CODE OF CONDUCT
Kalopsia Collective takes pride in following socially responsible policies. Our company aims to be accountable for the labour conditions under which our textiles products are produced, to companies we do business with, to clients, and in general to the community that we are part of. Here you find our Code of Conduct containing a set of internationally accepted labour standards. We are confident that the Code of Conduct practices will work to the benefit our employees, your company, our company and your customers.
Forced labour shall not take part in any possible way (ILO Conventions 29 and 105).
NO DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT
The employment relationship shall be based on the principle of equal opportunities. There will be no discrimination related to policies of employment termination, wage or employee promotion, regardless of race, nationality, gender, social origin, political views, union membership, religion or handicaps (ILO Conventions 100 and 111). Physical abuse, threats of physical abuse, unusual punishments or discipline, sexual and other harassment by the employer will not take place and shall be strictly prohibited.
NO USE OF CHILD LABOUR
Admission age for employment shall not be less than 15 years. There shall be no exploitation of child labour (ILO Convention 138). ”There shall be no forms of forced or compulsory labour. Children (in the age of 15-18) shall not perform work which by its nature or the circumstances in which it is carried out is likely to harm their health, safety or morals” (ILO Convention 182).
Wages shall meet at least the minimum wage of the country where operating and account for a standard working week. The minimum wage shall be sufficient, regarding basic needs provided for the employees family and cover some discretionary income (ILO Conventions 26 and 131). Wage rates and pay period shall be adequately and informed clearly to the employees. Wage deduction due to disciplinary measures or deduction not provided from the national law shall not take place.
SAFE AND HEALTHY WORKING CONDITIONS
Workers safety shall be prioritised at all times. A policy on occupational safety, occupational health and the working environment shall be implemented and coherent with national law. Workers shall possess the knowledge of specific hazards for the industry and attention shall be paid to a safe and hygienic working environment such as e.g measures against a possible fire, with one person in each department trained in the specific field (following ILO Convention 155).