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SOCIAL COMPLIANCE

Value Added Promotions requires strict compliance with this commonly accepted Code of Conduct from all of our suppliers, manufacturers, subcontractors and other production facilities.

Value Added Promotions believes that by insisting on compliance, it will allow us to offer safe products, produced in a safe environment, while complying with all applicable national, local and international laws and regulations.

Child Labour

  • Value Added Promotions is committed to conducting all of our business activities with integrity, social responsibility and in compliance with all legal and ethical standards of each of the countries we conduct business in. All employees must meet the country’s minimum age requirement to act as labour.
  • All factories that conduct business with Value Added promotions must maintain official records that verify the employee’s date of birth and date of employment. This documentation must be available for inspection at any time. Value Added promotions absolutely forbids the use of child labour as defined by ILO and United Nations Conventions or by the national law of the country where the work is being performed forced Labour.
  • Value Added promotions prohibits the use of prison or forced labour in the manufacturing of our products. This policy extends to all other third

Wages, Hours and Benefits

  • Our manufacturers and their associated suppliers must comply with all laws regulating wages, working hours, overtime
    and employee benefits for the particular country in which they
  • All workers must be paid at least the national minimum wage.

Prohibition of Discriminatory Practices

  • Workers will not experience discrimination in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination or
    retirement based on gender, age, religion, race, social background, disability, ethnic and national origin, political
    affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristics.

Health and Safety

  • The workplace must be a safe and healthy environment based on the recognised international standards, local laws
    and regulations.
  • The factory and all work areas must be well lighted and ventilated.
  • The workplace must have sufficient operational and inspected fire extinguishers, and people trained to operate them.
  • The workplace must also have functioning fire alarms.
  • All work areas must have clearly marked exits. These exits must remain unlocked and accessible during all working hours.
  • All doors, aisles, exits, stairwells and traffic areas are to be kept clear and accessible for easy evacuation.
  • All equipment must be maintained in good operating condition and up to code.
  • All factories must provide a well-stocked first-aid kit in each work area.

Environment Issues

  • All factories must abide by all local and national environmental laws.
  • The factory must have in place policies and procedures for waste management, handling and disposal of chemicals and
    other dangerous materials. All emissions and effluent treatments must meet or exceed minimum legal and regulatory
    requirements.
  • Value Added promotions insists our vendors and their associated suppliers share our commitment to a clean and safe
    environment.
  • Value Added promotions reserves the right to either conduct its own inspections or have an appointed third party
    organisation conduct inspections of Value Added promotions supplier’s factories, workplace environments, employment practices, records, and facilities at any time to ensure they are operating at a level meeting or exceeding Value Added promotions ‘s high standards