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ETHICAL SOURCING POLICY

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 both amfori (BSCI & BEPI) and SEDEX and we 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:

Transparency

Manufacturers are to provide MACVAD and any nominated auditors access to the site, employees and accurate true records whenever requested.

Production must take place at the nominated site with no sub-contracting permitted.

Bribery, threats, harassment or threats to employees, MACVAD, auditors or customers will never be tolerated.

Child Labour

Workers present at a facility, whether office or factory, cannot 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, must be paid timely and at a minimum, comply with applicable laws and match current wages for the prevailing local industry.

Forced/Bonded Labour and Discrimination

Forced, Bonded 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 because of race, creed, politics, personal characteristics, or personal beliefs.

Workers must be provided the ability to take leave without unreasonable restrictions from management.

Workers should not be required to lodge identity papers or ‘deposits’ with the employer.

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 and machinery must be regularly assessed and must meet the requirements of local laws.

Safety systems, including machinery safety guards must be regularly assessed and maintained.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be provided and used where applicable.

Environment

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

Authorised providers must be used for the legal disposal of waste materials including wastewater, sludge and chemicals

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.