Suppliers and its associates are expected to comply with all local laws applicable to minimum age of employees. In the absence of local law, suppliers may not employ workers under the age of 14.
Suppliers and its associates shall not be subject to any form of force, prison, compulsory, bonded, or indentured labor.
Supplier’s workplace shall be free of any form of harsh or inhumane treatment.Disciplinary policies and procedures shall be clearly defined and communicated to all workers, and shall not include any inhumane disciplinary measure, including any corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion, or verbal abuse of workers; nor shall they include sanctions that result in wage deductions, reductions in benefits, or compulsory labour.
The use or threat of physical or sexual violence, harassment and intimidation against a worker, his or her family, or close associates, is strictly prohibited.
All suppliers’ workers and its associates, irrespective of their nationality or legal status, shall be treated fairly and equally.
Suppliers must provide an environment that allows employees to raise concerns without fear of retaliation.
Compensation and Working Hours
Suppliers and its associates will ensure that they comply with applicable wage and hour labor laws and regulations governing employee compensation and working hours. Operations should be conducted in ways that limit overtime to a level that ensures a humane and productive work environment.
Health and Safety
HydraForce expects that the occupational health and safety of employees is a priority for the supplier throughout all significant aspects of its activities. As a minimum, the suppliers must comply with all applicable health and safety laws, regulations and standards. The supplier shall take appropriate action, such as policies, standards, procedures, legalisation, contingency measures and management systems, in order to prevent occupational illnesses and work-related accidents and to provide a safe and healthy workplace to its employees.
HydraForce conducts its operations in a sustainable way and in compliance with the environmental laws and regulations. HydraForce expects that environmental protection is a priority for the supplier in all significant aspects of its activities. As a minimum, the supplier must comply with all applicable environmental laws, regulations and standards. The supplier must strive to reduce the impacts of its activities and products on the environment and work towards a “life-cycle thinking” view in product design, while maintaining its competitiveness.
The supplier shall adopt any appropriate policy, standard, procedure, contingency measure and management system in order to ensure that its operations are managed environmentally and in a sustainable way; where required take necessary measures in order to prevent pollution, to conserve and use rationally the natural resources required for its operations and implement relevant emergency response plans and procedures.