Human rights are standards that strive to enable all people to live with dignity, freedom, equality and justice. At Airbus, respect for human rights is an essential part of responsible business conduct. We have zero tolerance for human rights abuses within our business, operations and supply chain. Our approach is aligned with the UN Guiding Principles and the UN Global Compact.
Our Supplier Code of Conduct, based on the UN Global Compact and the International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct (IFBEC) model, is the document of reference for our approach to responsible supplier management. The Code represents our group-wide values and principles in line with internationally recognised standards and conventions (such as OECD and ILO).
We expect our suppliers to comply with the key values set out in the Code. We also expect our suppliers to cascade these principles throughout their supply chains. In addition to the Code, our suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries in which operations are managed and/or services provided. Regardless of where our suppliers are located, all business should be conducted in a manner compatible with the Code.
Some of the provisions in the Airbus Supplier Code of Conduct include the following topics:
The Airbus Supplier Code of Conduct aims to help our suppliers to comply with our environmental and social commitments.
To ensure the proper functioning of components within our products, the use of some minerals is necessary. These minerals include tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold, which are commonly used in electronic components.
We believe we have a moral responsibility to determine the use, sources and origins of minerals found in certain products we import—even if we do not directly import them. Our approach to responsible mineral sourcing includes the following action: