Our Social Compliance Policy aims to improve both our social and environmental impact in the communities that we do business with throughout the world. Our policy applies to all facilities that provide services to 7 Con or any of its divisions, or affiliates. While 7 Con recognizes that there are different legal and cultural environments in which companies operate throughout the world. 7 Con Social Compliance Policy sets forth the basic requirements to be met in order to do business with us. Accordingly, it is the responsibility of all 7 Con business partners, suppliers, agents, and designated third parties to act in accordance with the 7 Con Code of Conduct. 7 Con strongly encourages contractors, agents, and suppliers to exceed the Code of Conduct requirements and to promote best practices and continuous improvement throughout all of their factories. Our goal is to use the Code of Conduct and audit results as an integral part of our supply chain strategy, influencing how we rate, select and build vendor partnerships now and in the future.
At 7 con, our approach is to work closely with our clients/customers designing a customised agenda to achieve the highest quality and satisfaction. We stand behind every commitment made to exceed expectations in providing world class products and services.
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In 7 con, we believe that our success is built on a foundation of personal and professional integrity. We understand the challenge of ensuring high social, ethical and environmental standards within our business and are committed to working collaboratively with our suppliers to ensure that that these standards are continually improving. In order to achieve this, 7 con has developed this Social Compliance policy based on the internationally acknowledged ETI base code. This Policy defines 7 con's minimum standards, along with the basic principles we expect from all our Suppliers and Contractors. We are committed to ensuring that the standards outlined in the policy are effectively implemented, measured and monitored throughout our global supply chain and we require the support of our suppliers to achieve this goal.
7 con's management define this policy as relevant to the organisation itself, its contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and other parties engaged through the chain.
Business Partners (including but not limited to agents, vendors, manufacturers, factories, suppliers, and subcontractors) must comply fully with all legal requirements relevant to the conduct of their businesses. This policy communicates our values and expectations and emphasises the importance of responsible workplace policies and practices, which generally comply, at a minimum, with applicable occupational H&S, environmental and labour laws and regulations. The standards outlined below reflect the values we uphold in our own policies, and we expect our suppliers to follow these standards and requirements:
2.1 Employment is freely chosen There is no forced, bonded, indentured or involuntary prison labour. Employees are not required to pay fees or lodge "deposits" or original identity papers with their employer and are free to leave their employer after reasonable notice.
2.2 Working Conditions
A safe and hygienic working environment is and continued to 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, associated with, or occurring in the course of work, by minimising, so far as is reasonably practicable, the causes of hazards inherent in the working environment. Applicable occupational Health and Safety regulations are adhered to, and a working environment which is safe and conducive to good health shall be provided. Employees shall receive regular and recorded health and safety training and such training shall be repeated for new or reassigned employees. Access to clean toilet facilities, potable water and sanitary facilities for food storage shall be provided.
2.3 Child Labour - 7 Con does not engage in or support the use of child labour. Suppliers and Contractors must not recruit child labour.
2.5 Fair wages are paid Wages and benefits paid for a standard working week meet, at a minimum, national legal standards or industry benchmark standards. All employees shall be provided with written and understandable information about their employment conditions in respect to wages before they enter employment and about the particulars of their wages for the pay period concerned each time that they are paid. Wages shall be paid directly to the employees, at the agreed intervals and in full. Deductions from wages as a disciplinary measure shall not be permitted nor shall any deductions from wages not provided for by national law be permitted without the expressed permission of the worker concerned. All disciplinary measures should be recorded.
2.6 Working Hours - Working hours comply with national laws and benchmark industry standards, whichever affords greater protection. Comply with applicable hour and benefits laws relative to the industry and/or local labour market.
2.7 No Discrimination is Practised Suppliers and Contractors must comply fully with local laws regarding equality of employment opportunities. There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, nationality, origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation.
2.8 Regular Employment is provided to every extent possible work performed must be on the basis of recognised employment relationship established through national law and practice. Obligations to employees under labour or social security laws and regulations arising from the regular employment relationship shall not be avoided through the use of labour-only contracting, subcontracting, or home-working arrangements, or through apprenticeship schemes where there is no real intent to impart skills or provide regular employment, nor shall any such obligations be avoided through the excessive use of fixed-term contracts of employment.
2.9 No Harsh or Inhumane Treatment is Allowed: Physical abuse or discipline, the threat of physical abuse, sexual or other harassment and verbal abuse or other forms of intimidation shall be prohibited. All disciplinary actions must be recorded and be fair, proportionate and fully compliant with local laws. Suppliers and contractors will ensure access to confidential means of reporting inhumane treatment and workplace grievances.
2.10 Protect the Environment - Conduct business in compliance with all applicable environmental laws, rules and regulations. Waste is minimised and items recycled wherever this is practicable. Effective controls of waste in respect of ground, air and water pollution are adopted. In the case of hazardous materials, emergency response plans are in place. In respect of packaging and paper, undue and unnecessary use of materials is avoided, and recycled materials are used whenever appropriate In respect of energy use, all production and delivery processes, including the use of heating, ventilation, lighting, IT systems and transportation, are based on the need to maximise efficient energy use and to minimise harmful emissions.
2.11 Business Integrity - Strive to provide a workplace free of bribery and corruption by complying with all applicable laws relating to bribery, money laundering and/or corruption as well as prohibiting the exchange of money or anything else of value to or from anyone, including government officials, to influence actions or obtain an improper advantage.
7 Con is committed not only to comply with this Policy within its own business, but to working collaboratively with its Suppliers and Contractors to drive compliance of the same. We will support our Suppliers and Contractors in achieving this objective and will abide by the following principles in order to drive this improvement in ethical performance.
7 Con is Commits To:-
The Company commits to periodically review this policy in order to continually improve, taking into consideration changes in legislation, and any other requirements to which the Company subscribes, and in order to ensure the adequacy, suitability and continuing effectiveness of the policy. Specifically, the policy will be routinely reviewed at the Company's Management Review Meetings and will be integrated into its QMS.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss our supplier social responsibility requirements in more details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or please visit our website at www.7 con.com The section below to be signed by the supplier/contractor and a copy of this page to be returned to 7 Con Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Responsibility Chart: Social Compliance Policy
At 7 Con we have established and laid down well defined procedure for the purpose of evaluation and selection of sub-contractors / suppliers / vendors. The focus of the procedure remains on performance of the suppliers / sub-contractors / vendors towards their background and the present set-up for ensuring compliance with our social compliance policy. Special attention is given to see if there is any risk of human trafficking or slavery in the functioning of the sub-contractors / suppliers / vendors. The procedure involves following steps: