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Pavestone Ethical Policy

 

Ethical Trading Policy

Pavestone is committed to ensuring that the working terms and conditions of the employees in the companies that supply Pavestone meet or exceed the standards set by the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI).
 
  • 211 million of the world's children under 15 (one in five) works full or part-time.
     
  • At least 20 million people are affected by bonded labour.
     
  • One in four people in the world live on less than one dollar a day.


By adopting the ETI Base Code, Pavestone participates in the process of establishing standards of working practice, in order to provide an improving quality of life for those employed in the quarrying and processing of our natural stone.
 

The ETI Base Code

1. Employment should be freely chosen with no forced, bonded or involuntary labour.

2. Workers have the right to join or form trade unions of their own choosing and to bargain collectively.

3. A safe and healthy working environment shall be provided.

4. Child labour shall not be used.

5. Wages should always be enough to meet basic needs and to provide some discretionary income.

6. Working hours are not excessive and comply with national laws and benchmark industry standards.

7. Workers should be treated equally regardless of race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital
status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation.

8. Regular employment for individuals should be provided where work is ongoing.

9. No harsh or inhumane treatment of workers. Physical abuse (or threat of), sexual or other harassment including
verbal abuse or intimidation shall be prohibited.

For further information on the Ethical Trading Initiative and the Base Code please visit: www.ethicaltrade.org

 

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