Supplying to Gold Road
To become a business partner (Supplier/Contractor) with Gold Road, the business must align with Gold Road’s Core Values and comply with the Company’s social standards, and relevant laws and regulations, this includes compliance with:
- Gold Road’s Policies
- Gold Road’s Supplier Code of Conduct
- Gold Road’s Standard Terms and Conditions
- Gold Road’s unrelenting focus on ensuring zero modern slavery within its business operations (including the full extent of its supply chain) – refer to the Company’s 2020 Modern Slavery Statement
- Code of Practice – Working Hours (2006)
- Minimum wages legislation within all jurisdictions in which the business operates
- An unequivocal focus on ensuring acceptable living conditions
- Acting responsibly in managing the environmental impacts of their business operations within the community in which the business operates.
Gold Road requires all of its business partners to have adequate Environment, Social (including Health Safety and Wellbeing, People & Culture) and Governance (ESG) Programmes.
This requirement is tested as part of Gold Road’s pre-qualification, qualification and ultimately with the Company’s contract requirements and the associated monitoring and reporting thereafter.
Gold Road’s ESG requirements for Suppliers includes:
- Pre-screening of business partners for ESG performance and risks
- Compliance with ESG guidelines outlined within the contractual agreements
- Objectives or targets regarding ESG performance
- Monitoring of ESG performance
- Reporting on ESG performance
Pre-qualification evaluation criteria may include:
- Technical compliance (whether bids meet pre-determined performance criteria, technical specification and technical standards);
- Risk of each Supplier (including financial health of the Supplier, business risks, whether the Supplier can perform the work, logistics risk and schedule risks);
- The Supplier’s capability and capacity to comply with Gold Road’s environment, community and health & safety policies and standards;
- The Supplier’s past performance (with Gold Road and with other parties).
Supplier qualifications require:
- That the Supplier accepts Gold Road’s Standard Terms & Conditions;
- That the Supplier complies with Gold Road’s insurance requirements should the Supplier be providing goods, attending a mine site or providing professional services;
- That the Supplier completes a health & safety risk assessment for dangerous or hazardous goods;
- That the Supplier completes an environmental risk assessment for dangerous or hazardous goods should the Supplier be attending a mine site or undertaking ground disturbing works; and
- That the Supplier completes the Modern Slavery Supplier Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) should the Supplier’s expenditure be anticipated greater than $100,000 per annum.
Gold Road recognises that its activities should create business opportunities in its host communities and prioritises those Suppliers who use a locally sourced workforce, products, or services in their business. We also prioritise businesses who have indigenous ownership or who demonstrate affirmative action to increase indigenous employment in their business, respect the heritage, cultural values, traditions, and beliefs of indigenous people.
Gold Road is committed to conducting its business in a fair and ethical manner, and to the promoting a corporate culture that is socially and environmentally responsible. This is achieved by living the Gold Road values, upholding our Supplier Code of Conduct, and working with suppliers who share this commitment.
We recognise that when we contract with third parties, they become an extension of our business. We therefore expect suppliers to uphold and comply with our Values and Supplier Code of Conduct, and all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Protecting Human Rights
Gold Road is committed to upholding and respecting the human rights of all people including our employees, the communities in which we operate, those who may be impacted by our activities and those within our supply chains. We believe and that all people should be treated with dignity and respect, in line with our values “We care for the wellbeing of all” and “We act with integrity”.
Gold Road seeks to create positive social impacts by mitigating human rights related risks and promoting respect for human rights across our operations and activities.
Our Human Rights Policy forms the foundation for human rights protection across Gold Road.
Gold Road opposes all forms of slavery in its operations and the operations of our suppliers.
We are committed to identifying, assessing and mitigating human rights impacts, providing access to remedy through effective grievance mechanisms, and ensuring continuous improvement to strengthen our actions. We work in collaboration with our suppliers to eradicate modern slavery from our supply chain.
Click to view Gold Road’s 2022 Modern Slavery Statement.
The SAQ is designed to support the identification of modern slavery risks, foster collaborative efforts between suppliers and organisations to address those risks, improve supply chain transparency, and identify areas for further due diligence.
Suppliers are issued a purchase order to authorise the provision of goods and services, at a stated specification, quantity and price. Purchase orders apply the relevant standard Terms and Conditions, unless expressly stated on the purchase order.