: 

over 1 billion USD (including Pooled Procurement Mechanism led at Corporate level)

Common procurement: antiretrovirals, antimalarial medicines, long-lasting insecticidal nets, viral load test, rapid diagnostic tests

Publicly available corporate 

supplier code of conduct contains inadequate environmental and social standards

Comments:

Aid Ethics 2019 Recommendations: 

  • Adopt and publish revised corporate supplier code of conduct with standard environmental and human rights provisions

  • Publish information about how corporate supplier standards are implemented (e.g., training, due diligence, monitoring, reporting, etc.)

GREEN CLIMATE FUND

(GCF)

2017 Corporate Procurement Value: 

No publicly available corporate supplier environmental and social standards found

Comments:

Aid Ethics 2019 Recommendations: 

  • Build on principles established in GCF Administrative Guidelines on Procurement to adopt and publish corporate supplier code of conduct with standard environmental and human rights provisions

  • Publish information about how corporate supplier standards are implemented (e.g., training, due diligence, monitoring, reporting, etc.)

 
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INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (IDA) (part of World Bank Group)

NA See ranking for World Bank

 

Comments: 

  • Policies and procedures appear applicable across WBG organizations. 

Aid Ethics 2019 Recommendations: 

  • Clearly articular how WBG policies and procedures are implemented across IDA

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INTERNATIONAL DRUG PURCHASE FACILITY

NA See ranking for Unitaid 

 

Comments: 

Aid Ethics 2019 Recommendations: 

  • Governance committees should ensure organizations receiving funds have adequate supplier ethics policies and controls

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE FACILITY FOR IMMUNIZATION (IFFIm)

NA See ranking for GAVI 

 

Comments: 

Aid Ethics 2019 Recommendations: 

  • Governance committees should ensure organizations receiving funds have adequate supplier ethics policies and controls

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

(IMF)

2017 Corporate Procurement Value: 

2018 Corporate Procurement Value:

No publicly available corporate supplier environmental and social standards found

Aid Ethics 2019 Recommendations: 

  • Adopt and publish a corporate supplier code of conduct with standard environmental and human rights provisions

  • Publish information about how corporate supplier standards are implemented (e.g., training, due diligence, monitoring, reporting, etc.)

 
 

UNITAID

No publicly available corporate supplier environmental and social standards found

Comments:

  • Unitaid signed joint statement on environmentally and socially responsible procurement

  • In general, website contains little information about procurement, risk management, or policy framework

Aid Ethics 2019 Recommendations: 

  • Adopt and publish a corporate supplier code of conduct with standard environmental and human rights provisions

  • Publish information about how corporate supplier standards are implemented by Unitaid and partners (e.g., training, due diligence, monitoring, reporting, etc.)

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)

2017 Corporate Procurement Value: 

3.46 billion USD

2018 Corporate Procurement Value:

3.486 billion USD 

Publicly available corporate 

supplier code of conduct 

contains standard 

environmental and human rights provisions

Comments:

  • Uses UN Supplier Code of Conduct

  • See joint statement on environmentally and socially responsible procurement

  • UNICEF slides from Gavi's site discuss green procurement

Aid Ethics 2019 Recommendations: 

  • Publish information about how corporate supplier standards are implemented (e.g., training, due diligence, monitoring, reporting, etc.)

UNITED NATIONS DEPARTMENT OF PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS (UNDPO)

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2017 Corporate Procurement Value: 

2018 Corporate Procurement Value:

Publicly available corporate 

supplier code of conduct 

contains standard 

environmental and human rights provisions

Comments:

  • Appears to use UN Supplier Code of Conduct

Aid Ethics 2019 Recommendations: 

  • Clearly express procurement standards on UNDPO website

  • Publish information about how corporate supplier standards are implemented (e.g., training, due diligence, monitoring, reporting, etc.)

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP)

2017 Corporate Procurement Value: 

2.1 billion USD

Publicly available corporate 

supplier code of conduct 

contains standard environmental

and human rights provisions 

and there is strong evidence of  integration in procurement

Comments:

  • Uses UN Supplier Code of Conduct

  • Website and policies demonstrate efforts to integrate sustainability into purchasing

  • Procurement reporting focuses on ethics and sustainability

  • See joint statement on environmentally and socially responsible procurement

Aid Ethics 2019 Recommendations: 

  • Continue to publish information about how corporate supplier standards are implemented (e.g., training, due diligence, monitoring, reporting, etc.)

UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR)

2017 Corporate Procurement Value: 

2018 Corporate Procurement Value:

Publicly available corporate 

supplier code of conduct 

contains standard 

environmental and human rights provisions

Comments:

  • Uses UN Supplier Code of Conduct

Aid Ethics 2019 Recommendations: 

  • Publish information about how corporate supplier standards are implemented (e.g., training, due diligence, monitoring, reporting, etc.)

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST

2017 Corporate Procurement Value: 

2018 Corporate Procurement Value:

Publicly available corporate 

supplier code of conduct 

contains standard 

environmental and human rights provisions

Comments:

  • Uses UN Supplier Code of Conduct

Aid Ethics 2019 Recommendations: 

  • Publish information about how corporate supplier standards are implemented (e.g., training, due diligence, monitoring, reporting, etc.)

 

WORLD BANK GROUP

(WB or WBG)

Includes INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

(IDA)

2017 Corporate Procurement Value: 

1.6 billion USD

 

Commonly procured items

Publicly available corporate 

supplier code of conduct 

contains standard environmental

and human rights provisions

and there is strong evidence of integration in procurement

Comments:

  • Reporting points to awareness and commitment to integration of standards

  • Management responsibility for supplier ethics articulated on the website

Aid Ethics 2019 Recommendations: 

  • Publish information about how corporate supplier standards are implemented (e.g., training, due diligence, monitoring, reporting, etc.)

WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME

(WFP)

2017 Corporate Procurement Value: 

2018 Corporate Procurement Value:

Publicly available corporate 

supplier code of conduct 

contains standard 

environmental and human rights provisions

Comments:

  • Uses UN Supplier Code of Conduct

  • WFP clearly informs suppliers of obligations here

Aid Ethics 2019 Recommendations: 

  • Publish information about how corporate supplier standards are implemented (e.g., training, due diligence, monitoring, reporting, etc.)

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