The Ethical Trading and Social Policy
We have committed to responsibly undertake our commercial and trading activities to ensure
that the labour standards for processor / supplier comply with relevant international labour
standards on the basis of below listed.
1 EMPLOYMENT IS FREELY CHOSEN
1.1 There is no forced, bonded or involuntary prison labour.
1.2 Workers are not required to lodge deposits or their identity papers with their employer and are free to leave their employer after reasonable notice.
2 FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND THE RIGHT TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING ARE RESPECTED.
2.1 Workers, without distinction, have the right to join or form trade unions of their own choosing and to bargain collectively.
2.2 The employer adopts and open attitude towards the activities of trade unions and their
2.3 Workers representatives are not discriminated against and have access to carry out their
representative functions in the workplace.
2.4 Where the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining is restricted under law, the employer facilitates, and does not hinder, the development of parallel means for independent
and free association and bargaining.
3 WORKING CONDITIONS ARE SAFE AND HYGIENIC
3.1 A safe and hygienic working environment shall be provided, bearing in mind the prevailing
knowledge of the industry and of any specific hazards. Adequate steps shall be taken to prevent
accidents and injury to health arising out of, associated with, or occurring in the course of work
by minimising, so far as is reasonably practicable, the causes of hazards inherent in the
3.2 Workers hall receive regular and recorded health and safety training, and such training shall be
repeated for new or reassigned workers.
3.3 Access to clean toilet facilities and to potable water, and, if appropriate, sanitary facilities,
for food storage shall be provided.
3.4 Accommodation, where provided, shall be clean, safe and meet the basic needs of the workers.
3.5 The company observing the code shall assign responsibility for health and safety to
a senior management representative.
4 CHILD LABOUR SHALL NOT BE USED
4.1 There shall be no new recruitment of child labour.
4.2 Companies shall develop or participate in and contribute to policies and programmes which
provide for the transition of any child found to be performing child labour to enable her or him
to attend and remain in quality education until no longer a child: child and child labour.
4.3 Children and young persons under 18 shall not be employed at night or in hazardous conditions.
4.4 These policies and procedures shall conform to the provisions of the relevant ILO standards.
5 LIVING WAGES ARE PAID
5.1 Wages and benefits paid for a standard working week meet, at a minimum, national legal
standard. In any event wages should always be enough to meet basic needs and to provide
some discretionary income.
5.2 All workers shall be provided with written and understandable information about their
employment conditions in respect to wages before they enter employment and about
the particulars of their wages for the pay period concerned each time that they are paid.
5.3 Deductions from wages as a disciplinary measure shall not be permitted nor shall any
deductions from wages not provided for by national law be permitted without the expressed
permission of the worker concerned. All disciplinary measures should be recorded.
6 WORKING HOURS ARE NOT EXCESSIVE
6.1 Working hours must comply with national laws, collective agreements, and the
provisions of 6.2 to 6.6 below, whichever affords the greater protection for workers.
Sub-clauses 6.2 to 6.6 are based on international labour standards.
6.2 Working hours, excluding overtime, shall be defined by contract, and shall not
exceed 48 hours per week.*
6.3 All overtime shall be voluntary. Overtime shall be used responsibly, taking into
account all the following: the extent, frequency and hours worked by individual
workers and the workforce as a whole. It shall not be used to replace regular
employment. Overtime shall always be compensated at a premium rate, which is
recommended to be not less than 150% of the regular rate of pay or complied with national laws.
6.4 The total hours worked in any seven day period shall not exceed 60 hours, except
where covered by clause 6.5 below.
6.5 Working hours may exceed 60 hours in any seven day period only in exceptional
circumstances where all of the following are met:
• this is allowed by national law;
• this is allowed by a collective agreement freely negotiated with a workers’
organisation representing a significant portion of the workforce;
• appropriate safeguards are taken to protect the workers’ health and safety;
• the employer can demonstrate that exceptional circumstances apply such as
unexpected production peaks, accidents or emergencies.
6.6 Workers shall be provided with at least one day off in every seven day period or,
where allowed by national law, two days off in every 14 day period.
* International standards recommend the progressive reduction of normal hours of work, when
appropriate, to 40 hours per week, without any reduction in workers’ wages as hours are reduced.
7 NO DISCRIMINATION IS PRACTISED
7.1 There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or
retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability , gender, marital status,
sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation.
8 REGULAR EMPLOYMENT IS PROVIDED
8.1 To every extend possible work performed must be on the basis of recognised employment
relationship established through national law and practice.
8.2 Obligations to employees under labour or social security laws and regulations arising from
the regular employment relationship shall not be avoided through the use of labour- only contracting,
sub-contracting, or home-working arrangements, or through apprenticeship schemes where
there is no real intent to impart skills or provide regular employment, nor shall any such
obligations be avoided, through the excessive use of fixed-term contracts of employment.
9 NO HARSH OR INHUMANE TREATMENT IS ALLOWED
9.1 Physical abuse or discipline, the treat of physical abuse, sexual or other harassment and verbal
abuse or other forms of intimidation shall be prohibited.
10 HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND SLAVERY ARE PROHIBITED
10.1 There is no the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of labour, by means of
the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse
of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve
the consent of a person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation.
10.2 Forced or slave labour and other forms of slavery, use of coercive behavior to control and organs removal
shall not be used.
10.3 There shall be no human trafficking and slavery encouragement.
11.1 Company must comply with local and national environment laws and regulations.
11.2 To have license and action plan for waste disposal such as discharge of air pollution, water pollution, toxic waste, and hazadous waste management.
11.3 To process for reducing and observing environmental effects in possible sections through saving energy, reducing, and recycle.
12 ETHICAL BUSINESS BEHAVIOR
12.1 Company must comply with all laws and regulations regarding ethical bussiness behavior.
12.2 To have policy for ethical bussiness behavior. To be prohibited to bribery and corruption. And to communicate these policies to related people for know and follow.