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A sustainable range of duvets & pillows, bedlinen and towels.
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Labour Standards Assurance Policy
Gailarde Ltd are manufactures and supplies of a wide range of Bedding, curtains, pillows, duvets and associated items throughout the UK
As a company, the senior management is fully informed of the need for a Labour Standards Assurance Policy and the obligation to our employees, customer, and the communities with in the sector we operate.
This document outlines our policy in relation to labour standards and has been approved by our Directors and Managing Director.
Scope of the Policy
Gailarde Ltd’s policy ensures that it meets it obligations and commitments and implements this policy in line with EU law as a small medium enterprise.
Policy Review and Improvements
We will review this policy periodically in line with LSAS policy and legislation changes. We will annually review the policy routinely at the company review meeting as part our annual Quality management review.
Minimum Labour Standard
Gailarde Ltd has identified the following reasons to establish a comprehensive system of Minimum Labour Standards to guide its business operations.
1. Ethical Responsibilities – we accept our obligation to our employees, customers and suppliers with in the sector we work to operate in an ethical manner.
2. Risk of Supply – we have identified that labour standards abuses in supply chain can pose a risk of supply. Any supply chain partners who commit abuses face legal enforcement action which could damage business and prevent them in their ability to supply. Gailarde Ltd will annually review their partners and their diligence within the supply chain.
3. Damage to the company’s reputation due to adverse publicity – discovery of labour standards abuse presents a reputation and structural risk. (1) Turnover – customers choose to purchase supplies and services from other sources. (2) Staff retention and recruitment may be affected, as people choose not to work for a company associated with any labour standards abuses. This could also lead to low morale in the work place and staff leaving not wanting to be associated with the company. (3) Loss of trust with customers and suppliers within the wider society.
4. Quality of Goods and services – we recognise that there is typically a link between labour standards and poor quality of goods and services. It is in the interest of DMI to ensure that its suppliers reach the minimum labour standards always. As a company we hold ISO9001 which ensures the company complies with a high quality of service and goods.
To help it identify a set of minimum labour standards, Gailarde have particularly referred to the following resources:
Social Accountability International SA8000
UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Minimum Labour Standards in the both the UK and Internationally
1. Child Labour – Gailarde does not engage in or support the use of child labour. If we engage any Work Experience students we will ensure that a suitable risk assessment is carried out, and that any young person is not exposed to any dangerous conditions, or not work more than an 8-hour day. Internationally all Gailarde suppliers should not engage in the use of child labour and should comply with the minimum legal working age and minimum working hours within those specific countries.
2. Forced or Compulsory Labour – Gailarde shall not engage in or support the use of forced or compulsory labour, or bonded or involuntary prison labour. Employees are free to leave upon reasonable notice as outlined in their contract of employment. International supplier should not engage in any forced or compulsory labour and employees are free to leave upon reasonable notice this is in accordance with the countries laws on this.
3. Health & Safety – Gailarde shall provide a safe and healthy workplace environment and shall take effective steps to prevent potential accidents and injury to employee’s health by minimising the risk to its employees. All employees will receive safety and job training during their employment which will be reviewed annually. Employees will have access to clean toilet facilities and drinking water. The health and safety responsibilities of Gailarde have been assigned to the Managing Director. Internationally health and safety will be monitored by our suppliers having internal Audits annually. Suppliers health and safety standards should meet the basic legal requirements; all employees should have access to clean and sanitary facilities and be aware of health and safety procedures within the workplace.
4. Freedom of Association – the freedom of association is respected and DMI will comply with UK and International labour relations legislation in regards to this.
5. Discrimination – Gailarde will not engage or support any form of discrimination in its employing of staff, salary, training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race or nationality or social origin, caste, religion, gender, sexual preference, political affiliations, age or other circumstance that could be classed as discrimination. These also apply to our international suppliers who should comply with Gailarde’s policies on discrimination. These policies are clearly stated in our equal opportunities policy, which is given to all new employees as part of their induction, as well as being sent to all our current suppliers annually.
6. Disciplinary Practices – Gailarde will treat all employees with dignity and respect. We shall not or tolerate the use of corporal punishment, mental or physical bullying or verbal abuse of personnel. No cruel or inhumane treatment is allowed. These practices are also expected from our international suppliers within the supply chain. All international suppliers should comply with the legal requirements of each country but should also stick to Gailardes own practices.
7. Working Hours – Gailarde Ltd comply with all relevant laws and labour standards on working hours and holiday entitlement. Our normal working hours do not exceed 48hours per week and overtime hours do not exceed 12 hours per week. Before employment we ensure that all employees have the legal right to be employed in the UK.
8. Remuneration – Gailarde shall comply with national laws and regulations relating to wages and benefits. All work-associated activities are carried out based on a recognised employment relationship established according to national law and practice.
Gailarde Ltd is also committed to:
Compliance with appropriate legal requirements. We keep abreast of any legal requirements by checking appropriate government websites and by working closely with a qualified lawyer who specialises in employment law.
Ensure that key contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers are aware of this policy
Make available time and resource for the implementation of this policy
Management have made all resources required to establish and maintain an effective labour standards assurance system available, they both support the staff and play an active role towards this achievement. Top management review and contribute to all plans and policy before they are implemented.
Labour standards assurance is a part of all staff member’s initial and ongoing training. It is on the agenda at all Management meetings so the policies can be maintained and evolve to be fit for purpose for any new operations. Specific training and specific roles in relation to labour standards are delivered and clarified wherever necessary.
All staff members are aware of the process to go through to be in communication with management about any issues concerning labour standards. Staff must report the issue to their line manager who will record it and take it to the directors and senior managers who will decided what the best way to deal with the issue on a case by case basis. Usually top management will want to discuss the issue directly with the employee who bought it to light in order to get the best resolution in a timely manner.
There are emergency plans in pace to mitigate against adverse impacts in the eventuality that significant labour standards risks manifest themselves. These are principally to stop any activity related to these risks immediately, review the situation, plan a solution and carry it out to ensure the risk is eliminated while causing minimum disruption.
This policy is made available to all staff as well as any suppliers, customers or potential customers. This policy is reviewed annually, or if there are significant changes in legislation the policy will be reviewed to continuously meet current legislation.