OUR SOCIAL &
ENVIRONMENTAL OBLIGATIONS

At Vision, we are well aware of the social and environmental obligations we have to our suppliers, our customers, our staff and our planet. We take these responsibilities extremely seriously and have implemented a program of ongoing assessment of working practices, adapting our operations to meet the following commitments.

1. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

All manufacturing partners comply with local, social and ethical legislation and can arrange independent third party auditing to customers and end user standards.

2. ASSURANCE

All offices are run and staffed by local nationals who are professionally qualified and experienced to assure that all products meet the required Acceptance Quality Level (AQL) standard.

3. RELIABILITY

We can provide a structured service of scheduling and merchandising/stock control which can be integrated into provision of a full logistical service, culminating in the delivery of product to the doorstep of your choice, anywhere in the world.

4. STANDARDS

Our manufacturing partners also comply with all local environmental licencing and operational requirements and can facilitate external auditing when required.

5. FAIR DEALING

Our conduct has an impact on thousands of lives throughout global communities and that is why we factor fair dealing into everything we do. We’re committed to global fair trade.

VISION’S CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Environmental Management

Based on our Environmental Statement and, as holders of ISO 14001, we shall pursue our daily business interests under the following principles:

  • We will make efforts to recycle materials and conserve resources and energy at each stage of our products’ life cycles – from research, design, production and sales to services and disposal.
  • We will make every effort to minimise and find appropriate methods to dispose of waste and contaminants that are produced through the use of our products and in every stage of the life cycle of said products.
  • We focus on the importance of making efforts to preserve human health and the global environments and we will do our best to ensure that the company, as a whole, acts responsibly.
  • We will consider the influence that our corporate activities have on both the local environment and on society, and we endeavour to improve the social standing of the company.
  • We comply with all applicable environmental law and regulations in all of the jurisdictions in which we operate and we encourage suppliers within our supply chain to hold ISO 14001 accreditation, or as a minimum, to complete our supplier environmental questionnaire on an annual basis.

As a company, we understand the importance of recycling the packaging that is provided with any product you purchase from us. As such, we endeavour to provide information and advice relating to disposing of packaging in an environmentally responsible way.

For more information on effective recycling methods, please visit Comply Direct.

Community Involvement

Beyond job creation, we recognise the responsibility and constructively as a member of the communities in which we conduct business.

Through a broad range of community initiatives, charitable giving, foundation grants, and volunteerism, we endeavour to do our utmost to give back to society.

Commitment to Principles

We seek to communicate commitment to customers, suppliers and business partners and to the communities in which we live and work. Further, we expect that any party conducting business with us will, too, embrace these principles.

Our QSM (Quality System Management) Policy accredited to ISO 9001 binds these principles together.

Business Ethics and Compliance

Trust is a critical foundation of a successful and sustainable business. We have worked diligently to foster trusting relationships among our customers, suppliers and business partners.

We conduct business in an open, honest and ethical manner and follow the company’s code of ethics in all business practices. This includes upholding all laws in places where we do business.

Our Anti-Bribery Policy  illustrates our commitment to these principles.

Respect for the Individual

The relations we have with our employees, customers and business partners are guided by ‘Respect for the Individual’. This means that we value and respect the unique contributions of each and every person.

We are committed to ensuring that each person involved in the development, production, distribution, sale and/or service of our products is treated with dignity and respect and has the opportunity to provide a meaningful contribution to the company’s success.

Human Rights

The respect for human rights is an extension of our philosophy within ‘Respect for the Individual’. As part of our effort to conduct business in an ethical manner, we will not engage in business practices or activities that compromise fundamental human rights.

Working Conditions

Through our management systems and our Labour Standards Assurance Scheme (designed around the ETI base code, an internationally recognised code of labour practice), we ensure that the following principles are upheld:

  • Child Labour

We shall ensure that children, who do not reach the legal age for work in each respective country, are not hired.

  • Forced Labour

No form of human trafficking, forced, bonded or compulsory labour shall be used. Our Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement outlines our actions as a business to ensure this does not and will never take place within our supply chain.

  • Compensation and Working Hours

Wages, including overtime and benefits, shall comply with local law, including those relating to minimum wages, overtime hours and legally mandated benefits. Working hours shall comply with applicable local laws.

  • Harassment and Discrimination

Harassment and/or discrimination, in any form, is not acceptable.

  • Freedom of Association

We encourage open communication with management regarding working conditions without fear of reprisal, intimidation or harassment. We believe that maintaining an environment for dialogue, with open-minded and two-way communication, makes it possible to build to build a stronger relationship of mutual trust.

In accordance with local laws, we respect the right to associate freely, and join (or choose not to join) labour unions or workers’ councils.

  • Health & Safety

We will promote a safe and healthy working environment that meets or exceeds applicable standards for occupational safety and health.

 Diversity & Inclusion

We recognise that diversity and inclusion are critical to our business operations. Diversity in our workforce and supply base helps foster the kind of innovation, sensitivity and vitality that enables us to create products and technologies that make people’s lives better.

We embrace diversity across all levels of our business. Our Equal Opportunities Policy demonstrates our commitments to these principles.

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