World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
World Vision is strongly committed to observe the highest ethical and moral standards in all its procurement activities including safeguarding of children and adults in our programmes. This Code of Conduct provides a set of principles and behaviours in our everyday conduct of business, ensuring internationally recognized procurement ethics are followed. Standard elements of good business practice should also be applied. The Code of Conduct is applicable to staff from all World Vision and Vision Fund entities (WV/VF), and extends to suppliers, contractors, volunteers, and Board Members. To ensure WV/VF is donor complaint, we will adhere to donor procurement requirements, where applicable. Suppliers and their sub-contractors must sign the Code of Conduct, acknowledging agreement to abide by the principles herein.
WV/VF expects its suppliers to:
1) Improve value for money –
a) Actively seek to demonstrate and improve results, and reduce costs through the life of the Long Term Agreement, and/or Purchase Orders.
b) Price appropriately and honestly to reflect requirements and risks.
c) Proactively pursuing continuous improvement to reduce waste and improve efficiency across the organization and wider supply chain
d) Earn fair but not excessive rewards
2) Act with Professionalism and integrity –
a) Be honest and realistic about capacity and capability when bidding.
b) World Vision expects that its suppliers encourage and work with their own suppliers and subcontractors to ensure that they strive to meet the principles of this Code of Conduct, and be able to demonstrate this as and when required.
c) Work collaboratively to build professional business relationships, including with World Vision staff.
d) Act in a manner that supports the development of a mature and ethical business relationship with WV/VF.
e) Demonstrate clear, active commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.
f) Be cleared of any outstanding legal judgements filed within the past three years.
3) Be accountable –
a) Apply pricing structures that align payments to results and reflect a more balanced sharing of performance risk.
b) Expect to be held accountable for delivery and accept responsibility for their role, including being honest when things go wrong so that lessons can be learned.
4) Align with WV/VF –
a) Apply a strong emphasis on building local capacity by seeking ways to develop local markets and institutions, and avoid the use of restrictive exclusivity agreements.
b) Be able to operate across all WV/VF offices, including in fragile and conflict affected areas.
c) Share and transfer innovation and knowledge of best practices to maximize overall development impact.
d) Accept that WV/VF works in challenging environments and act to manage uncertainty and change in a way which protects value for money.
e) Reflect WV/VF international development goals and demonstrate their commitment to poverty reduction.