Business Integrity, Anti Bribery
Business must be carried out with a high degree of ethics, honesty and fair dealings; ensuring staff is familiar with such policies/procedures and does not engage in threats, bribery or corruption practices. The offering, paying, soliciting or accepting of bribes or kick-backs, including facilitation payments, is strictly prohibited.
Employment of children in any form is strictly prohibited. Business partners and suppliers shall employ only those workers, who meet the minimum age criterion of 14 years or legal minimum age for working in any specific country, whichever is greater. Further, workers below 18 years of age should not be employed night shifts and in hazardous conditions. All applicable laws relating to young labor including employment, wages, working hours, overtime and working conditions shall be complied with.
All forms of forced and bonded labor are prohibited including compulsory overtime. Workers should be able to voluntarily end their employment without any restrictions. Any restrictions on employees to voluntarily end their employment, such as excessive notice periods or substantial fines for terminating their employment contracts, are prohibited.
Harassment & Abuse
Employees should be treated with respect and dignity and should not be subjected to any form of physical abuse or discipline, the threat of physical abuse, sexual or other harassment and verbal abuse or other forms of intimidation.
Employees should not be subjected to discrimination in employment, including hiring, compensation, promotion or discipline, on the basis of gender, race, religion, caste, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, nationality, political opinion, trade union affiliation, social or ethnic origin or other status protected by law