1 - Child Labour
The employer shall not engage in or support the employment of any person under the minimum age established by local law, but under no case under the age of 15 years. The children and young persons under 18 will not be employed at night or in hazardous conditions.
2 – Forced Labour
Workers are not required to lodge deposits or their identity papers with their employer and are free to leave their employer after reasonable notice.
3 – Disciplinary Practises
The employer shall not engage in or support the use of physical, sexual, psychological or verbal or abuse.
4 – Discrimination
The employer shall not engage in or support discrimination, especially not in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination, or retirement based on race, health or material status, caste, national origin, religion, disability, gender sexual orientation, membership of association, or political affiliation.
5 – Compensation
The employer shall ensure that at least legal minimum wages are paid, and that the paid wages are sufficient to meet employees’ basic needs. All employees shall be aware of when work starts, working hours, remuneration, vacation entitlement, security against dismissal and maternity protection.
6 – Hours of work
Regular working hours shall not exceed the local national regulations and the employer shall provide at least one off in every seven day period. Overtime work shall be remunerated at a premium rate and always be voluntary by the employee. Deduction from wages as a disciplinary measure shall not be permitted.
7 – Freedom of Association & right to Collective bargaining
The employer shall give its employees at least the possibility to assemble and to bargain with them.
8 – Health and Safety
The employer shall provide a safe, clean and healthy working environment (including dormitory facilities when applicable) and shall take adequate steps to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of the course of work or the operation of the employer’s facilities. Clean bathrooms, access to clean drinking water and sanitary facilities for food storage shall be provided for the use by all personnel.
9 – Environmental Protection
The employer shall utilise natural resources as efficiently as possible, handle hazardous substance environmentally correct, and dispose waste and containers in an environmentally compatible manner.
10 – Management System
The employer shall implement the requirements of this standard, periodically review the operation of these requirements, and regularly communicate the contents of the standard to all personnel. Appropriate records to demonstrate conformance to the requirements of this standard shall be maintained. The employer shall make sure that the requirements of this standard are also implemented with its subcontractors.