Ethical Trading

We are committed to only working with suppliers who have an established and transparent Ethical Trading Policy. Any product supplier who we decide to work with must meet the minimum standards recognised under the Base code of the Ethical Trading Initiative.

In practise this means :

Employment is freely chosen

Workers have the right to choose where they work

Safe and hygienic working conditions (in accordance with the country’s regulations)

A safe and hygienic working environment must be provided

Regular health and safety training must be provided

Appropriate steps must be taken to prevent any accidents in the workplace

All workers must have access to clean welfare facilities

A COVID secure environment with sufficient PPE and sanitising equipment must be provided

No child or forced labour

Workers are paid fairly and paid a living wage

Wages and benefits paid for a standard working week meet at a minimum national legal standards or industry benchmark standards whichever is higher

Information on wages must be provided to employees

Wages should always be enough to meet basic needs and provide some discretionary income

Deductions from wages as a disciplinary measure is not permitted   

Fair and reasonable working hours

Workers will work fair and reasonable hours and overtime must be voluntary

Working laws shall comply with national laws

Fair treatment of workers

There will be no demonstrated discrimination practised

All workers will be treated fairly at all times

Regular employment will be provided for those who are employed on a permanent contract

There is a zero tolerance of modern slavery and human trafficking

The suppliers are to actively protect the environment

The suppliers must Conduct ethical business behaviour at all times