Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct Of Living Accessories
As a condition of doing business with clients, we demand that all of our suppliers make a commitment to upholding the standards established in this code of conduct. These requirements were derived from ILO Core Conventions. if applicable, national and other laws’ provisions.
We only collaborate with manufacturing facilities that have passed a qualified ethical standard audit, such as SEDEX, SA8000, WRAP, or BSCJ.
- Child Labour
The vendor shall not recruit child labour. We ensure no child recruitment.
- Forced Labour
Vendor must ensure there is no forced, bonded or involuntary prison labour. Ensure workers are not required to lodge deposits or identity papers with their employer and are free to leave with reasonable notice without penalty.
- Health & Safety
- Provide a safe and hygienic working environment.
- Take steps to minimise hazards and prevent injury/accidents.
- Conduct regular health and safety training for existing and new workers.
- Provide free access to clean toilet facilities and potable water.
- Assign a senior member of management responsible for health and safety on site and accommodation is appropriate.
- Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
The vendor shall recognize and respect the right of employees to join or form trade unions of their own choosing and to bargain collectively. In countries where freedom of association and collective bargaining is legally restricted, the vendor shall facilitate and not restrict the development of parallel means.
No discrimination shall be practiced 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.
- Harsh Treatment
Any form of verbal, physical or sexual abuse or other harassment or intimidation shall be prohibited.
- Hours of Work
Vendors and Factories shall comply with applicable laws and industry standards with respect to working hours and must allow its employees at least one day off during each seven-day period.
All workers should receive wages as per the national legal standards or industry benchmark standards,(whichever is higher) for a standard working week. Deductions if any should be administered in accordance with the local law and records should be kept for each worker.
Monitoring and Enforcement
- Principles: Trust and Cooperation
Living Accessories expects and encourages all and every one of its suppliers to respect these social standards. Suppliers should do their utmost to work towards their complete implementation.
Living Accessories reserves the right to conduct second-party audits held by their own auditing team as well as third-party audits, to monitor and ensure the proper compliance with this Code of Conduct.
Living Accessories has the right to consider the termination of the business relationship in cases of gross or repeated violations, failure to comply with these ethical standards or if the vendor does not take appropriate corrective measures in due time.