Ethical code of conduct, Danish Green Technology Inc.
Ver. May 12, 2015
We, Danish Green Technology Inc, endeavour to respect fundamental human rights and seek to promote social justice, human dignity and equality between men and women. It is one of our goals, Our suppliers do the same.
Our suppliers and Subcontractors are expected to encourage their staff and community to strive to hounour and practice to the best of their ability to live up to the principles of this Code of Conduct or similar recognized etical guidelines.
1. Freedom of association and right to collective bargaining:
Our suppliers should recognize and respect the rights of employees to freely associate, organize and bargain collectively in accordance with the laws of the countries in which they are employed, as well as ILO Convention on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise (C87, 1948) and the ILO Convention on the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining (C.98-.1949).
We recognize the importance of open communication and direct engagement between workers and management, and suppliers must respect the right of workers to freely organize themselves and to communicate openly with management regarding working conditions without fear of harassment, intimidation, punishment and retaliation or other interference.
2. Forced labour:
Our suppliers must prohibit any use of forced labour, debt bondage, non cancellable contracts or involuntary prison labour. We expect our suppliers to comply with ILO Conventions on forced labour (C.29-1930) and the abolition of forced labour (C.105-1957). All work, including overtime,
must be voluntary, and workers should be free to leave upon reasonable notice. Employees are not required to hand over personal papers – e.g. government-issued identification, passports or work permits as a condition of employment.
3. Child labour:
Our suppliers must at least comply with ILO Convention on Minimum Age (C.138-1973) or the ILO Convention concerning the organization of and immediate elimination of the worst forms of child labour (C.182-1999). It is prohibited to employ children under school age. We therefore do not expect our suppliers to have employees under the age of 15 or 14 years if the national law of the country allows this. In addition, we require that all young workers are protected from any work deemed hazardous or to interfere with the child's education, or which may have consequences for their health or physical, mental, social, spiritual or moral development.
All suppliers are also expected to comply with legally entered apprenticeship programs with training/educational purposes as well as all laws and regulations regarding child labour and apprenticeship programs.
In the practise of hiring new employees we do not tolerate any form of discrimination based on
race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical condition, health status, political
opinion, nationality, social or ethnic origin, trade union membership or marital status. In accordance with the principles laid down in the ILO conventions on discrimination (C.111-1958) and equal pay (C.100-1951) we strongly oppose to any discrimination with regard to training, promotion and remuneration.
5. Working time:
Our suppliers must comply with applicable national legislation on working time. Working time should
never exceed 60 hours per. week, including overtime. There may, however, be disregarded in emergencies and unusual situations. Suppliers must ensure that all overtime is voluntary and compensated in accordance with the applicable overtime rates. Suppliers are encouraged to ensure that workers have a weekly day off in every seven day period.
Our suppliers must at least comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding salary and working hours, including provisions relating to minimum wages, overtime, piece rates and other forms of remuneration, and to make the benefits available that are required by law.
7. Human Rights:
Our suppliers must support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
and ensure that they do not involuntarily participate in the abuse of human rights.
8. Harassment, brutal or inhuman treatment:
Our suppliers must create and maintain an environment that treats all employees with dignity and
respect. They undertake not to use threats of violence or other forms of verbal or psychological
harassment or abuse. They also undertake to combat sexual exploitation and abuse of workers.
Threats of or in practice cruel or inhuman treatment, coercion or corporal punishment is not tolerated.
9. Health and Safety:
Our suppliers must ensure healthy and safe working conditions in accordance with all relevant legislation and regulations and directives of the country in which they work. As a minimum, suppliers should strive to implement recognized health and safety management systems and guidelines such as ILO Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health (ILO-OSH 2001), which can be found on the ILO website and as a minimum, suppliers shall ensure that employees have adequate access to clean water and sanitation, fire protection, emergency preparedness and contingency plans, skin protectingagents, adequate lighting and ventilation measures against work related injuries and illnesses, and mechanical protection. Suppliers must also ensure that the same standards apply to dormitories and canteen facilities. If a supplier provides its workers with housing in connection with a contractual employment, then housing area and the workplace area must be physically separated/apart.
We expect our suppliers to have an effective environmental policy and compliance with existing environmental laws and regulations. Where possible, suppliers shall support a precautionary approach to environmental matters, undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility and encourage the diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
11. Chemicals and hazardous materials:
Chemical and other materials that pose a danger if released into the environment must be identified and managed in such a way as to ensure the safe handling, movement, storage, recycling or disposal.
12. Wastewater and solid waste:
Wastewater and solid waste generated from the production, industrial processes and sanitation facilities must be monitored, controlled and treated as required prior to discharge or disposal.
13. Emissions of air pollutants:
Emissions of volatile organic chemicals, aerosols, corrosives, particulates, ozone depleting chemicals and by products of combustion, obtained from production, must be characterized/identified, monitored and treated as required prior to discharge or disposal.
14. Minimize waste, maximize recycling:
Waste of all types, including water and energy, is to be reduced or eliminated at source or through
methods such as modifying production, maintenance and construction processes, material replacement, preservation, recovery and recycling of materials.
Bribery and corruption
Our suppliers must maintain the highest level of moral and ethical behaviour, respect national
legislation and should in no way be involved in corruption, including extortion, bribery, fraud,
cartels or conspirations.
Signed and published by DGT Management May, 12, 2015