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Does the company publish the supplier / vendor policy (or policies) / Code of Conduct translated into local languages of production and sourcing countries?
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Publishing translations of supplier policies/code of conduct in the local languages of the production/sourcing vendors ensures supplier teams and workers are able to fully understand the requirements and can allow workers to better understand their workplace rights.
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In this question you are being asked to identify if the company states that the supplier/vendor policy (or policies) is translated into local languages. Start by searching for translations of the supplier/vendor policies/Code of Conduct in local languages of production/sourcing countries.

This may appear in/on:
- The Code of Conduct
- The supplier terms of engagement
- The supplier guidebook
- The vendor agreements
- In a Corporate Responsibility microsite
- Company documents
- Company policies
- Company websites
- Company code of conduct
- Parent company documents (only if the parent company is linked to from the brands website)
- Parent company policies (only if the parent company is linked to from the brands website)
- Parent company websites (only if the parent company is linked to from the brands website)
- Parent company code of conduct (only if the parent company is linked to from the brands website)

Good keywords for your searches include:
- Translations
- Languages
- Code of Conduct
- Policies

Things to watch out for:
- Brands must be publicly publishing the translated documents to receive the point not just stating that translations are available