BUSINESS CODE OF CONDUCT / SOCIAL POLICY
We do not employ any person under the age of 18.
We do not make use of forced labour, whether in the form of prison
labour, indentured labour, bonded labour or otherwise.
We pay the legal minimum wage or the prevailing industry wage, whichever
is higher. We compensate all overtime hours worked with the legally
mandated overtime hour premiums.
We comply with all provisions for legally mandated benefits.
Hours of Work/Overtime:
We comply with legally mandated regular and overtime work hour
limitations. Work hours do not exceed 60 hours per week, including
regular and overtime hours, or comply with legal limits if they are
lower. We provide all employees with a minimum of one day off in
seven. We inform employees in writing at the time of hiring if
mandatory overtime is a condition of employment.
Health and Safety:
We take all necessary measures in order to provide a safe and healthy
working environment for all employees and to prevent accidents or
injuries arising out of or occurring in the course of work. We also
take all necessary measures to ensure healthy and safe conditions in
employee residential facilities, where applicable.
We comply with applicable country environmental regulations and laws.
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining:
recognize and respect the right of employees to Freedom of Association
and Collective Bargaining.
Harassment or Abuse:
Every employee shall be treated with respect and dignity. Physical,
Sexual, Psychological or Verbal harassment or abuse of any kind will
not be tolerated.
Discipline and Termination:
and Termination procedures are standardized and include a series of
warnings prior to suspension or dismissal. Disciplinary procedures do
not include the use of punitive deductions or forced resignations.
Freedom of Movement:
When authorized, and under special circumstances (in an emergency or in
a matter of personal urgency, death or illness of a family member),
employees can leave the facility and are not penalized. Employees have
free and reasonable access to drinking water and toilet facilities.
Employees are permitted to lodge
grievances that are addressed in a systematic manner so as to protect
employees’ privacy and protect them from reprisals.
Female employees are not asked about their pregnancy status nor are they
required to be tested for pregnancy. We abide by all local and
international laws regarding working conditions for pregnant workers,
including but not limited to rest breaks and adequate seating.
We do not discriminate in hiring, wages, benefits, advancement,
discipline or termination on the basis of gender, race, religion, age,
disability, physical appearance, pregnancy, sexual orientation,
nationality, union affiliation, political opinion or social or ethnic
Documentation and Inspection:
on file such documentation as may be needed to demonstrate compliance
with this CODE of CONDUCT, and shall make these documents available
for customers designated auditor(s) for verification during