Ethical Policy Statement The KDG Workwear ltd company controls and manages its activities to ensure risks to health, safety and welfare of its employees, customers and the general public are identified and action taken to eliminate or minimise their effects. ADVERSE EFFECTS OF OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES ON THE ENVIRONMENT WILL BE MINIMISED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. Tips & Guidelines
• To comply with it’s legal obligations under the current Health, Safety and Welfare Act, Environmental Protection Act and the European and Dutch Acts, regulations, policies and laws.
• To promote health, safety and environmental awareness throughout the organisation.
• To maintain a safe and healthy working environment for its employees, with adequate facilities appropriate to the nature of the business activities.
• To ensure all suppliers fully comply with the principles outlined in our Ethical Trading Code of Conduct.
• To minimise the social impact of the company activities and avoid damage to the environment through regular reviews of the business from environmental and management system audits
Ethical Trading Code of Conduct
Ethical Trading Code of Conduct EMPLOYMENT IS FREELY CHOSEN
1.1 There is no forced, bonded or involuntary prison labour.
1.2 Workers are not required to lodge “deposits” or their identity papers with their employer and are free to leave their employer after reasonable notice.
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND THE RIGHT TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING ARE RESPECTED
2.1 Workers, without distinction, have the right to join or form trade unions of their own choosing and to bargain collectively.
2.2 The employer adopts an open attitude towards the activities of trade unions and their organisational activities.
2.3 Workers representatives are not discriminated against and have access to carry out their representative functions in the workplace.
2.4 Where the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining is restricted under law, the employer facilitates, and does not hinder, the development of parallel means for independent and free association and bargaining.
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 and recorded health and safety training, and such t 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 representative