1-We commit not to use forced, including bonded or prison, labor. Nor to require workers to lodge ’’deposits’’ or their identity papers with their employer.
2-We commit to provide equality of opportunity and treatment regardless of race, color, sex, religion, political opinion, nationality, social origin or other distinguishing characteristics.
3-We commit not to use child labor. Only workers above the age of 18 years or above the compulsory school-leaving age, whichever is higher, are engaged.
4-We commit to recognize the right of all workers to form and join trade unions and to bargain collectively. Workers representatives will not be the subject of discrimination and will have access to all workplaces necessary to enable them to carry out their representation functions.
5-Employers commit to adopt a positive approach towards the activities of trade unions and an open attitude towards their organizational activities.
6-Wages and benefits paid for a standard working week will meet at least legal or industry minimum standards and always be sufficient to meet basic needs of workers and their families and to provide some discretionary income.
7-Deductions from wages for disciplinary measures will not be permitted nor will any deductions from wages not provided for by national law be permitted without the expressed permission of the worker concerned. All workers will be provided written and understandable information about the conditions in respect of wages before they enter employment and of the particulars of their wages fort he pay period concerned each time that they are paid.
8-Hours of work will comply with applicable laws and industry standards. In any event, workers will not on a regular basis be required to work in excess of 45 hours per week and will be provided with at least two days off for every 6 day period for shift workers and 1,5 days for daily workers. Overtime will be voluntary, will not exceed 6 hours per week, will not be demanded on a regular basis and will always be compensated at a premium rate.
9-A safe and hygienic working environment will be provided, and best occupational health and safety practice will be promoted,bearing in mind the prevailing knowledge of the industry and of any specific hazards. Physical abuse, threats of physical abuse, unusual punishments or discipline, and intimidation by the employer is strictly prohibited.
10-Obligations to employees under labor or social security laws and regulations arising from the regular employment relationship will not be avoided through the use of labor-only contracting arrangements, or through apprenticeship schemes where there is no real intent to impart skills or provide regular employment. Younger workers will be provided the opportunity to participate in education and training programs.
11-The Code of Conduct and the internal procedures will be clear and accessible to all employees. The employees must receive regular training about internal procedures.