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Ethical Trading Policy

At Craig & Parsons we strongly believe in ethical principles and are committed to the continuous improvement of ethical performance in our supply chain and are members of SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange).  We are proud to guarantee that we trade according to the following Ethical Trading criteria:

  • Employment is freely chosen, and Craig and Parsons do not discriminate on either gender, age or race. We aim to have a diverse workforce by employing the most suited individuals for the role.
  • All staff are entitled to belong to trade unions and collective bargaining is respected, to the extent permitted by local law
  • Working conditions are safe and hygienic as per the Health and Safety Policy QMS P22.
  • Craig and Parsons are committed to preventing child labour in our corporate activities as we are aware that no-one under the age of 16 can work full time. We aim to ensure, as far as we are able, that our supply chains are free from child labour.
  • Forced Labour is not permitted at Craig and Parsons. Staff have been trained in how to be aware of the signs of human trafficking and forced labour in the Modern Slavery Policy QMS P33.
  • Wages are fair and comparable to other manufacturers and exceed the National Living Wage/National Minimum Wage.
  • Deductions from wages as a disciplinary measure shall not be permitted
  • Working hours are not excessive. Staff can opt out of working an average of more than 48 hours a week by giving 3 months’ notice. Statements have been signed by all staff to this effect and are held on file.  Craig and Parsons acknowledge that no member of staff ever exceeds 60 hours a week.
  • All staff are issued with permanent 12-month contracts on induction.
  • No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed. Staff are encouraged to inform a colleague or line manager as laid out in the Whistleblowing Policy QMS P3
  • All Craig and Parsons employees are supported to make decisions in line with our values of acting professionally, fairly and with integrity. All staff have been trained in the Whistleblowing Policy – QMS P32.

The Managing Director has the overall and final responsibility for the Ethical Trading Policy and is responsible for the co-ordination, implementation and monitoring of the policy throughout the company.

Management throughout the organisation are responsible for the communication of the policy and promoting active participation at all levels, whilst ensuring that activities under their control conform to the legal requirements and that good quality standards are achieved and maintained.

Employees have the responsibility to actively support the company to ensure the effective implementation and maintenance of the policy.

This policy is communicated throughout the company and to all interested parties.

This policy is reviewed periodically to ensure its appropriateness and our continued success.

Updated: November 2019

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