To safeguard the rights and dignity of employees, we encourage our suppliers to abide by the standards and conditions detailed below:
- Ensure a fair and equitable workplace environment that is free from any form of harassment or discrimination based on, but not limited to, age, race or ethnic origin, disability, gender, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation, political convictions or union affiliation.
- Provide a work environment that gives due consideration to employee wellness and safety, minimising health hazards or harm, while promoting health and well-being.
- Prohibit the use of forced and child labour1 and remain in compliance with all applicable minimum age legislation.
- Abide by legislation governing minimum wage payments, and where none is available, ensure that salaries are commensurate with experience and industry standards.
- Comply with applicable regulation or legislation regarding maximum working hours.
- Have clear, uniformly applied disciplinary practices and grievance procedures that include provisions prohibiting corporal punishment, including mental, physical or verbal abuse.
- Ensure that employees are provided with freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. Where no such legislation on collective bargaining exists locally, appropriate channels should be made available for discussion and recourse on labour related issues.
- Support employees with clear expression of responsibilities, expectations and accountability, and training, guidance and supervision.
1The term ‘child’ refers to any person less than 14 years of age, unless the minimum age for work or mandatory schooling is higher by local law, in which case the stipulated higher age applies.