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From Wiki, there are many anti-discrimination regulations where anti-discrimination law may include protections for groups based on sex, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, mental illness or ability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, sex characteristics, religious, creed, or individual political opinions.
Many organisations have implemented Anti-discrimination policies and procedures. We recommend these are reviewed at least every 5 years.
The general question that buyers need to ask is "Are my suppliers meeting all their regulatory obligations?"
If anti-discrimination legislation exists in your country, should you ask your suppliers to provide copies of their anti-discrimination policies? How committed is your corporate culture in this regard? What is the potential risk or brand damage to your business if a supplier is found to discriminate?
As Strytex is a shared system, it's easy to require suppliers to provide copies of their anti-discrimination policies and procedures.
TIP: We've found that when buyers add anti-discrimination to their supplier compliance control requirement, many small suppliers become non-compliant simply because they are unaware of their obligations. When this happens, many of our clients offer these suppliers free templates or even arrange early morning training in the regulations. There are then given two weeks to define their own policies and procedures and load them on to the Strytex system.