There are five principles of responsible business practices - ethics, labour, health and safety, environment, and management systems.Botany Weaving is committed to implementing these responsible business practices within our Supplier Code of Conduct. As a supplier to Botany Weaving, you are an integral part of our business and we require commitment to responsible business practices and sustainable development from all our suppliers.
We therefore request that the supplier complies with the principles of this Supplier Code of Conduct.
Suppliers shall conduct their business in an ethical manner and act with integrity.
All corruption, extortion and embezzlement are prohibited. Suppliers shall not pay or accept bribes or participate in other illegal inducements in business or government relationships. Suppliers shall conduct their business consistent with fair and vigorous competition and in compliance with all applicable anti-trust laws. Suppliers shall employ fair business practices.
All workers should be encouraged to report concerns or illegal activities in the workplace without threat of reprisal, intimidation or harassment. Suppliers shall investigate and take corrective action, if needed.
Suppliers shall safeguard and make only proper use of confidential information to ensure that company, worker, and customer privacy rights are protected.
Suppliers shall be committed to uphold the human rights of workers and to treat them with dignity and respect.
Suppliers shall not use forced, bonded or indentured labour or involuntary prison labour.
Suppliers shall not use child labour. The employment of young workers below the age of 18 shall only occur in non-hazardous work and when young workers are above a country’s legal age for employment, or the age established for completing compulsory education.
Suppliers shall provide a workplace free of harassment and discrimination. Discrimination for reasons such as race, colour, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion, political affiliation, union membership or marital status is not condoned.
Suppliers shall provide a workplace free of 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.
Suppliers shall pay workers according to applicable wage laws, including minimum wages, overtime hours and mandated benefits.
Suppliers shall communicate with the worker the basis on which they are being compensated in a timely manner. Suppliers are also expected to communicate with the worker whether overtime is required and the wages to be paid for such overtime.
Open communication and direct engagement with workers to resolve workplace and compensation issues are encouraged.
Suppliers shall respect the rights of workers, as set forth in local laws, to associate freely, join or not join labour unions, seek representation and join workers’ councils. Workers shall be able to communicate openly with management regarding working conditions without threat of reprisal, intimidation or harassment.
Suppliers shall provide a safe and healthy working environment.
Suppliers shall protect workers from over exposure to chemical, biological, physical hazards and physically demanding tasks in the workplace.
Suppliers shall have programmes in place to prevent or mitigate catastrophic releases of chemicals.
Suppliers shall identify and assess emergency situations in the workplace, and to minimise their impact by implementing emergency plans and response procedures.
Safety information relating to hazardous materials - shall be available to educate, train, and protect workers from hazards.
Suppliers shall operate in an environmentally responsible and efficient manner to minimise adverse impacts on the environment.
Suppliers are encouraged to conserve energy and natural resources, to avoid the use of hazardous materials where possible, and to engage in activities that reuse and recycle materials.
Suppliers shall comply with all applicable environmental regulations. All required environmental permits, licenses, information registrations and restrictions shall be obtained and their operational and reporting requirements followed.
Suppliers shall have systems in place to ensure the safe handling, movement, storage, recycling, reuse, or management of waste, air emissions and wastewater discharges. Any waste, wastewater or emissions with the potential to adversely impact human or environmental health shall be appropriately managed, controlled and treated prior to release into the environment.
Suppliers shall have systems in place to prevent and mitigate accidental spills and releases of fuels, raw materials, chemicals, intermediates, products, and other hazardous materials to the environment.
Suppliers shall use management systems to facilitate continual improvement and compliance with the expectations of this Code of Conduct.
Suppliers shall demonstrate commitment to the concepts described in this Code ofConduct by allocating appropriate resources.
Suppliers shall identify and comply with all applicable laws, regulations, standards and relevant customer requirements, including below specific customer requirements.
Suppliers shall have mechanisms to determine and manage risks in all areas addressed by this document.
Suppliers shall maintain documentation necessary to demonstrate conformance with these expectations and compliance with applicable regulations.
Suppliers shall have a training program that achieves an appropriate level of knowledge, skills and abilities in management, and workers to address these expectations.
Suppliers are expected to continually improve by setting performance objectives, executing implementation plans and taking necessary corrective actions for deficiencies identified by internal or external assessments, inspections, and management reviews.