By registering for membership on our platform, Members agree to abide by and require your suppliers to comply with the Sourcing.Eco Code of Conduct and the applicable laws and regulations of the countries in which you do business.
Code of Conduct for Sourcing.eco Members
1. Environmental protection
Our members must minimize their impact on the environment, especially in terms of energy, water, air, soil and materials. The environmentally responsible acquisition and use of natural resources (energy, water, materials and land) must be an integral part of production.
2. Health and safety
The Member shall provide a safe and healthy workplace in accordance with all applicable laws relating to working conditions, including health and safety, sanitation, fire safety, risk protection, and electrical, mechanical and structural safety. In addition, the competitor must comply with all applicable laws regarding working conditions, including health and safety, sanitation, fire safety, risk protection, and electrical, mechanical and structural safety.
3. Prohibition of child labor
No one can be hired if they do not meet the minimum age required by applicable local laws. Notwithstanding the above, no one under 15 years old (or 14 years old if applicable law makes an exception) cannot be hired.
4. Ban on forced labor
All participants must ensure that they comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding the prohibition of forced labor and human trafficking. Any forced labor, including prison labor or debt work, is prohibited throughout the supply chain. All employees have the right to freely find employment and stop working.
All members ensure that workers are compensated at least equal to the legal minimum wage or local industry standard, whichever is higher. Members must comply with and enforce legal requirements for fair wages and compensation throughout the supply chain. Workers are entitled to all benefits required by law or local industry standards, including overtime compensation and paid leave. Employees (at least monthly) are provided with a comprehensible payroll showing hours worked, hours worked or wages per day, overtime for each specific rate, allowances and bonuses, and any applicable deductions.
6. Working hours
Our members comply and enforce throughout the supply chain all applicable laws, regulations and industry standards with respect to working hours, public holidays and annual leave. Except in exceptional business circumstances, normal working hours per week must not exceed 48 hours and total overtime per week must not exceed 12 hours. If the maximum working hours permitted by applicable law are less, the shorter working hours will apply. Employees must have at least one day off per week.
7. Prohibition of harassment
No employee should be subjected to any physical or psychological act of coercion or punishment. Members do not tolerate or tolerate physical or psychological coercion or violence of any kind, including threats, yelling, sexual harassment or other verbal abuse.
8. Prohibition of discrimination
Workers are treated the same. No employee should be subject to any discrimination in employment, including recruitment, compensation, promotion, discipline, termination or retirement. The prohibition of discrimination includes any distinction, exclusion or preference based on race, color, nationality, social origin, sex, religion, disability, political opinion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, membership in workers' organizations (including trade unions or political affiliation) , or age.
9. Freedom of association
All employees are free to join and form legal organizations and associations of their choice. Where freedom of association or the right to collective bargaining is restricted by law or subject to any restrictions, workers are free to develop parallel means of independent and free association and collective bargaining. The member must recognize and respect the rights of workers to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
No form of extortion or bribery, including inappropriate offers of payment to persons performing work for suppliers, customers or other contracting parties, government entities, is prohibited. We condemn any form of corruption and bribery.