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Introduction

Amazon Sellers Wonder How to Comply with newly announced Supplier Rules. Sellers are balking at Amazon’s newly updated standards on suppliers. In a post on January 3rd, Amazon said it updated its Supply Chain Standards, with which all sellers must comply. “Our Supply Chain Standards apply to all selling partners and suppliers. Products sold in Amazon stores must comply with these standards and be produced in a way that respects human rights and the environment and protects the fundamental dignity of workers,” Amazon wrote in an announcement for sellers.

Details

We’ve updated our Supply Chain Standards, which take effect on January 19, 2023. These standards are updated every three years as part of a regular review.

Our Supply Chain Standards apply to all selling partners and suppliers. Products sold in Amazon stores must comply with these standards and be produced in a way that respects human rights and the environment and protects the fundamental dignity of workers.

The updates include additional requirements, expectations, and clarifications, such as:

Additional requirements to protect workers from harmful recruitment and engagement practices, which include providing workers with clear, understandable documentation of the employment terms and conditions before the start of their employment
Further clarification that suppliers must have effective grievance mechanisms that workers can use to raise concerns without retaliation
Mandatory remediation if any cases of child labor are identified
Further clarification that suppliers must provide workers with a safe and healthy work environment that avoids harm to workers’ health
The prohibition of land-grabbing and any illegal use of natural resources
Clearer specifications that suppliers must comply with applicable privacy and information security laws and regulations
To learn more, review the updated Amazon Supply Chain Standards.

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