Our supply chain and sourcing of products and services must:
- never compromise workplace health, safety and wellbeing
- have zero tolerance for harassment, abuse and discrimination
- prioritise social enterprises, indigenous and ethically certified goods & services
- not use exploitative or forced labour, or exploitative fair wage practises
- respect collective bargaining and freedom of association
- ensure environmental impacts and hazards are minimised.
Supplier Code of Conduct
We take care in selecting suppliers of goods and services that meet our social, ethical and environmental standards.
Suppliers must comply with our Code of Conduct and complete a self-assessed questionnaire via SEDEX to benchmark how your business is tracking when it comes to social, ethical and environmental risks.
Australia Post does not tolerate modern slavery in any of our operations or extended supply chain – a commitment that aligns with our purpose and values. It's reflected in our Code of Conduct, Modern Slavery Standard (PDF 1.07MB), Ethics (PDF 1.23MB) and other policies.
We’ve implemented an enterprise-wide program to mitigate modern slavery risks throughout our business and supply chain. These measures are summarised in our Modern Slavery Statement, published annually in accordance with the Australian Modern Slavery Act (2018).
Social procurement at Australia Post
A number of social enterprises and Indigenous businesses work to solve complex societal problems. Partnering with these organisations in our supply chain utilises our procurement spend to create jobs and opportunities where they matter most.
We’ve been a member of Supply Nation since 2010, engaging with Indigenous businesses, and in 2015 we became founding members of Social Traders Connect, formalising our commitment to social enterprise procurement. We’re committed to reaching our $60 million spend target from 2019 to 2022, and continue to look for opportunities to create a more inclusive supply chain.
We’re now a member of SEDEX, a global organisation that supports almost 60,000 brands to maintain decent working conditions within their supply chains.
SEDEX provides us with tools and an online platform to:
- identify and mitigate modern slavery risks
- improve working conditions throughout our supply chain
- manage our social and environmental responsibilities in line with international standards.
Registering with SEDEX provides an opportunity for you to further cement the strong relationship you have with us – and potentially your other customers as well.
Australia Post Purchase Order terms and conditions
Generally, all goods and/or services we procure will be subject to our Purchase Order terms and conditions unless we have entered into a separate agreement with the supplier.
Where goods are required to be packaged and delivered to us, packaging, palletisation and delivery requirements will also apply. These requirements should be read in conjunction with the Purchase Order terms and conditions unless we have entered into a separate agreement with the supplier.
Access the Supplier Portal
The Australia Post Supplier Portal allows suppliers to interact with us online and exchange information. Suppliers can use it to:
view and maintain your company details
respond to requests for proposals and quotes online
view and negotiate agreements
execute contracts, contract variations and work orders using DocuSign
conduct performance self-assessments
I'm not a supplier yet, can I access the portal?
The portal is for existing suppliers to use. If you are one of our preferred suppliers, you will be contacted by Australia Post.
I'm a new supplier, how do I use the portal?
If you are one of our preferred suppliers, you will be sent a link to start the on-boarding process for access to the portal.
To resend your link, or for further questions, please contact email@example.com