1.1 All materials used by the company are from sustainable sources
1.2 Every effort is made to minimise energy consumption and waste of materials
1.3 In the event of waste material being produced - all waste materials shall be recycled (where recycling facilities exist locally)
2 EMPLOYMENT IS FREELY CHOSEN
2.1 There is no forced, bonded or involuntary prison labour.
2.2 Workers are not required to lodge "deposits" or their identity papers with their employer and are free to leave their employer after reasonable notice.
3. WORKING CONDITIONS ARE SAFE AND HYGIENIC
3.1 A safe and hygienic working environment shall be provided, bearing in mind the prevailing knowledge of the industry and of any specific hazards. Adequate steps shall be taken to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, associated with, or occurring in the course of work, by minimising, so far as is reasonably practicable, the causes of hazards inherent in the working environment.
3.2 Workers shall receive regular health and safety training, and such training shall be repeated for new or reassigned workers.
3.3 Access to clean toilet facilities and to potable water, and, if appropriate, sanitary facilities for food storage shall be provided.
3.4 Accommodation, where provided, shall be clean, safe, and meet the basic needs of the workers.
3.5 The company observing the code shall assign responsibility for health and safety to a senior management representative.
4. CHILD LABOUR SHALL NOT BE USED
4.1 There shall be no new recruitment of child labour.
4.2 Companies shall develop or participate in and contribute to policies and programmes which provide for the transition of any child found to be performing child labour to enable her or him to attend and remain in quality education until no longer a child; "child" and "child labour" being defined in the appendices.
4.3 Children and young persons under 18 shall not be employed at night or in hazardous conditions.
5. WORKING HOURS ARE NOT EXCESSIVE
5.1 Working hours comply with national laws and benchmark industry standards, whichever affords greater protection.
5.2 In any event, workers shall be provided with at least one day off for every 7 day period on average. Overtime shall be voluntary, and shall always be compensated at a premium rate.
6. NO DISCRIMINATION IS PRACTISED
6.1 There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation.
7. NO HARSH OR INHUMANE TREATMENT IS ALLOWED
7.1 Physical abuse or discipline, the threat of physical abuse, sexual or other harassment and verbal abuse or other forms of intimidation shall be prohibited.