Suppliers are prohibited from using workers under the legal age of employment in any country or local jurisdiction where the Supplier performs work for uKagu. If the minimum age of employment is not defined, the minimum age of employment shall be 15 years of age. In cases where minors are authorized to work, we expect our Suppliers to observe all legal requirements, particularly those pertaining to hours of work, wages, minimum education and working conditions.
uKagu shall not tolerate the use of indentured, slave, bonded or other forced involuntary labor by its Suppliers.
Suppliers shall not pay less than the minimum wage in accordance with local laws. Where the local laws do not set a minimum wage, Suppliers shall pay the prevailing market wage.
Suppliers shall maintain reasonable employee work hours in compliance with local standards and applicable national laws of the countries and regions in which the Supplier does business. uKagu requires Suppliers to comply with the statutory requirements for working hours for employees. uKagu will not use Suppliers that, on a regularly scheduled basis, require employees to work in excess of the statutory requirements, unless those employees are properly compensated as required by applicable law.
Suppliers must be committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace and to treating employees fairly and in compliance with local laws. Health, safety and other workplace standards must meet all local laws and safety regulations. Worker housing, where provided, must meet the same standards for health and safety as those that apply in the workplace.
uKagu will actively seek Suppliers that share our commitment to protecting the environment. Suppliers shall abide by all federal, state and local environmental laws. uKagu shall favor Suppliers that work to sustain, protect and restore the environment, by such means as energy conservation, recycling and proper disposal of waste, as well as by environmental restoration.
Suppliers should take appropriate steps to ensure that the principles of this Code of Conduct are communicated to their employees and throughout their own supply chains. Suppliers should also take appropriate steps to ensure that the principles of this Code of Conduct are adopted and applied by their employees, suppliers, agents and contractors to the extent applicable.Last Updated on Sunday, 22 January 2012 19:50