The Adobe product life cycle begins by establishing relationships with third-party vendors who share our values and represent our dedication to responsible workplace practices. Our global supply chain spans North America, Asia and Europe and our commitments include compliance with federal, state and local legislation; opt-in industry-wide efforts; and company-led initiatives.
Adobe codes of conduct
Adobe has a comprehensive Code of Business Conduct that sets standards and expectations for employee behaviour both at work and in the marketplace. This code is based on our guiding principles: integrity, respect, honesty, quality, responsibility and fairness. We engage only with business partners, suppliers and vendors who share our commitment these principles. We’ve also adopted a comprehensive Business Partner Code of Conduct, derived from the United Nations Global Compact, that details our expectations for all business partners. Topics covered in the Business Partner Code of Conduct include integrity and compliance with laws; labour standards; environmental standards; and procedures.
Anti-corruption compliance and training
Adobe is committed to conducting business free from extortion, bribery and all unlawful, unethical or fraudulent activity. Adobe partners must not offer, give, promise or authorise any bribe, gift, loan, fee, reward or other advantage to any government official or employee, any customer, any Adobe employee or any other person to obtain any business advantage or improperly influence any action or decision. Adobe business partners, suppliers and vendors must comply with all applicable international anti-corruption laws and regulations, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act.
Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy Statement
Adobe’s statements of disclosure articulate our policies and practices around recognising and preventing human trafficking and slavery, in accordance with various requirements around the world. Read the UK Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy Statement, the Australia Modern Slavery Act Statement and the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Statement.
At Adobe, we’re using our purchasing power to promote the things we care about as a company. In 2018, we launched our Supplier Diversity programme to ensure that we purchase more goods and services from businesses that are certified as majority-owned and operated by women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ community and people with disabilities. In doing so, we can help underrepresented groups succeed while we benefit from the ideas and innovations that diverse perspectives bring.
Adobe ensures environmental and social responsibility for its products through a comprehensive supplier management programme. In order to be effective, this involves an awareness of global issues.
With Adobe’s transition away from a physical supply chain to a fully digital one, we have reduced the environmental impact of our products by more than 95%1 . And with our commitment to power our digital delivery of product with renewable energy by 2035, the impact reduction will move to 100%. We work with our suppliers on renewable energy availability through our sustainability partnerships -- our partners help us move forward with our commitment to The White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge and RE100. Adobe was recognised as a global leader in 2019 for engaging with its suppliers on climate change and was named to the Climate Change Supplier Engagement Leaderboard by global environmental impact non-profit CDP. Adobe is among the top 3% of organisations assessed by CDP on supplier engagement.
For our remaining physical supply chain, Adobe has adopted the Responsible Business Alliance’s Code of Conduct as our programme foundation, supporting better social, economic and environmental outcomes for those involved in our supply chain. We also administer the Responsible Business Alliance Supplier Self-Assessment Questionnaire, a comprehensive survey tool used to identify potential corporate responsibility risks within a company’s global supply chain, to all Tier 1 suppliers. To date, 100 per cent of our Tier 1 suppliers have completed and passed the questionnaire.
Read the Supply Chain Implementation Standards.
1 Digital footprint calculations derived from Lawrence Berkeley Labs CLEER methodology.