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Volentary Employment 1.0
Representation 2.0
Safety 3.0
Child Labour 4.0

01/ Employment

Voluntary Employment

  • All employees are engaged willingly and without coercion, ensuring there is no forced, bonded, or involuntary prison labour.

  • Employees are not required to surrender their identity papers or provide deposits to the company. They have the freedom to leave their employment after giving reasonable notice.

  • Our company strictly prohibits modern slavery and human trafficking in all aspects of our operations.

02/ Representation

Respect for Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

  • Every worker, irrespective of any distinctions, has the right:

    • To be accompanied during formal meetings, be it a fellow worker or a trade union representative.

    • Engage in collective bargaining.

  • Workers' representatives are treated fairly without discrimination and are provided access to carry out their representative functions outside of controlled areas.

  • In situations where legal restrictions exist on freedom of association and collective bargaining, the company facilitates and supports the development of alternative avenues.

03/ Safety

Ensuring Safe and Hygienic Working Conditions

  • We provide a safe and hygienic working environment that aligns with the UK Health and Safety at Work Act. Measures are taken to minimize potential risks to health and asses risk related to work activity. The responsibility for monitoring health and safety within the company is through our management team.

  • Regular and documented health and safety training is provided to workers, including newly hired or reassigned employees.

  • Access to clean toilet facilities, potable water, and, where necessary, sanitary facilities for food storage is ensured.

  • Accommodation, if provided, meets basic needs, is clean, and promotes worker safety.

04/ Child Labour

Elimination of Child Labour

  • Our company strictly prohibits the recruitment of child labour.

  • If we suspect a child is under the working age we will follow the government guidelines and report accordingly on

  • Employment of children and young persons under the age of 18 in hazardous conditions or during night-time hours is strictly prohibited.

05/ Living Wage

Provision of Living Wages

  • Employees are paid wages and benefits that meet or exceed national legal standards or industry benchmark standards, ensuring they are sufficient to cover basic needs and provide discretionary income.

  • Clear and understandable information about employment conditions, including wages, is provided to workers before they start their employment and with each pay period.

  • Deductions from wages as disciplinary measures are not allowed, except where permitted by national law and with the expressed permission of the affected worker. All disciplinary actions are recorded.

06/ Hours

Limited Working Hours

  • Working hours comply with relevant national laws, collective agreements, and the provisions outlined below, whichever provides greater protection for workers. The following sub-clauses align with international labour standards.

  • Regular working hours, excluding overtime, are defined in employment contracts and do not exceed 48 hours per week.

  • Overtime work is voluntary and used responsibly, taking into account individual workers' hours, frequency, and overall workforce workload. Overtime is compensated at a premium rate, recommended to be at least 125% of the regular rate of pay.

  • Total working hours in any seven-day period do not exceed 60 hours unless exceptional circumstances, such as unexpected production peaks, accidents, or emergencies, are met:

a) Permitted by national law.

b) Allowed by a collective agreement freely negotiated with a workers' organization representing a significant portion of the workforce.

c) Safeguards are implemented to protect workers' health and safety.

d) The employer demonstrates the presence of exceptional circumstances.

  • Workers are entitled to at least two days off in every 14-day period.

  • In accordance with the Working Time Directive, workers over the age of 18 cannot work more than 48 hours a week on average, and under the age of 18, 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week.


Changes to statement

We may update this statement from time to time. When we do, we will post the current version on this site, and we will revise the version date located at the bottom of this page.
We encourage you to periodically review, so that you will be aware of our ethical trading policy.
This Statement was last updated on 17th May, 2023

Living Wage 5.0
Limited Working Hours 6.0
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