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 2020 Recommendations: 

  • Revise Code of Conduct for the Bank, Service Providers, Suppliers and Contractors to address freedom of association 

  • 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:

Aid Ethics 2020 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 2020 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.)

CENTRAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND (CERF)

No publicly available corporate supplier environmental and social standards found

Comments:

  • Procurement conducted by other UN organizations, many utilizing UN Supplier Code of Conduct, but CERF should articulate its supplier E&S expectations so that donors can be confident that standards apply to funds at every stage

Aid Ethics 2020 Recommendations: 

  • Site should include information about how CERF ensures procurement practices of fund recipients 

  • Consider including E&S information here along with fraud

 
 
 
 
 

GAVI,

THE VACCINE ALLIANCE

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 2020 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.)

GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY

(GEF)

No publicly available corporate supplier environmental and social standards found

Comments:

  • Procurement data indicates that many of the agencies receiving GEF funds have supplier standards in place, however, the GEF website should provide clear overarching supplier E&S standards 

Aid Ethics 2020 Recommendations: 

  • Provide clear information on website regarding the procurement requirements and evaluation criteria for grants and funding recipients

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 2020 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)

No publicly available corporate supplier environmental and social standards found

Comments:

  • Organization has environmental safeguards, but they do not apply to corporate procurement

Aid Ethics 2020 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.)

 

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

Publicly available corporate 

supplier code of conduct 

contains standard environmental

and human rights provisions

and there is strong evidence of integration in procurement

Comments: 

  • Policies and procedures appear applicable across World Bank Group (WBG) organizations

  • See specific provisions compared with other organizations

  • See comments for WBG here

Aid Ethics 2020 Recommendations: 

  • See recommendations for WBG here

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INTERNATIONAL DRUG PURCHASE FACILITY

NA See ranking for Unitaid 

 

Comments: 

Aid Ethics 2020 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 2020 Recommendations: 

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

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

(IMF)

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.)

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

(IMF)

No publicly available corporate supplier environmental and social standards found

Aid Ethics 2020 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.)

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION (IOM)

No publicly available corporate supplier environmental and social standards found

Comments:

Aid Ethics 2020 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.)

PRIVATE INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT GROUP (PIDG)

No publicly available corporate supplier environmental and social standards found

 

Comments: 

  • PIDG is "an umbrella organization for a number of separate companies, each of which plays a different role in the infrastructure investment ecosystem."

  • Existing anti-corruption policy, but no posted policies addressing human rights or environment

Aid Ethics 2020 Recommendations: 

  • PIDG and organizations within the PIDG umbrella should clarify procurement standards in a supplier code of conduct

  • PIDG and its organizations should clarify standards for recipients of funding

 
 
 

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 2020 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 2020 Recommendations: 

  • 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 DEPARTMENT OF PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS 

(UNDPO)

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 HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR)

Publicly available corporate 

supplier code of conduct 

contains standard 

environmental and human rights provisions

Comments:

  • Uses UN Supplier Code of Conduct

Aid Ethics 2020 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

Publicly available corporate 

supplier code of conduct 

contains standard 

environmental and human rights provisions

Comments:

  • Uses UN Supplier Code of Conduct

Aid Ethics 2020 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)

Publicly available corporate 

supplier code of conduct 

contains standard environmental

and human rights provisions

and there is strong evidence of integration in procurement

Comments:

  • 2018 and 2019 reporting points to awareness and commitment to integration of standards

  • Management responsibility for supplier ethics articulated on the website

  • See specific provisions compared with other organizations

Aid Ethics 2020 Recommendations: 

  • Revise Vendors Code of Conduct to address freedom of association

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

WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME

(WFP)

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 2020 Recommendations: 

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

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

(WHO)

Corporate Procurement Value: 

700 million USD

Publicly available corporate 

supplier code of conduct 

contains standard 

environmental and human rights provisions

Comments:

  • Uses UN Supplier Code of Conduct

  • WHO site provides procurement information here

  • Site  commitment to "green" procurement

  • See joint statement on environmentally and socially responsible procurement

Aid Ethics 2020 Recommendations: 

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

  • Provide details about green procurement in practice

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