ethical policy

Ethical Trade Policy

As a company Mode Associates Ltd adopts to support and incorporate the code of the Ethical Trading Initiative.

“We intend that our suppliers meet agreed standards for the implementation of codes of labour practice with performance measured, transparent and, ultimately, a precondition to further business with our Company.

Our Ethical Trading Policy seeks to make substantial improvements in the lives of poor working people around the world by developing, and encouraging the use of, a set of standards in trade. These are: the free choice of employment, freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, safe and hygienic working conditions, child labour, a living wage, working hours, non-discrimination, the provision of regular employment and the absence of harsh or inhumane treatment.”

Our Code of Conduct applies to ourselves and all suppliers that produce goods or services for Mode Associates Ltd or any of its subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions or agents (Mode Associates Ltd). Although suppliers to Mode Associates Ltd are from many different countries, nationalities and cultures, the Supplier Code of Conduct represents Mode Associates Ltd’s commitment to source goods and services only from persons and firms that achieve internationally recognised standards and practices in dealing with their workers and their working environment.

Ourselves and all Suppliers to Mode Associates Ltd currently meet and will continue to meet, so long as they act as a Supplier to Mode Associates Ltd, each of the following standards:

Prohibition of Forced Labour No prison, indentured or forced labour of any kind is used by the Supplier. Foreign workers hired by the Supplier are not required to remain in employment at any time against their will.

Prohibition of Child Labour No person below the age of 16 is employed by the Supplier. If the local legal minimum age for work is higher than 16, the Supplier employs no one younger than the legal minimum age.

Compliance with Local Law The Supplier will comply with all laws and regulations to which it is subject, including those applicable to the environment.

Environmental Policy 

Our objective is to create a climate of excellence not only in our products and/or services, but also for our employees, persons affected by our activities and the environment. In order to achieve this the following policy has been established.

Our Environmental Policy commits the organisation at all levels to ensure that we; Identify any risk of pollution arising from any of our activities, products and/or services, which shall then be either eliminated or effectively controlled to meet or exceed all regulatory requirements relating to the environment.

Reduce to a minimum unnecessary use of materials, resources and energy. Reduce to a minimum the environmental effect on all future developments and carry out an appraisal of the environmental effect of sourcing of raw material.

Reduce waste to the lowest practicable level ensuring responsible disposal of waste created and received, undertaking environmental audits, measuring the results against established targets.

Advocate employee involvement in all environmental matters, providing suitable training and support to all employees with regard to this environmental policy.

Minimise any adverse environmental effects caused as a result of our activities, products and/or services adopting the principle of BATNEEC (Best available techniques not entailing excessive costs). Ensure that any persons working on our behalf are made aware of and agree to comply with this policy.

Seek to ensure that products and/or services supplied or provided by third parties can be used, handled, stored and disposed of in a manner which safeguards the environment and the health and safety of all.

Undertake a review of this policy in the light of any new knowledge, changing legislation or public concern.

Kevin Champion