Supplier Guiding Principles

Objective and Scope

At Drinkworks, our dream is to catalyze bringing people together, making memories and lasting connections. Our mission is to make the entire drinking experience more remarkable through innovation. As a key principle to further our mission, Drinkworks acts thoughtfully in everything we do, we approach everything we do with the goal of making the world better.

Drinkworks recognizes responsibility of the business community in creating a better world when it comes to human rights. These Supplier Guiding Principles (“Policy”) outlines our approach to overseeing human rights and labor standards; health and safety; environmental management issues; and business integrity across our global supply chain. Drinkworks is committed to working with Business Partners that share these values and commit to implementing this Policy in their operations.

Drinkworks expects our Business Partners to respect the human rights of employees within their operations, and to promote human rights of all workers while following all local, national, and international law.

Our Commitment

We are committed to business practices that respect human rights and that align with international standards of responsible business conduct found in the United Nations (“UN”) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights1. In addition, our Policy commitments are further based on the International
Bill of Human Rights (consisting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights2, the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights (“ICCPR”)3 and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (“ICESCR”)4, in addition to the International Labor Organization’s (“ILO”) Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work5, the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, and the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles.


Business Partners will acknowledge and agree to follow this policy as a pre pre-requisite to each supply agreement. A copy of this document is available at ( Business Partners will be required to We engage with our Business Partners at an early stage in our procurement activities assessing their practices against this Policy using self-assessment questionnaires and third party on-site audits as appropriate. Where possible, Drinkworks seeks to provide training and guidance for Business Partners to support the effective implementation of this Policy. We expect our Business Partners to communicate this policy throughout their supply chain, report gaps or breaches of this policy, and evaluate performance against this Policy and take corrective actions.

When contracting with agents or traders, Business Partners must be able to disclose the primary source of origin for materials supplied Drinkworks. For selected supply chains Drinkworks may request the mapping of the upstream supply chain back to origin to facilitate compliance assessments.

Human Rights Principles

Drinkworks requires its suppliers to comply with all applicable laws and regulations in providing
products and services to Drinkworks, and to abide by the following principles:

a. Child Labor and Young People: Business Partners must prohibit the employment and exploitation of children within their operations and must not engage in or support the use of child labor as defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

b. Forced Labor and Freedom of Movement: Business Partners must prohibit, and must not benefit from any forms of forced or compulsory labor; all work must be conducted on a voluntary basis.

c. Freedom of Association: Business Partners must support the right of all workers to choose whether to form or join lawful trade unions and other organizations of their choice, and to bargain collectively in support of their mutual interests.

d. Discrimination and Harassment: Business Partners must prohibit all forms of discrimination based on, but not limited to, race, religion, culture, gender, age, political opinion, national extraction, social origin, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other arbitrary means. All forms of physical, verbal, and written harassment are prohibited.

e. Working hours and Compensation/Adequate Standard of Living: Business Partners must respect the need for workers to have a balance between work and leisure.

f. Workplace Safety and Health: Business Partners must ensure high standards of occupational health and safety throughout their organization and strive to prevent all accidents, injuries and occupational illnesses within their operations through management leadership and employee involvement. g. g. Security:: Business Partners should have in place measures to ensure workers, premises and equipment are secure.

h. Environment: Business Partners must observe all applicable laws and regulations concerning the environment and ensure the protection of the natural environment. Additionally, Business Partners should focus on reducing energy usage, reducing water usage and discharge, and reducing and properly handling waste.

i. Land Rights: Business Partners must follow all applicable national laws relating to the rights of land and national resources ensuring land acquisitions and changes of use are made respecting the rights of individuals and communities impacted.

j.: Bribery Corruption and Conflicts of Interest: Business Partners are prohibited from engaging in corruption such as bribery or any form of improper or unlawful payment under any circumstances including financial fraud, money laundering, facilitation payments or extortion.

k. Economic Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering: Business Partners must comply with all applicable sanctions, export control, and anti-boycott laws.

l. Fair Competition: Business Partners must comply with all applicable fair competition law.

Grievance Mechanisms

Business Partners must have systems in place to enable anonymous grievance reporting by workers and external individuals. Business Partners should ensure that workers know how to use the grievance mechanisms, explain the process for handling any issues that are raised, handle reports in a timely manner, and have a policy prohibiting retaliation. Business Partners are expected to report suspected violations of this policy to Drinkworks. Business Partners’ employees and members of Business Partner’s value chain may also report issues directly to Drinkworks via AnheuserBusch InBev’s internet-based message interface at Select country “Drinkworks.” You may also call Anheuser Busch InBev’s toll-free whistle-blowing line, equipped with translation services, are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 12. Tell the operator that this call pertains to Drinkworks.


We look forward to working with you; if you have any queries regarding the principles set out within this Policy, please reach out to your Drinkworks procurement contact.


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