Suppliers shall protect the human rights of their employees and treat them with dignity and respect, which shall include the following:
Avoidance of child labour
Suppliers must not use child labour and must only use workers who are above the relevant country’s legal age for employment. Young workers, below the age of 18 shall only engage in non-hazardous work.
Wages, benefits and working hours
Suppliers must pay workers according to applicable wage laws, including minimum wages, overtime hours and mandated benefits. Suppliers should ensure working hours comply with all applicable laws. We expect that all suppliers shall provide their employees with competitive compensation and benefits and to support equal pay for work of equal value.
Freely Chosen Employment
Suppliers shall not use forced, trafficked or enslaved workers. No worker shall be prevented from moving employment due to physical constraint or any restriction on free movement, including any documentation/passports being withheld.
Freedom of Association
Suppliers shall encourage open communication with workers to resolve workplace and compensation issues.
In accordance with local laws, suppliers must allow employees the rights to associate freely, form and join labour unions. Suppliers shall not disadvantage or discriminate employees who act as workers’ representatives.
Diversity and inclusion
Equal treatment of all employees must be a fundamental principle of the supplier’s corporate policy. Typical discriminatory characteristics of an employee such as age, disability, ethnicity, family status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical characteristics, political affiliation, pregnancy, religion, social origin, sexual orientation, union membership or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. Suppliers shall ensure that their employees are not harassed in any way.
Suppliers shall provide a workplace free of harassment, harsh and inhumane treatment, including any sexual harassment, sexual abuse, corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion or verbal abuse of workers and no threat of any such treatment.
We expect that suppliers shall not unfairly terminate any employment contractor terminate any employment contract without clear evidence in relation to the working performance of an employee, as permitted by law.
Suppliers shall promote responsibility for the communities they operate in. Suppliers should listen to the concerns of local residents and provide for healthy and safe living conditions. The support of local job creation, local sourcing, provision of education provision and infrastructure development is encouraged.