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Social Compliance Policy

Woodmansterne Publications Ltd (Woodmansterne) is a leading publisher, manufacturer and distributer.

At Woodmansterne, our approach is to work closely with our customers designing a customised agenda to achieve the highest quality and satisfaction. We stand behind every commitment made to exceed customer expectations in providing world-class products and services. We are committed towards:

At Woodmansterne, we believe that our success is built on a foundation of personal and professional integrity. We understand the challenge of ensuring high social, ethical and environmental standards within our business and throughout our supply chain and are committed to working collaboratively with our suppliers to ensure that that these standards are continually improving.

In order to achieve this, Woodmansterne has developed this Social Compliance policy based on the internationally acknowledged ETI base code.

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This Policy defines Woodmansterne’s minimum standards, along with the basic principles we expect from all our Suppliers and Contractors.

1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Business Partners (including but not limited to agents, vendors, manufacturers, factories, suppliers, and subcontractors) must comply fully with all legal requirements relevant to the conduct of their businesses. This policy communicates our values and expectations and emphasises the importance of responsible workplace policies and practices, which generally comply, at a minimum, with applicable occupational H&S, environmental and labour laws and regulations. The standards outlined below reflect the values we uphold in our own policies, and we expect our suppliers to follow these standards and requirements.

1.1 Employment is freely chosen

1.2 Freedom of Association

1.3 Working Conditions

1.4 Child Labour

1.5 Fair Wages are paid

1.6 Working Hours

1.7 No Discrimination is Practised

1.8 Regular Employment is Provided

1.9 No Harsh or Inhumane Treatment is Allowed

1.10 Protect the Environment

1.11 Business Integrity

 

 2. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SOCIAL COMPLIANCE POLICY

Woodmansterne is committed not only to comply with this Policy within its own business, but to working collaboratively with its Suppliers and Contractors to drive compliance throughout the supply chain. We will abide by the following principles in order to drive this improvement in ethical performance.

2.1 Woodmansterne Commits To:

2.2 Woodmansterne Requires its Suppliers to:

3. CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

The Company commits to periodically review this policy in order to continually improve, taking into consideration changes in legislation, and any other requirements to which the Company subscribes, and in order to ensure the adequacy, suitability and continuing effectiveness of the policy.

Specifically, the policy will be routinely reviewed at the Company’s Management Review Meetings and will be integrated into its QMS.

4. QUERIES ON SOCIAL COMPLIANCE

If you have any questions or would like to discuss our supplier social responsibility requirements in more details, please email Seth Woodmansterne at seth@woodmansterne.co.uk

The section below to be signed by the supplier/contractor and a copy of this page to be returned to Woodmansterne Publications Ltd.

I confirm that ___________________________________________ (insert your Company name) understands, and is prepared to work towards full compliance with, Woodmansterne’s Social Compliance Policy.

_________________________________ (Signature) _________________________ (Date)

________________________________ (Print Name) _________________________ (Title)