Standards for Suppliers

Our Standards of Integrity define the way we conduct our business. They set the foundation for our reputation as a company, our integrity as individuals, and the success of our operations. These standards carry over to our suppliers, who share in our commitment to maintain the highest ethical standards.

Standards for Suppliers
  • Workplace safety.
  • Equal employment opportunity and discrimination.
  • Improper Influence, bribery and conflicts of Interest.
  • Fair and honest dealing in all interactions.
  • Protect PPL assets and information.
  • Approach communications and social media responsibly.

Workplace Safety

PPL’s primary goal is to provide and maintain a work environment that promotes the health and safety of employees, suppliers, and the general public. No job is too important or so urgent that precautions, laws or regulations concerning health and safety can be bypassed. The goal is very simple: zero accidents or incidents adversely impacting employees, contractors or the public. The Company is committed to providing a safe work environment. Suppliers, as well as employees, are accountable for safe work behaviors to reduce hazards within the working environment. Suppliers are responsible for reviewing and complying with any changes to the Environmental Requirements and/or Standards published by PPL.

Health and Safety Requirements

Contractor Environmental Requirements

Contractor shall at a minimum:

  1. Ensure all contractor and sub-contractor employees have proper training for all regulatory required environmental needs, including handling of material, wastes, equipment and response to environmental incidents.
  2. Not allow discharges to drains and/or sewers without prior approval from PPL.
  3. Provide adequate spill/release prevention for all bulk materials brought on site.
  4. Immediately contact and inform the PPL representative or site environmental coordinator of any abnormal conditions, spill, releases or any other environmental incident.
  5. Properly manage their chemicals/materials by providing PPL representative and/or site environmental coordinator with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and receive approval of the chemicals/materials prior to bringing them onto the job site.
  6. Ensure all approved chemicals/materials are labeled and clearly marked identifying ownership and properly stored.
  7. Properly label and store all wastes generated from their activities in accordance with all federal, state and local requirements.
  8. Be sensitive to local community impacts, such as noise, odor, lights, fugitive dust and traffic movement.
  9. Prepare and maintain records pertaining to their work in accordance with environmental permits and regulatory requirements.
  10. Remove all unused chemicals and materials from site at conclusion of work.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Discrimination

All applicable equal employment opportunity and affirmative action requirements including, but not limited to, those relating to: (i) equal employment opportunity and non-segregated facilities; (ii) the utilization of minority business enterprises; (iii) Executive Order 11246, as amended and the implementing regulations at 41 CFR Part 60-1 et seq.; (iv) the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and the implementing regulations at 41 CFR Part 60-300; (v) the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the implementing regulations at 41 CFR 60-741 and other requirements relating to the employment of veterans and disabled persons, and all amendments thereto and all regulations, rules and orders issued thereunder; and (vi) the notification requirements established by 29 CFR Section 471, including displaying the required poster found at 29 CFR Section 471 Appendix A of Part A. These laws, regulations and executive orders prohibit discrimination against employees and applicants based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these laws, regulations and orders require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Suppliers shall use best efforts to assure that Small, Small Disadvantaged and Women Owned Small Business Concerns (“SSDWOSBCs”) are given equitable opportunity to compete for PPL procurements.

Improper Influence, bribery and conflicts of Interest

PPL prohibits giving or receiving bribes of any kind. Suppliers must never offer, give any money, offers in kind, bribes or kickbacks.  PPL funds shall not be used to make payments for any unlawful or improper purpose.

Fair and honest dealing in all interactions

PPL requires both employees and suppliers to deal fairly and honestly with governmental and regulatory bodies, customers, suppliers, competitors, employees and anyone else with whom you have contact in the course of performing your job. Suppliers may not take unfair advantage of anyone through manipulation, concealment, abuse of privileged information, misrepresentation of material facts or any other unfair-dealing practice.  Suppliers must treat non-public information provided as confidential and safeguard it against inappropriate or unauthorized physical or electronic disclosure, acquisition or access.

Protect PPL assets and information

PPL’s assets are not limited to buildings, equipment and other physical property. PPL’s assets need to be appropriately protected physically as well as electronically. Suppliers must promptly report any suspicious activity or behaviors to ensure protection of PPL’s assets.

Approach communications and social media responsibly

Suppliers shall not issue or release any announcement, statement, press release or other publicity or marketing materials, or otherwise use PPL’s trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, symbols or brand names without PPL’s prior written consent.