KONE wants to be an attractive business partner and seeks reliable, fair relations for the mutual benefit of KONE and its suppliers. KONE expects from its supplierscompetence and continuous improvement in quality, cost control, innovation and reliability. This KONE Supplier Code of Conduct (“Code”) illustrates the values according to which KONE operates globally.KONE expects all of its suppliers to conform to the policies defined below in their dealings with KONE, their own employees and suppliers, as well as third parties including government officials andothers. KONE requires its suppliers to read and conform to the principles defined below.
KONE Supplier Code of Conduct Version 1.0 Date November, 2008 Copyright © KONE Corporation 2008.
1.1 General Requirements KONE requires its suppliers to be committed to ethical conduct, full compliance with all applicable national laws and international treaties, and respect forhuman rights in the spirit of internationally recognized standards. 1.2 Compliance with Laws and Rules of Society KONE requires its suppliers to be committed to full compliance with all applicablelaws and regulations. These guidelines are not a substitute for, nor should they be considered to override, applicable laws and regulations. They represent supplementary principles and standards ofbehavior of a non-legal character. 1.3 Intellectual Property and Publicity KONE expects its suppliers to conform to all applicable laws and international treaties on intellectual property and to refrainfrom infringing on either KONE’s or third party’s intellectual property rights. KONE expects its suppliers to comply with all applicable agreements on confidentiality or non-disclosure. Furthermore,suppliers are entitled to publicize their cooperation with KONE or utilize KONE trademarks only to the extent KONE has expressly given prior written authorization. In the event that such explicit...