Whiteberry production code of conduct:
The program is designed to provide assurances in areas such as human rights, labor, health and safety, environmental protection, and business ethics. It also supports suppliers where necessary with corrective action and remediation. Forced labour, child labour and minimum wage are serious matters that are covered in our Rules To Trade.
We have a zero-tolerance stance on these matters and when identified breaches are dealt with accordingly.
WHITEBERRY PRODUCTION RULES TO TRADE
Before partnering with a supplier, we ensure that they understand how to adhere to our 14 Rules To Trade, which covers important issues like worker conditions, banned materials, the prohibition of child labour, environmental practices, bribery and corruption.
1. NO CHILD LABOUR
The supplier shall not employ a worker under the age stipulated by the local/regional legal limit.
2. NO FORCED LABOUR
The supplier or manufacturer supplying goods for Whiteberry production s.r.o shall not allow any form of forced, involuntary or prison labour.
3. NO DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT
There shall be no discrimination in the hiring of workers; no physical, sexual or verbal harassment or abuse will be permitted in the work place.
4. RESPECT FOR FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
All employees shall have the right of association, union membership and collective bargaining as well as adequate workers representation. Where the rights to either are restricted under law, the appropriate channels to ensure a reasonable and independent exercise of such rights must be designed.
5. WORKING CONDITIONS ARE SAFE AND HYGIENIC
Suppliers shall provide a safe and healthy workplace environment as per minimum requirements of the local and regional laws. All facilities must be structurally sound, hold a building safety certificate, and meet Whiteberry compliance standards as BSCI, SMETA 2 and 4 pillar audits etc…
6. MINIMUM WAGES PAID
All suppliers shall ensure that wages paid for a working week must be at least the minimum national industry benchmark standards or collective bargaining agreement, should this latter be higher.
7. FAIR WORKING HOURS
Working hours for all workers shall comply with national / local laws and industry benchmark standards.
8. REGULAR EMPLOYMENT IS PROVIDED
Suppliers or manufacturer must ensure that, to every extent possible, work performed must be on the basis of recognized employment relationships established through national laws and practices.