Corporate Social Responsibility
Our Health and Safety Committee that has been certified under provincial legislation. The Health and Safety Committee meets on a regular basis and has developed appropriate plans of action in the event of medical, personal, or safety emergencies. Also, our Director of Human Resources regularly attends seminars and receives government issued publications related to relevant labour, environmental, and human resource issues. Our executive team and account management team regularly attend industry sponsored conferences related to product safety and regulations.
We sometimes outsources its manufacturing of our brands. We rely on our manufacturing partners and recognize that from time to time the actions of our suppliers are attributed to us. Therefore, we impose high standards on our suppliers and ensure compliance with both our ISO 9001:2008 quality standards and with the code of conduct we prescribe for our vendor partners. Any breach of the standards will result in immediate termination of our relationship with the supplier. This code of conduct stipulates the following:
Working Hours. Manufacturers must ensure that all of their employees, Laborers’, agents, and contractors working on behalf of us do so in Compliance with all applicable laws and in accordance with published industry Standards pertaining to the number of hours and days worked.
Child Labour. The use of child labors by manufacturers is strictly prohibited. Manufacturers are absolutely forbidden using workers under the legal age of employment for the type of work in the country where the manufacturer produces products.
Prison or Forced Labour. The use of prison or forced labour by a manufacturer is absolutely forbidden. The use of labour under any form of indentured servitude is forbidden, as is the use of physical punishment, confinement, threats of violence or other forms of physical, sexual, psychological, or verbal harassment.
Obligation to Comply with Applicable Laws, Regulations and Standards. All business activities of our suppliers shall comply with and conform to all applicable international, national, state, provincial and local laws.