We believe in doing business only with those suppliers, contractors and customers who embrace high standards of ethical business behavior. We expect our suppliers and business partners to adhere to all applicable laws and regulations and to comply with the principles of our company Code of Conduct. We will not knowingly use suppliers who violate laws relating to employment, the environment or safety. We will not conduct business with any supplier who employs children, prison or forced labor, or engages in any other unethical employment practice. After having considered competing bids, we will purchase goods or services based on value, quality, compliance with our standards, and the ability of the supplier to meet our requirements. Personal or family relationships must not influence an employee's decision to award a contract to a supplier.