These standards are driven by the belief that good corporate citizenship is essential to our long-term business success and must be reflected in our relationships and actions in our workplaces and the workplaces of those who are authorized to directly supply our businesses.
Recognizing that there are differences in laws, customs, and economic conditions that affect business practices around the world, we believe that shared values must serve as the foundation for relationships between Vintedge, its employees and suppliers.
This Standard Guide communicates our values and expectations, and emphasizes the importance of responsible workplace practices that comply, at a minimum, with applicable occupational safety and health, environmental and labour laws and regulations. The standards outlined below reflect the values we uphold in our own policies, and we expect our employees and suppliers to incorporate these values as well.
This guide is also a critical component that contributes to fair and beneficial practices toward labour and the communities in which we do business.
As an organisation we are always working towards improving our social compliances standard as according the law of the country.
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
Respect employees’ rights to freedom of association, to engage in other protected activities and the right to refrain from such activities. Where employees are represented by a legally recognized union, the right to have their chosen representatives have reasonable access to the employees in order to represent them and bargain in good faith with such representatives.
Protection Against Child Labour Vintedge or our suppliers shall not employ any person under the age of 15. If local law sets minimum age lower, but is in accordance with developing country exceptions under the International Labour Organization Convention 138, the lower age will apply. Vintedge and our Suppliers shall not recruit child labour nor exploit children in any way. If children are found to be working directly for the supplier, the latter shall seek a sensitive and satisfactory solution that puts the best interests of the child first.
Prohibit Forced Labour and Abuse of Labour
Prohibit physical and mental abuse of employees as a form of discipline and prohibit the use of all forms of forced labour, including forced prison labour, indentured labour, bonded labour or slave labour and the human trafficking associated with such abuses.
Prohibit Discrimination and Workplace Harassment
Prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of legally-protected characteristics in all aspects of employment, including the recruitment, hiring, placement, training, compensation, treatment and advancement of employees.
All forms of harassment (eg. sexual, physical, verbal, etc) within the workplace are strictly prohibited.
Work Hours, Wages and Benefits
Compensate employees relative to the industry and/or local labor market. Operate in full compliance with applicable wage, hour and benefits according to the local laws.
Provide a Safe and Healthy Workplace
Strive to provide a secure, safe and healthy workplace. Maintain a productive workplace by complying with all applicable occupational safety and health laws, rules and regulations as well as by mitigating the risk of accidents, injury, and exposure to health risks.
Protect the Environment
Conduct business in compliance with all applicable environmental laws, rules, and regulations.
Strive to provide a workplace free of bribery and corruption by complying with all applicable laws relating to bribery, money laundering and/or corruption as well as prohibiting the exchange of money or anything else of value to or from anyone, including government officials, to influence actions or obtain an improper advantage.
Please contact our head of Social Compliance Programme, Ms Sophia Ho (Director), 6834 5102, Sophia@vintedge.com for issues related to our Social Compliance Policy.