Vendor Code of Conduct (part 2)

Per reader request, in this series of blog posts, I will provide in English a template (compliments of for the key terms and conditions that should be in a professional Vendor Code of Conduct for those who buy products in China. In the final installment of this series, I will offer some tips to improve the effectiveness of a Vendor Code of Conduct




Vendors shall employ workers solely on the basis of their ability to do the job, and shall not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, racial characteristics, sexual preference, maternity or marital status, nationality or cultural, religious or personal beliefs or otherwise in relation to hiring, wages, benefits, termination or retirement.


Health and Safety


Vendors shall maintain a clean, safe and healthy workplace in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.


Environmental Protection


Vendors shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations in respect of protecting the environment and maintain procedures for notifying local authorities in the event of an environmental accident resulting from Vendors’ operations.





Wishing you successful China sourcing!


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Written by Mike Bellamy – author of, “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” ( and founder of PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions (


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