Labour Standards Assurance Policy

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Introduction

Steroplast Healthcare Limited believes that it is important to conduct its business from a social and ethical standpoint. We believe we are responsible for the people who take part in the production and support of our products and services worldwide. We take social factors into consideration alongside financial factors in making decisions on the purchase of goods and the commissioning of services. People whose work contributes to our success should not be deprived of their basic human rights, nor be forced to suffer physically or mentally from their work in any way.

Steroplast Healthcare Limited expects employers to respect fundamental human rights, to treat their workforce fairly and with respect. In order to make our position clear to our own staff, our suppliers and any other affected parties, we have a documented code of conduct.

Application

This Statement /Policy is applicable to, and to be complied with by:

  • Our Staff
  • Our Suppliers

Minimum Standards

Steroplast Healthcare Limited has identified the following reasons to establish a minimum Labour Standard: –

Child Labour – Steroplast Healthcare Limited does not engage in or support the use of child labour. We will discontinue our working relationship with any party that persists in the non-compliance with our child labour code.

Forced & Compulsory Labour – We shall not engage in or support the use of forced or compulsory labour.

Health & Safety – We shall provide a safe and healthy workplace environment and shall take effective steps to prevent potential accidents and injury to employees’ health by minimising, so far as is reasonably practicable, and in co-operation with its employees, the causes of hazards inherent in the workplace. All employees will receive safety and job specific instructions during the course of their employment with us. Employees shall have access to clean sanitary facilities and drinking water.

Discrimination – We shall not engage in or support any discriminatory practices in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, national or social origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliations, age or other conditions that could give rise to discrimination.

Disciplinary Practices – We shall treat all employees with dignity and respect. Steroplast Healthcare Limited shall not engage in or tolerate the use of corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion or verbal abuse of staff.

Working Hours – We shall comply with applicable laws and industry standards on working hours and holiday entitlements. Steroplast Healthcare Limited ensures all employees have the legal right to be employed in the UK.

Labour Standards

Legal Requirement / Procurement

We will ensure all of our suppliers are following the national and regional statutory requirements in the countries in which they are operating (Documentation is available to review on site).

We expect our suppliers to provide a safe and healthy working environment, to take adequate steps to prevent accidents and injury to any member of staff.

Safety / First Aid

Safety is a very important and is always a priority concern. Buildings must have clearly marked exits and emergency exits. Exits should not be blocked and should be visible at all times. All staff to be informed of the safety arrangements and evacuation plan.

The fire alarm is tested regularly; we also perform regular evacuation drills.

First aid equipment must be available and have the required amount of personnel trained in basic first aid.

Monitoring and Enforcement

We expect our employees, suppliers and their subcontractors to respect and observe our Labour Standards Policy.

If we become aware that any of our suppliers are not adhering to their Labour Standards Policy we reserve the right to terminate any agreed contract or withdraw our trade forthwith.

Adam C. Brown
Managing Director