Employment and the Workplace

Equal Employment Opportunity/Nondiscrimination

We believe that all terms and conditions of employment should be based on an individual's ability to do the job and not on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs. We provide employees with a working environment free of discrimination, harassment, intimidation or coercion relating directly or indirectly to race, religion, sexual orientation, political opinion or disability.

Forced Labour

We do not use any prison, slave, indentured, or forced labor in the manufacture of any of our products.

Child Labour

We do not utilize child labor in the production of any product. We do not employ any person under the age of 18, or the age at which compulsory schooling has ended, whichever is greater.

Hours of Labour

We maintain reasonable employee work hours based on the limits on regular and overtime hours allowed by local law, or where local law does not limit the hours of work, the regular work week. Overtime, when necessary, is fully compensated according to local law, or at a rate at least equal to the regular hourly compensation rate if there is no legally prescribed premium rate. Employees are permitted reasonable days off (at least one day off in every seven-day period) and leave privileges.

Anti-corruption

We are forbidden to bribe. Regardless of local practice or custom, our employees and any supply chain partners are not allowed to offer, offer or accept bribes, rebates, corrupt payments, dredge or improper gifts to government officials or individuals or entities in any business area.

Health and Safety

We maintain a safe, clean and healthy environment in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. We provide adequate medical facilities, clean restrooms, reasonable access to potable water, well-lit and ventilated workstations, and protection from hazardous materials or conditions. The same standards of health and safety are applied in any housing we provide for our employees.


Concern for the Environment

We believe it is our duty to protect the environment and we do this by complying with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.


Ethical Business Practices

Sensitive Transactions

It is our policy to prohibit employees from entering into sensitive transactions -- business dealings generally considered to be either illegal, immoral, unethical or to reflect adversely on the integrity of the company. These transactions usually come in the form of bribes, kickbacks and gifts of significant value or payoffs made to favorably influence some decision affecting a company's business or for personal gain of an individual.

Confidential or Proprietary Information

We take extra care to keep our customers' trust and confidence in us. Thus, we prohibit employees from disclosing confidential or proprietary information outside the company that could be harmful to our clients, or to the company itself. Such information may only be shared with other employees on a need-to-know basis.