The Bradley Collection Ethical Trade & Human Rights Policy sets out the standards of fair business practices required within our own business operations and from our suppliers around the world.

The Policy stipulates our requirements which include supporting all international norms and codes regarding human rights, including upholding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Our Ethical Trading requirements are based on the principles of the ETI Base Code and we expect all our suppliers to be guided by these principles and have processes informed by the ETI Base Code in place throughout their supply chain.

We commit to upholding this Policy and expect all suppliers to understand, embrace and abide by our Ethical Trading & Human Rights Policy.

 

1.0 ETI Base Code Principles:

 

1.1 Employment is freely chosen

We and our suppliers will employ all staff of their own free will with no employee being subject to forced or bonded labour.


1.2 Freedom of Association and the right to collective bargaining are respected

We and our Suppliers will respect the right of employees to associate freely and for these groups to negotiate working environments, wages and other matters with their employer.


1.3 Working conditions are safe and hygienic

We and our suppliers will provide safe and healthy working environments for our employees. A link to our Health & Safety Policy may be found here.


1.4 Child labour shall not be used

We and our suppliers shall not employ people full time under the age of 16. Young people may be employed on a part time basis only between the ages of 13 and 16, where this employment has a positive impact on their development and does not adversely affect their health and personal development or interfere with their schooling.


1.5 Living wages are paid

We and our suppliers will pay employees at least the statutory minimum wage and shall not unreasonably reduce wages.


1.6 Working hours are not excessive

We and our suppliers will ensure that employees’ working hours and use of leave entitlements are appropriately monitored so as not to infringe upon any statutory regulations.


1.7 No discrimination is practised

We and our suppliers will strive to ensure equal opportunities in the workplace and shall not engage in discrimination with regard to recruitment and employment practices.


1.8 Regular employment is provided

We and our suppliers will provide employment on the basis of a recognised employment relationship established through national law and practice. Furthermore any employment obligations shall not be avoided through the excessive use of labour only contracting, sub-contracting, apprenticeship schemes or fixed term contracts of employment.


1.9 No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed

We and our suppliers will respect employees’ human rights and will not tolerate abuse, violence or any form of harassment.

 

COMPLAINT, Grievance and remediation

Should a breach of the ETI Base code or a human rights violation be identified, we will work with all parties involved to seek access to remedy, compensation and justice for the victim. We’ll also investigate the root cause so that we can take appropriate steps to prevent such a violation reoccurring.

All staff are invited to contact any of the directors of the company with any complaint or grievance or to report a potential violation of the ETI base code. Any staff wishing to remain anonymous are invited to use the feedback box located in the compressor room. Our full disciplinary procedures including mechanisms to allow anonymous reporting can be found in our Employee Handbook. Copies of this may be provided on request.

 

ANTI-BRIBERY

The company conducts its business in an honest and ethical manner, taking a zero- tolerance approach to bribery and corruption. We are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships wherever we operate and implementing and enforcing effective systems to counter bribery.

We will uphold all laws relevant to countering bribery and corruption in all the jurisdictions in which we operate. However, we remain bound by the laws of the UK, including the Bribery Act 2010, in respect of our conduct both at home and abroad. A link to our full Anti-Bribery Policy may be found here.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

The company is committed to minimising its environmental impact and expects its suppliers to pursue policies aimed at minimising carbon footprint. A link to our Environmental Policy may be found here.

 

Implementation

Jonathan Hawley is responsible for our Ethical Trade & Human Rights Policy. The policy will be reviewed on an annual basis. This Policy is accessible to our staff via staff noticeboards or on request and to other interested parties via our website  www.bradleycollection.com.

 

Jonathan Hawley

Director

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