To give our customers the best possible all round value we do outsource certain elements of our business. However, we have a very responsible approach to this function. Business is something done by people, for people, and everyone in our supply chain must remember this. Our customers are very important to us, but so also are our own people. At Tolley Badges we look after our employees, to the best of our ability, and we expect our suppliers to do the same for their employees. Bad suppliers will reflect adversely on our business and that of our customers.
Tolley Badges Ltd. conducts its business in an ethical manner. We are concerned about human rights. We expect our business partners to share our ethical concerns. We use the following standards in the selection of our business partners and expect compliance with these standards by our business partners, including all manufacturers, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers utilised in the manufacture and finishing of products that are ordered by Tolley Badges. Our major suppliers must sign up to these conditions, before doing business with us.
Safe and Healthy Place of Work
We seek business partners who provide a safe and healthy place of work that complies with all local laws. Business partners who provide residential facilities for their employees must also provide safe and healthy residential facilities in compliance with local laws.
No Forced or Compulsory Labour
We will not knowingly work with business partners who use forced labour in the manufacture of products.
Fair Disciplinary Practices
We will not knowingly work with business partners who utilise physical or mental punishment against their employees.
Whilst we respect cultural differences, we believe employees should be recruited based on their ability only, rather than race, gender, religion, political persuasion or personal characteristics. We encourage our business partners to eliminate discrimination from their places of work.
Reasonable Working Hours and Overtime
We seek business partners that do not require a working week which exceeds local laws or business practices, and encourage our business partners not to require more than a 60 hour working week on a regular basis. Except for compensated overtime in compliance with local laws.
We seek business partners that provide wages and benefits in compliance with local laws, and encourage our business partners to commit to the continuous improvement of wage and benefit levels that address the basic needs of their employees and their dependants.
No Child Labour
We will not knowingly work with business partners who utilise child labour, we define child labour as being below the local minimum working age or the age of 14, whichever is greater. We can make exceptions for legitimate apprenticeship programs.
Country of Origin
We will not knowingly work with business partners who use deceptive practices to deliberately misrepresent country of origin in order to evade quota or other import restrictions or duties on any products that will be purchased by Tolley Badges Ltd.
Freedom of Association and the Right to Collective Bargaining are Respected.
- Workers, without distinction, have the right to join or form trade unions of their own choosing and to bargain collectively.
- 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.