Rev #1 – last updated January 1, 2016



To establish a documented guideline for ethical supply chain, including labor, human rights, environmental and government compliance. This level of compliance will be required to be an approved vendor to Karl W Richter Ltd.


Suppliers must ensure compliance with all Canadian (or relative local laws)and other applicable laws and regulations relating to practices regarding environmental, occupational health and safety, transportation, labor resources, and material content for materials supplied. Suppliers will be required to demonstrate a satisfactory level and record of compliance with laws and regulations.


Suppliers must demonstrate a practical quality system, including material controls. A quality system must include a documented system for systematically managing reports of non-conformance, the containment and corrective action of those quality events.

Audit and Assessment

Suppliers must accommodate assessment of quality and process systems for supply of material to Karl W Richter Ltd as required. They must demonstrate a responsible commitment to Supply Chain Standards related to heath and safety standards of Ontario or equivalent.


Suppliers shall not engage in improper or corrupt business practices, such as bribery or extortion. Suppliers shall not provide counterfeit, stolen goods or knowingly infringe on another parties intellectual properties.

Conflict Minerals

Suppliers will provide evidence as requested; that they are exercising due diligence in complying to OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas when supplying items that may contain minerals such as tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold.

Labor Considerations

Suppliers shall ensure that all workers are providing service at their own free will and each employee is the age of 15 years or greater. All employees that are working with hazardous materials of any kind must be 18 years or older and be capable of presenting adequately training records for employees handling hazardous substances. Employers must limit working hours to the lower of; a maximum of 66 hours per week or the local legal limit.

Environmental Considerations

Hazardous Waste. All waste material must be disposed of in accordance to local laws and practices.

Wastewater. If the supplier uses a process that involves use of water and that water becomes contaminated, they must demonstrate that emissions form their operations are related in accordance to environmental standards that are within the legal limits of their local authority.

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