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:
We shall ensure that children, who do not reach the legal age for work in each respective country, are not hired.
No form of human trafficking, forced, bonded or compulsory labour shall be used. Our Compliance Statement Slavery and Human Trafficking Act 2015 outlines our actions as a business to ensure this does not and will never take place within our supply chain. As part of Vision’s 2016 Compliance Report, and as our international supply chain is governed by our Labour Standards Policy, we aimed to map and look at our EEA supply chain for signs of modern slavery. Here are the results of the EEA Supplier Survey.
- 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.
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.
We will promote a safe and healthy working environment that meets or exceeds applicable standards for occupational safety and health.