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POLICIES & GUIDELINES

The purchase of and payment for equipment, supplies and services from external suppliers must be conducted in accordance with established Cognizant Purchase policies. The associates involved in ordering products and services from external suppliers through the CAPPS purchasing system must be familiar with all policies related to purchasing and payables.

SUPPLIER STANDARDS OF CONDUCT

The relationship between Cognizant Technology Solutions (termed as “Cognizant”) and its third-party representatives, suppliers, vendors and subcontractors (collectively termed as “Suppliers”) is important. This relationship plays an integral part in achieving and maintaining high performance in our businesses. With our Core Values and Standards of Business Conduct (also called the Cognizant Code of Ethics), these Supplier Standards of Conduct (termed as “Supplier Standards”) set forth the minimum standards and practices that Cognizant’s Suppliers are required to uphold.

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A copy of the Cognizant Code of Ethics is available on our website at

https://www.cognizant.com/codeofethics.pdf

VIOLATION OF OUR SUPPLIER STANDARDS OF CONDUCT

Violation of Our Supplier Standards of Conduct

We monitor Suppliers through surveys, questionnaires or audits. We may devise remediation plans if and when we find them deficient. However, failure to comply with these Supplier Standards may result in termination as a Cognizant Supplier and referral of the matter to local authorities. Cognizant Suppliers may report suspected violations of the Code of Ethics or specific concerns regarding Cognizant’s financial affairs, accounting practices, auditing matters, corruption, fraud or other violations to the Cognizant Compliance Helpline. The Compliance Helpline may be accessed as follows: (i) U.S. and Canada, at 1-866-824-4897; (ii) India, at AT&T Direct Access Code 000-117 followed by 866-824-4897; (iii) UK, at AT&T Direct Access code 0-800-89-0011 followed by 866-824-4897 and (iv) All other locations, use the appropriate access code for your country (https://www.att.com/esupport/traveler.jsp?tab=3), followed by 866-824-4897. The helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The helpline is also accessible at the encrypted website:
https://app.convercent.com/en-us/LandingPage/4d46f093-7b10-e611-80c8-000d3ab06827

Cognizant takes all allegations reported on the helpline seriously. Use the helpline only to make a good faith claim.

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OHS (OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY) POLICY

OHS is an integral component of supplier selection at Cognizant. Suppliers working with us are required to:

  • Know the Cognizant OHS policy
  • Understand Cognizant’s expectations of OHS aspects and related operations
  • Ensure compliance to Cognizant’s OHS Policy and statutory legal requirements
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OHS Policy:

At Cognizant, it is imperative for all our suppliers to abide by the OHS policy:

  • We will continuously strive to achieve excellence in implementing best-in-class OHS practices.
  • We will adhere to the highest standards of OHS by pioneering path-breaking practices, leveraging well-defined organizational policies and exceeding statutory requirements.
  • We are deeply committed to a strong organizational culture of consistently upholding, harnessing and enhancing Cognizant’s OHS management standards and practices.

COGNIZANT’S ENVIRONMENT POLICY

Global Procurement requires all its suppliers to comply with Cognizant’s Environmental Policy

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At Cognizant, we will pursue sustainable growth with environment-friendly practices and responsible use of natural resources. We will achieve this by following these guidelines:

  • Having a deep commitment to conduct business by promoting a strong environment-friendly culture towards responsible and sustainable growth
  • Complying with applicable legal and other requirements to which Cognizant subscribes and relates to its environmental aspects
  • Complying with industry best practices and supporting voluntary national and international climate change polices, protocols and initiatives
  • Conserving resources, improving energy efficiency, reducing pollution, reducing waste and recycling and disposing waste in a responsible manner
  • Implementing environmentally-responsible procurement processes to realize environmental objectives
  • Communicating with associates, suppliers and other relevant stakeholders to disseminate the organization’s environmental objectives and performance
  • Measuring environmental impacts and exceeding targets continually to reduce environmental impact
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