SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT
Lavunett attaches great importance to ensuring that its partners share a set of common rules, practices and principles with respect to ethics, social responsibility and protection of the environment. Consequently, Lavunett expects its employees to establish and promote exemplary relations with all their partners (suppliers, craftsman, etc.) anchored in responsibility, fairness and integrity. Lavunett therefore requires its suppliers to respect the ethical principles presented in this Supplier Code of Conduct and to ensure that their own suppliers and subcontractors do the same.
In the event of any violation of this Supplier Code of Conduct by the supplier Lavunett reserves the right to review the business relationship and possibly terminate it in conformity with applicable law, even if there is no written contract formalizing this relationship, without prejudice to the other rights of Lavunett or remedies it might seek.
Erdem Kemal Bulut , Co-founder & President of Lavunett SAS
1. LABOR STANDARDS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Lavunett requires its suppliers to exhibit exemplary social responsibility in their conduct.
Prohibition of child labor: Work by children under the age of 16 is strictly prohibited. In countries where local laws set a higher age for child labor or set an age for completion of compulsory education higher than 16, the highest age is applicable. Any work which is likely to jeopardize children’s physical, mental or moral health, safety or morals should not be done by anyone under the age of 18.
Prohibition of forced labor: Any use of forced labor, slavery, servitude or trafficking in human beings by our suppliers such as Uyghur minority, as well as withholding identity papers or work permits or requiring workers to deposit a bond or the use of any other constraint, is strictly prohibited. All workers are entitled to accept or leave their employment freely. Suppliers may not require workers to work to repay a debt owed to them or to a third party.
Prohibition of illegal, clandestine and undeclared employment: Our suppliers are required to comply with all applicable regulations to prevent illegal, clandestine and undeclared employment.
Prohibition of harassment and abuse: We expect our suppliers to treat their workers with respect and dignity. Our suppliers may not tolerate or engage in any form of corporal punishment, physical, sexual, verbal or psychological harassment or any other kind of abuse.
Prohibition of discrimination: We expect our suppliers to treat all workers equally and fairly. Our suppliers may not engage in any kind of discrimination – in particular with regards to wages, hiring, access to training, promotion, maternity protection and dismissal – based on sex, race or ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership, nationality, gender identity or social background.
Wages and benefits: Our suppliers must at minimum pay wages on a regular basis and no less than monthly, compensate workers for overtime hours at the legal rate and meet all legal requirements relating to worker benefits. If there is no legal minimum wage or rate for overtime pay in the country concerned, the supplier must ensure that the wages are at least equal to the average minimum in the relevant industrial sector and that overtime pay is at least the same as the usual hourly compensation. Wage deductions shall not be used as a disciplinary measure. We require our suppliers to guarantee that all workers receive benefits stipulated in any applicable collective bargaining agreements, company agreements and other applicable negotiated individual or collective agreements.
Working hours: Our suppliers must comply with all local laws and regulations applicable with respect to working hours, which shall not in any case exceed the maximum set by internationally recognized standards such as the International Labour Organization. Our suppliers may not impose excessive overtime hours. The total number of hours worked per week including overtime may not exceed legal limits. Workers are entitled to the minimum number of days off established by applicable laws and at minimum must have at least one day off in every seven-day period.
Ensuring health and safety: Our suppliers are expected to provide their workers with a safe and healthy workplace environment in order to avoid accidents or bodily injuries which may be caused by, related to, or result from their work, including during the operation of equipment or during work-related travel. Suppliers are expected to set up procedures and training to detect, avoid and mitigate as much as possible any hazards that constitute a risk to the health, hygiene and safety of staff. They are required to comply with all applicable local and international regulations and laws in this regard. These same principles are applicable to housing provided by suppliers.
2. ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS AND PROTECTION
Lavunett takes concrete measures to protect the environment within the scope of a specific program which includes cooperation with its suppliers to ensure application of best practices throughout the supply chain.
Lavunett expects its suppliers to share this commitment. It encourages initiatives by its suppliers to reduce the environmental impact of their activities, notably through the use of green technologies.
Lavunett requires that its suppliers respect local and international environmental regulations and standards, that they obtain all requisite environmental permits and that they be able to prove effective implementation of the following:
application of an environmental management system;
improvements in the environmental performance of their sites and production resources, in particular through proper waste management, elimination of air, water and soil pollution, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions with an emphasis on use of renewable energies, reduction of water and energy consumption and safe management of hazardous chemicals;
measures to preserve biodiversity and guarantee regulatory traceability and compliance for raw materials and substances used;
best practices across their supply chain to respect animal welfare;
contributions to continuous improvements in environmental performance throughout the lifecycle of the products of Lavunett;
ensure that staff whose work has direct environmental impact are trained, skilled and have the resources required to effectively perform their work.
3. INSPECTION AND AUDIT
Inspection: We reserve the right to confirm compliance with these principles and to conduct compliance audits at our suppliers and their own suppliers and subcontractors. Our suppliers must provide all necessary information and facilitate access by representatives of Lavunett seeking to verify compliance with the requirements in this Code. Suppliers must commit to improving or correcting any deficiencies identified. Lavunett may also support its suppliers in implementing and applying best practices in order to resolve minor non-conformity issues.
Accurate records and access to information: Our suppliers are required to keep proper records to demonstrate compliance with this Supplier Code of Conduct. They must provide our representatives with access to complete, original and accurate records.
Supplier Code of Conduct acknowledgement of receipt
We acknowledge the receipt of the Lavunett Code of Conduct.
We confirm that we have read and that we understand the contents of the Code and will actively strive to ensure that its standards are met in our production sites.