Social responsibility is an inescapable element of the long-term success of our company, just as it is for our stakeholders, business partners, employees and our customers. A plan for true sustainability requires not only good global citizenship but that we remain competitive in the long term. True social responsibility is not an obstacle but an enabler to this end.
The following principles are followed by our company and our Suppliers worldwide. This documentation of Corporate Social Responsibility beliefs and expectations notifies every organization and individual in our Supply Chain that they must share in the adherence to these practices.
We respect and support compliance with internationally accepted human rights policies and laws.
We condemn all forms of forced and compulsory labour. Suppliers will not use forced or involuntary labour, whether bonded, prison or indentured, including debt servitude.
We support the effective abolition of exploitative child labour. Suppliers will not employ individuals in violation of local mandatory school age or under the legal employment age in each country where they operate. In no case will suppliers employ non-family workers under the age of 15.
Suppliers will uphold equal opportunities with respect to employment and will refrain from discrimination in any form unless national law expressly provides for selection according to specific criteria. Discrimination against employees based on gender, race, disability, origin, religion, age or sexual orientation is not acceptable.
Suppliers will respect the right of all workers and all employers to form and join groups for the promotion and defense of their occupational interests. During organization campaigns the company and the executives will remain neutral; the trade unions and the company will comply with basic democratic principles, ensuring the employees ability to make a free and informed decision.
We are opposed to all exploitative working conditions.
Suppliers will ensure health and safety at the workplace to a level no less than required by national Legislation and supports the continuous improvement of working conditions.
Suppliers will honour the right to reasonable compensation of a level no less than the legally established minimum-wage and the local job market, based on local laws and regulations. Within the scope of national legislation, suppliers will respect the principle of "equal pay for work of equal value."
Suppliers will comply with national provisions and agreements regarding working hours and regular, paid holidays.
We believe in stewardship of our natural resources. Suppliers will comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations and will promptly develop and implement plans or programs to correct any non-compliant practices.
We will work against corruption in all its forms. We strictly adhere to all local and applicable local laws and regulations related to corruption and ethics, and require its suppliers to act in a similar manner.
We will endeavour to protect the personal information of our employees, customers and anyone else we are engaged in business with, in accordance with each country's laws.
Continually monitor and protect the intellectual property of the company against infringement by others and do not infringe the intellectual property of others.
Use deliberation and care in the procurement of materials to prevent purchasing materials which are unlawful or obtained through unethical means (such as conflict minerals).