“The Baltra Ethical Trade Policy sets out the standards of fair business practices and expects all suppliers and clients to understand, embrace and abide by this policy”
We recognise the responsibility that we share with our suppliers to source products in an ethical manner. We want our clients to be confident that the people who make our products are treated fairly, are not exploited and are not exposed to unsafe working conditions. Our Ethical Trading Policy is a core element of our commitment to buy and sell our products responsibly.
We will monitor contractors compliance with this policy to support the risk management, continuous improvement and capacity building, including the requirement for contractors to provide reasonable information as evidence of compliance to our policy. We seek to develop long-term relationships with our clients and suppliers who share our ethical standards. These relationships are based on the principle of fair, open and honest dealings at all times. Only contractors that share our standards and can demonstrate compliance will be considered appropriate to trade with the Baltra Ltd.
Relations with Clients
The basis of our solid and profitable trade relations are equality, honesty and mutual respect for our clients. We put all our efforts to deliver the products which are in conformity with expactations and orders. We don’t accept any other trading methods except the legal ones. Corruption of any kind is inadmissible.
Relations with Suppliers
During the selection of our suppliers we don’t take only into our consideration the things like: quality, safety and price but also the compliance of our suppliers with our trading standards. We treat our suppliers as partners to co-create the success of our company in the market.
We will strive to be open and honest when we work with others and ensure reporting is fair and transparent.
There is no forced, bonded or involuntary prison labour. Workers are not required to lodge monetary deposits or their identity papers and are free to leave their employment after reasonable notice
Freedom of association
Workers have the right to join or form trade unions of their own choosing and to bargain collectively. We adopt an open attitude towards the activities of trade unions and their organisational activities. Workers’ representatives are not discriminated against and have access to carry out their representative functions in the work place.
A safe and hygienic working environment shall be provided, bearing in mind the prevailing knowledge of the industry and of any specific hazards. Adequate steps shall be taken to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of work, by minimising the causes of hazards inherent in the working environments. Workers shall receive regular and recorded health and safety training. Workers are provided with access to clean toilet facilities and to potable water, and, if appropriate sanitary facilities for food storage shall be provided.
There shall be no use of child labour. Child Labour shall conform to the provisions of the relevant International Labour Organisation Standards
There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation.
No harsh or inhumane treatment
Contractors provide a workplace in which any form of harassment is unacceptable. Examples include physical abuse or discipline, the threat of physical abuse, sexual or other harassment and verbal abuse or other forms of intimidations.