Stone Paving Ethics

CED LTD are active members of the ETI

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies‚ trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers’ rights around the globe. Their vision is a world where all workers are free from exploitation and discrimination‚ and enjoy conditions of freedom‚ security and equity.

Global supply chains are highly complex and challenging for companies committed to trading ethically. Workers’ rights issues are often deep-rooted and widespread and are best tackled through collaborative action. Through our involvement with ETI we are able to harness the expertise‚ skills and resources of their alliance members to identify these issues and help develop innovative‚ long-lasting solutions. Our measure of success is that workers can negotiate effectively for a better working life where their rights are respected.

We insist that all suppliers in our supply chain sign up to the Ethical Base Code of labour practice. This Base Code has been drawn up by The Ethical Trading Initiative and is based on the labour standards set by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Some of the main criteria of the Ethical Base Code are as follows:

  • There is no forced or bonded labour.
  • Workers are free to leave their employers after reasonable notice.
  • Workers are able to form and join trade unions and bargain collectively.
  • Working conditions must be safe and hygienic.
  • Regular and documented health and safety training and procedures.
  • There shall be no use or recruitment of “child labour”.
  • Living wages are paid.
  • Working hours are not excessive.
  • No discrimination is practised.
  • Regular employment is provided.
  • No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed.

To find out more about the work of the ETI and to view a copy of the Base Code please visit their website – www.ethicaltrade.org

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