BUSINESS CODE OF CONDUCT / SOCIAL POLICY

 

Child Labour: We do not employ any person under the age of 18.

Forced Labour: We do not make use of forced labour, whether in the form of prison labour, indentured labour, bonded labour or otherwise.

Compensation: 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.

Benefits: 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.

Environment: We comply with applicable country environmental regulations and laws.

Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining: We 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: Discipline 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.

Grievance Procedures: Employees are permitted to lodge grievances that are addressed in a systematic manner so as to protect employees’ privacy and protect them from reprisals.

Pregnancy: 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.

Discrimination: 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 origin.

Documentation and Inspection: We maintain 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 inspection.

 

 

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