Code of conduct

VP industries Group Code of Conduct.

VP industries Group generally supports the provisions of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the conventions of the International Labour Organisation, (ILO).

This support is reflected in the Group Code of Conduct, (the Code). The Code applies to all fully owned companies within the group, and to the extent possible and relevant also extend to any external business partner with whom the Group has formal activities.

1.0 Policy on legal compliance.

All business activities must comply with all: Local, national, and international laws and regulations applicable.

It is the responsibility of the legal representative of any independently operated division or company within the group, or supplier to ensure compliance.

2.0 Policy on child labour.

The use of child labour is strictly prohibited throughout the activities of the Group, including those managed and / or controlled by suppliers.

The Group considers any professional task performed by a person below the age of 15 years old to be child labour. (14 years old where established by local laws in accordance with the ILO developing-country exception).

3.0 Policy on employment terms.

Employees must be provided with a written confirmation of employment terms, if and as required by local laws and regulations.

4.0 Policy on forced labour and personal freedom of movement.

The use of forced labour is strictly prohibited throughout the activities of the Group, including those managed and / or controlled by suppliers.

The Group considers any professional task performed by a person, without the full consent of said person and without the possibility to reject the task, to be forced labour.

All personal documents and other documentation necessary for a person to resign from a contract of work must not be withheld without legally justified reason, thus preventing the termination of the work contract.

5.0 Policy on disciplinary actions.

Physical punishment, threats of violence and other forms of physical and mental abuse is strictly prohibited throughout the activities of the Group, including those managed and / or controlled by suppliers.

6.0 Policy on discrimination.

Discrimination, directly or indirectly, in hiring and employment practices on grounds of: Race, colour, sex, religion, political or other opinion, age, social or ethnic origin, property, sexual orien-

tation, birth or other status is strictly prohibited throughout the activities of the Group, including those managed and / or controlled by suppliers.

7.0 Policy on wages and benefits.

Employees shall be paid at least the minimum wage required under local laws and regulations.

All benefits required by local laws and regulations must be provided.

Employees are entitled to sick and maternity / paternity leave as provided by local laws and regulations.

8.0 Policy on working hours.

The Group generally encourages the practice of a maximum of 60 working hours per week, including overtime. Overtime hours must be worked on a voluntary basis.

Overtime working hours must be compensated consistent with local laws and regulations.

However, the Group does accept that employees can work more than 60 hours if it is voluntary and is permitted according to local laws and regulations.

9.0 Policy on freedom of association and collective bargaining.

The rights of the employees to choose to be a member of a trade union and to bargain collectively as permitted by local laws and regulations must not be interfered with or restricted.

In situations or countries in which the rights regarding freedom of association and collective bargaining are restricted by law, local practices should be applied if possible and reasonable.

10. Policy on freedom of expression.

Retaliation practices must not be used to prevent employees from expressing dissatisfaction with their working conditions openly and in a loyal manner.

11. Policy on health and safety.

A safe and healthy working environment must be provided, in compliance with all local laws and regulations.

If no such laws of regulations are available, all reasonable and responsible means according to Group standards and practices should be implemented and applied. This policy also extends to suppliers.

Local top management is responsible for establishing all mandatory written policies and procedures regarding health, safety, welfare and general facilities.


12. Policy on environment

Local laws and regulations regarding the protection of the environment must be complied with.

If no such laws of regulations are available, all reasonable and responsible means according to Group standards and practices should be implemented and applied. This policy also extends to suppliers.

Local top management is responsible for establishing all mandatory written policies and procedures regarding environmeltal protection and impact.

 

13. Policy on corruption and bribery.

The use of and participation in corruption is strictly prohibited throughout the activities of the Group, including those managed and / or controlled by: Official authorities, customers, and suppliers.

Bribes must not be offered, promised, given, accepted, condoned, knowingly benefited from, or demanded.

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