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Supplier Code of Conduct


The Andersons values and philosophy play a key role in our business, as described in our Statement of Principles. We choose our suppliers and vendors carefully to ensure that they are aligned with our Statement of Principles and possess those qualities which enhance both private and public welfare. Our suppliers and vendors are expected to do business fairly, ethically, and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Suppliers and vendors of The Andersons are expected to abide by the following principles:


Conduct Business in Compliance with Law and with Integrity

We expect our suppliers and vendors to:

  • Know and follow laws that apply to their business, treating legal requirements as a minimum standard
  • Compete fairly and ethically for The Andersons business
  • Never offer or accept bribes, kickbacks, or inappropriate gifts in violation of The Andersons Standards of Business Conduct and Response Program Policy
  • Avoid conflicts of interest relating to financial interests or other arrangements with employees that may be inappropriate


Keep Honest and Accurate Business and Financial Records

We expect our suppliers and vendors to:

  • Maintain books, records, and accounts that reflect all transactions in an accurate, honest, and timely way
  • Use appropriate quality audit and compliance processes for matters such as product, food, and feed safety; worker health and safety; labor and employment; and product traceability


Treat People with Dignity and Respect

We expect our suppliers and vendors to:

  • Provide safe and healthy working conditions at their operations and comply with all safety and access requirements while at The Andersons facilities
  • Support diversity and equal opportunity in their workplace
  • Foster an environment that is free of harassment and discrimination
  • Respect employees’ rights to organize and bargain collectively
  • Adhere to laws related to working hours, wages, human trafficking, and the prevention of child labor and forced labor


Be a Responsible Corporate Citizen

We expect our suppliers and vendors to:

  • Maintain strict standards to promote product, food, and feed safety
  • Comply with all laws and regulations relating to disclosure of hazards or toxins, including California Proposition 65
  • Strive to reduce environmental impact, including the transition over time to a net zero economy, and comply with all environmental laws


Protect Information and Assets

We expect our suppliers and vendors to:

  • Protect The Andersons confidential information, including its intellectual property, trade secrets, or financial information
  • Safeguard property of The Andersons while under their control
  • Avoid situations that may adversely affect The Andersons business interests or reputation


February 2021