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We expect our Suppliers to have a management system that support internationally accepted social and labour policies.
It means to integrate ethics into core business practices and to have a policy to follow internationally agreed principles concerning labour standards, such as written employment contracts, specified terms concerning working hours, compensation, vacation, working hours, insurances and respecting employees' rights.Suppliers must be able to show evidence that acceptable human resources practices exist and that records are kept in order.
Questions to ask yourself:
UN Global Compact about Labour
ETI Base Code
Sedex Supplier Workbook
All work must be voluntary. It is strictly prohibited to traffic persons or use any form of slave, forced, bonded, indentured, or prison labour. We expect our Suppliers to:
UN Global Compact, principle 4
As legally permitted, all workers shall be free to join (or refrain from joining) organizations of their choice, and bargain collectively without interference. We shall ensure that workers have a mechanism to report grievances and promote open communication between management and workers.
We expect our Suppliers to:
Enable workers to form and join a trade union of their choice without fear of intimidation or reprisal, in accordance with national law.
UN Global Compact, principle 3
We shall actively work against harmful child labour and employ only workers who are at least 15 years of age or the applicable minimum legal age, whichever is higher. We may provide legitimate workplace apprenticeship programs for educational benefit that are consistent with Article 6 of ILO Minimum Age Convention No. 138 or light work consistent with Article 7 of ILO Minimum Age Convention No.138.
UN Global Compact, principle 5
We shall follow all applicable laws and regulations with respect to working hours and days of rest, and all overtime must be voluntary.
We shall not discriminate against any worker based on age, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS status, or union membership, in hiring and other employment practices.
We also expect our Business Partners to:
Supplier is encouraged to initiate and support worker health and safety committees to enhance ongoing health and safety education and to encourage worker input and participation in health and safety issues in the workplace.
UN Global Compact, Principle 6
Suppliers must have a systematic health and safety work, where hazardous conditions have been identified and minimized.
A management system typically includes these parts: Policy, relevant procedures, monitoring and KPIs.The following requirements are mandatory:- Compliance with international labour standards- Compliance with national employment legislation- Effective human resource management- Continuous improvement in working conditions