Ethical Policy Statement
We are strongly committed to ensuring the integrity of our company and we will only select business partners whose values are compatible with our own.
We will seek to identify and work with business partners who aspire both as individuals and in the conduct of their business to a set of ethical standards that are compatible with our own.
Health & Safety
We only utilise business partners who provide their workers with a safe and healthy work environment. Business partners who provide residential facilities for their workers must provide safe and healthy facilities.
We expect our business partners to be law abiding as individuals and as businesses to comply with all legal requirements relevant to the conduct of their business.
We will only do business with partners whose workers are treated fairly and whose workers are in all cases present voluntarily, working in a safe environment, fairly compensated, allowed the right of free association and not exploited in any way.
In addition, every one of our business partners must adhere to the following:
Our business partners undertake never to employ child labour (i.e. a person under the age of 16 years). Furthermore, our business partners will not knowingly utilise partners or raw materials suppliers themselves who use or permit the use of child labour in any of their facilities.
Whilst we recognise and respect cultural differences, we strongly believe that workers must be employed on the basis of their ability to do the job, rather than on a basis of gender, racial characteristics or cultural or religious beliefs.
Documentation and Inspection
We retain the right to constantly monitor compliance, with these terms and conducts, with on-site inspection of facilities without notice. We will review and may terminate its relationship with any partner found to be in violation, as well as exercising any other rights and remedies to which we may be entitled under purchase orders issued by or through us, by law or otherwise.
We will only do business with partners who share our commitment to protect and preserve the environment. This specifically includes compliance with regulations prohibiting the use of ozone depleting chemicals (hydro chlorofluorocarbons).