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Social Responsibility

The School Uniform Specialists are very mindful of their social responsibilities and consider this area to be very important. We want to be socially responsible and not just appear to be.

We will only work with suppliers who adhere to the following principles:

Laws and Workplace

Manufacturers will comply with laws and regulations in all locations where they conduct business

Prohibition of Forced Labour

Manufacturers will not use involuntary or forced labour – indentured bonded or otherwise

Prohibition of child labour

Manufacturers will not hire any employee under the age of 14 or under the age interfering with compulsory schooling, or under the minimum age established by law, whichever is greater

Prohibition of Harassment or abuse

Manufacturers will provide a work environment free of harassment, abuse or corporal punishment in any form

Compensation and benefits

Manufacturers will pay at least the minimum total compensation required by local law including all mandated wages, allowances and benefits

Hours of Work

Manufacturers will assure that hours worked each day and days worked each week shall not exceed the legal limitation sof each country in which apparel is produced. At least one day off in seven will be provided unless urgent business needs justify otherwise.

Prohibition of discrimination

Manufacturers will employ, pay, promote and terminate workers on the basis of their ability to do the job rather than on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs

Health and Safety

Manufacturers to provide a safe and healthy work environment. Where residential housing is provided for workers, apparel manufacturers will provide safe and healthy housing.

Freedom of Association and Collective bargaining

Manufacturers to recognise and respect the right of employees to exercise their lawful rights of free association and collective bargaining

Environment

Manufacturers will comply with environmental rules, regulations and standards applicable to their operations and will observe environmentally conscious practices in all locations where they operate

Customs Compliance

Manufacturers will comply with applicable customs law and in particular will establish and maintain programmes to comply with customs laws regarding illegal transhipment of apparel products

Drug interdiction

Manufacturers will cooperate with local, national and foreign customs and drug enforcement agencies to guard against illegal shipments of drugs

 

The School Uniform Specialists is a trading name of Kingfisher Leisurewear Ltd.

Kingfisher Leisurewear Ltd is both ISO 14001 Environmental Management and ISO 9001 Quality Management certified by BSI under certificate numbers EMS 548983 and FS 548982. 

 

    

 

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