Ethical Code of Conduct
NO FORCED LABOUR, HUMAN TRAFFICKING & SLAVERY
LALO THE SHOP condemns and prohibits all forms of modern slavery.
The supplier must not use forced labour, including prison labour, indentured labour, bonded labour or other forms of forced labour. All workers should have access to and/or control of their citizenship documents at all times.
NO CHILD LABOUR
Suppliers and their subcontractors may not employ anyone below 15 years of age, or the local legal minimum age, or the age for completing compulsory education, whichever of the three is higher. Employees under 18 must not be employed in hazardous conditions. In case child labour is revealed, suppliers must take responsibility in remediation of the adverse impacts toensure the well-being of the minor.
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
We recognise that both a worker’s right to organise and bargain collectively are the foundations for the realisation of other labour rights. Suppliers must guarantee the right of their employees to join unions and bargain collectively. The Employer must not prevent, or discriminate against workers who wish to associate or bargain collectively.The Employer must adopt an open attitude towards the organisational activities of Trade Unions. Where the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining is restricted under law, the supplier must allow the development of parallel means for independent and free association and bargaining.
Suppliers and their subcontractors must not discriminate against any of their employees including hiring,compensation, promotion or discipline. Employees must treated with respect and equality regardless of gender, race, religion, caste, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, nationality, political opinion, trade union affiliation, social or ethnic origin. Women and men shall receive equal pay forwork of equal value
NO HARASSMENT OR ABUSE
We do not tolerate harassment, physical, sexual, psychological or verbal abuse, and corporal punishment inour supply chain. Suppliers must treat their employees with respect and dignity.
WAGES AND BENEFITS
All women and men have the right to be compensated for a regular work week that is sufficient to meet employees’ basic needs and provide some discretionary income. Suppliers and their subcontractors must pay at least the legal minimum wage in a timely manner, and all the legally mandated benefits including holidays and leaves, and statutory severance when employment ends. Disciplinary deductions from pay are not tolerated.
NO EXCESSIVE WORKING HOURS
Workers must not be obliged to work in excess of the regular workweek and maximum overtime set by local law. A regular workweek shall not exceed 48 hours and one day off shall be guaranteed for every seven-day period. Other than in exceptional circumstances, the sum of regular and overtime hours in a week shall not exceed 60 hours. Overtime shall be voluntary and compensated at a premium rate and not be requested on a regular basis.
REGULAR EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP
Suppliers and their subcontractors must adopt and adhere to rules and conditions of employment that respect workers, and, at a minimum, safeguard their rights under national and international labour and social security laws and regulations. Homeworkers must be compensated and treated accordingly with this Code.
SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Suppliers and their subcontractors must provide a safe and hygienic working environment for all employees. There must be systems in place to detect, avoid and respond to potential risks to the safety of all employees. All possible precautions must be taken to prevent accidents at the workplace. Suppliers and their subcontractors must ensure that the manufacturing and storing buildings are safe, fire and emergency action plans are in place. All safety measures must also be in place at dorms, canteens, and childcare facilities. All workers have the right to refuse unsafe working conditions.
LALO THE SHOP will not tolerate corruption and/or bribery throughout its supply chain