ETHICAL TRADING POLICY

Updated 30/10/2020


ShieldWear Limited is dedicated to trading relations which are ethically feasible. We will only operate with manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors who comply with our ethical trading policy. We will appraise these suppliers against the following standards.

This policy sets out the minimum labour standards that we expect our suppliers to comply with:

We are therefore able to guarantee that we trade according to the following Ethical Trading criteria:

  1. All employment is freely chosen
  2. Working conditions are safe and hygienic
  3. Child labour is not used
  4. Wages are fair and comparable to industry standard and will always exceed the minimum wage
  5. Deductions from wages as a disciplinary measure shall not be permitted
  6. Working hours are not excessive
  7. No discrimination is practised
  8. Regular employment is provided for those who are employed on a permanent contract
  9. No harsh, cruel or degrading treatment or practices are allowed
  10. No bribery, corruption, blackmailing, or bullying is permitted
  11. Third Party Suppliers and buyers are both free to sell and buy from any number of other businesses

This statement is made in relation to the UK Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) and constitutes ShieldWear’s ethical trading policy to date.

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Jayne Lawson

Chief Executive Officer

30th October 2020