Stevenson's policy is to purchase goods and services that have been produced and supplied by workers who have been treated in a fair and legal manner without exploitation.
The laws of the land in the country that our goods and services originate from are the absolute minimum expectation and often we find our demands to be higher than the legal requirement.
We will also seek to source goods and services with the least negative impact on the environment.
Factories supplying Stevensons, whether directly or indirectly, shall be available for inspection at any time.
Below is a list of the key policies adopted by THE STEVENSON GROUP. They will be updated as and when they change.
Labour standards are based on the convention of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
No forced, indentured or prison labour is used.
Any worker shall not be forced to remain in employment for any period of time against their will.
A safe and hygienic working environment must be provided with all steps taken to minimise any risk of accident or hazard to health.
An employee of the factory must be assigned responsibility or Health & Safety and all workers shall receive regular training.
Access must be provided for toilet fascilities and portable water. Any accommodation where provided shall be clean and safe.
Wages, at a minimum, must meet the national legal standards or a level that provides a standard of living to meet basic needs, whichever is the higher.
Workers shall be employed on the basis of their ability to do the job, not on the basis of their personal characteristics or beliefs.
Workers will be hired on their ability to do the job without regards to race, caste, colour, gender, nationality, religion, age, maternity or marital status.
All disciplinary measures will be recorded.
There shall be no employment of child labour.
Workers must meet the applicable minimum legal age requirement or be at least 16 years of age, whichever is the greater.
All policies and procedures must follow ILO standards.
Working hours shall comply with national laws, but shall not exceed on a regular basis more than 48 hours per week with at least one day off.
Any overtime shall be voluntary and not demanded.
No deductions of wages may occur by way of a disciplinary measure.
Workers shall be treated with respect and dignity and not treated punitively or inhumanly.
Physical or physiological force must not be used.
Factories must comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.
Factories must strive to reduce their carbon footprint through the use of renewable energy's and focus on reducing their negative impact on the environment.