Legal Supplier code of conduct

Supplier code of conduct

We believe in building and maintaining strong partnerships with our suppliers based on mutual respect, integrity, and transparency.

At Høst, we are committed to conducting our business in an ethical, legal, and socially responsible manner. This Supplier Code of Conduct defines the minimum standards we expect our suppliers to uphold in all aspects of their business operations related to their engagement with Høst.

Compliance with laws

Suppliers must comply with all applicable local, national, and international laws, regulations, and directives related to their operations and products/services provided to Høst.

Ethical Business Practices


Suppliers must not engage in any form of corruption, bribery, extortion, embezzlement, or other unethical business practices.

Fair Competition

Suppliers are expected to adhere to fair business practices and competition laws.

Privacy and Confidentiality

Suppliers must respect intellectual property rights and safeguard Høst’s confidential information and data privacy.

Labor Practices

No Forced or Child Labor

Suppliers must not use forced, bonded, indentured, or child labor. The employment relationship must be voluntary.

Fair Treatment

Suppliers must treat all employees with dignity and respect. There must be no discrimination, harassment, or abuse.

Working Hours and Wages

Suppliers must comply with legal requirements regarding working hours, wages, overtime, and benefits.

Health and safety

Suppliers must provide a safe and healthy work environment for their employees, minimizing the risk of accidents, injury, and exposure to health risks.

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Management

Suppliers should implement effective environmental management practices to minimize their environmental impact and promote sustainability.

Resource Efficiency

Suppliers are encouraged to use resources efficiently, including water, energy, and raw materials, and to engage in recycling and waste management practices.

Pollution Prevention

Suppliers must comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations regarding waste disposal, emissions, and hazardous materials.

Social Responsibility

Community Engagement

Suppliers are encouraged to contribute positively to the communities in which they operate.

Gender equity

Suppliers must commit to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone, regardless of gender, has equal opportunities to succeed, contribute, and thrive.

Human Rights

Suppliers must respect human rights and avoid complicity in human rights abuses.

Monitoring and Compliance


Suppliers are expected to regularly monitor their compliance with this code and to provide evidence of compliance upon request.

Corrective Actions

In case of non-compliance, suppliers are required to take prompt corrective actions.

Reporting Concerns

Suppliers should provide mechanisms for their employees to report ethical or legal concerns without fear of retaliation.


We view our suppliers as partners in progress, striving together towards sustainability, innovation, and excellence. We commit to engaging with our suppliers to address challenges and support improvements in adherence to this code.


By adhering to this Supplier Code of Conduct, our suppliers demonstrate their commitment to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship. Together, we can create a more sustainable, equitable, and ethical supply chain.