At Bella Vista Bathware, we are committed to conducting our business in an ethical and responsible manner. We recognize the importance of sourcing our products and materials from suppliers who share our values and adhere to high ethical standards. This Ethical Sourcing Policy outlines our commitment to responsible sourcing and sets forth the expectations we have for our suppliers.
1. Compliance with Laws and Regulations:
We expect all our suppliers to comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries where they operate. This includes but is not limited to labor laws, environmental regulations, health and safety standards, and anti-corruption laws.
We are committed to ensuring fair and safe working conditions for all workers involved in the production of our products. Suppliers must adhere to the following labor standards:
- No forced labor: Suppliers must not use any form of forced, bonded, or involuntary labor.
- No child labor: Suppliers must not employ workers below the legal minimum age for employment in their respective countries.
- Fair wages and benefits: Suppliers must provide workers with wages and benefits that meet or exceed the legal minimum standards, including overtime compensation.
- Working hours: Suppliers must comply with legal working hour limits and provide workers with reasonable working hours, including breaks and rest periods.
- Freedom of association: Suppliers must respect the rights of workers to freely associate, join or form trade unions, and engage in collective bargaining.
We prioritize the health and safety of workers and expect our suppliers to provide a safe and healthy working environment. Suppliers must:
- Comply with all applicable health and safety laws and regulations.
- Identify and mitigate workplace hazards to prevent accidents, injuries, and occupational illnesses.
- Provide appropriate training and protective equipment to workers.
- Regularly assess and improve health and safety conditions in the workplace.
4. Environmental Responsibility:
We are committed to minimizing our environmental impact and expect our suppliers to share this commitment. Suppliers must:
- Comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.
- Implement measures to minimize waste generation, promote recycling, and reduce energy consumption.
- Manage and dispose of hazardous materials in a safe and responsible manner.
- Promote sustainable practices, such as using renewable energy sources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
5. Ethical Business Practices:
We expect our suppliers to conduct their business with integrity and transparency. Suppliers must:
- Prohibit any form of bribery, corruption, or unethical practices.
- Maintain accurate records and financial statements.
- Respect intellectual property rights and not engage in counterfeiting or piracy.
- Comply with all applicable competition laws and regulations.
6. Supplier Accountability:
We will regularly assess our suppliers’ compliance with this Ethical Sourcing Policy. Non-compliance may result in corrective actions, including termination of the supplier relationship.
7. Collaboration and Continuous Improvement:
We believe in fostering long-term partnerships with our suppliers based on mutual trust and collaboration. We encourage suppliers to engage in open dialogue, share best practices, and continuously improve their ethical and sustainable practices.
By adhering to this Ethical Sourcing Policy, Bella Vista Bathware aims to ensure that our products are sourced responsibly, respecting human rights, labor standards, and the environment. We expect our suppliers to embrace these principles and work towards creating a sustainable and ethical supply chain.