Supplier Code of Conduct

The Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC)  applies to all suppliers who provide goods or services to the University of Victoria, as well as their subcontractors. It establishes the minimum ethical, social and environmental standards expected of UVic suppliers. Additional requirements may be described in individual contracts executed with UVic.  

The 2018 Strategic Framework “defines UVic’s role in creating a strong, healthy future for our students and for our local and global communities… To meet the challenges and opportunities of globalization and the social, environmental and technological change faced by our students, communities and university, we must align our efforts and focus our activities.”

UVic is committed to becoming “a global leader in environmental, social and institutional sustainability through our research, academic programs, campus operations, and the impact and influence of our students, faculty, staff and alumni.”

This SCoC is intended to support that commitment by clearly establishing minimum standards required to do business with UVic, in alignment with triple-bottom-line procurement goals identified in UVic’s Sustainability Action Plan.

The SCoC also aligns with the International Labour Organization’s Declarations on Fundamental Principles and Rights of Work, the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. While UVic believes in cooperation and is willing to work with suppliers to improve practices when necessary, a supplier’s failure to adhere to the provisions in the SCoC may be a breach of contract and could result in that contract’s termination.

UVic Supplier Code of Conduct