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MACVAD places the utmost importance on ethical sourcing. We have a team strictly focused on our ethical sourcing procedures and actively participate in the ethical and social compliance programs of our customers. We are members of SEDEX and fully endorse The Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code. Here at MACVAD, we are proud to assume responsibility and strive to improve the working and living conditions of workers in all countries in which we do business.

We at MACVAD expect our suppliers to ensure that the following Code of Conduct is in effect:

Child Labour

Workers present at a facility, whether office or factory, can not be younger than the legal, minimum working age in the host country.

Wages and Benefits

Workers must be paid wages and benefits. These wages and benefits, at a minimum, must comply with applicable laws and match current wages for the prevailing local industry.

Forced Labour and Discrimination

Forced or compulsory labour, as well as corporal punishment, shall not be tolerated. Employment should be based on the ability to perform the job, and workers should not be discriminated against on the basis of their race, creed, politics, personal characteristics, or personal beliefs. Workers must be provided the ability to take leave without unreasonable restrictions from management.

Employment and Record Keeping

A personnel file for each worker must be maintained and should include age identification documents and a signed employment agreement. Either a working time clock or an equivalent system must be utilized to record hours worked. Workers should have at least one day off in seven, and overtime hours must not exceed 32 hours in a six day work week.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of workers should be a priority. Buildings must be regularly assessed and must meet the requirements of local laws. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be provided and used where applicable.


Our business partners should share our concern for the environment, and adhere to all local and national laws regarding the protection and preservation of our environment.

Intellectual Property

Business partners must respect the significance of and support the protector of a company's secrets, patents, trademarks, and copyrighted notes.

Ethical Practices

Where not already explicitly stated it is a requirement that all parties adhere to all local and national laws.