It is important that Time Warner’s Vendors and Licensees conduct business in compliance with local laws and regulations and industry standards. Vendors typically fit into one of two categories:
i) Time Warner Product Vendors – Entities that produce products that are distributed by Time Warner at either the wholesale or retail level, including premiums and promotional material.
ii) Other Goods and Services Vendors – Entities that provide other goods and services purchased by Time Warner.
Licensees are third parties to whom Time Warner licenses its intellectual property, used in consumer products that are manufactured and/or distributed by the same or other third parties.
In implementing these Guidelines, our focus is on those Vendors or Licensees that present the most significant potential risk to Time Warner’s businesses, including our reputation for integrity and ethics, and where Time Warner’s actions in implementing these Guidelines can be effective in addressing that risk. For example, a reputable, well-established Other Goods and Services Vendor may present very little risk and the Guidelines may provide no incremental benefit. The International Labor Organization (ILO) Core Labor Conventions, as established by the tripartite United Nations affiliated agency, have served as the foundation upon which much of these Guidelines are based.