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Social Compliance Policy

Brett Martin Head Office At Brett Martin, we believe in doing business the right way. This means we do business ethically, honestly and in full compliance with all laws and regulations. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethical compliance in every country in which we do business. The purpose of this Policy is to define Brett Martin’s minimum standards, along with the basic principles we expect from our employees, suppliers and contractors.

 

We are committed to ensuring that the standards outlined in this Policy are effectively implemented and monitored throughout our organisation and global supply chain and we require the support of all employees, suppliers and affiliates to achieve this goal.

Policy Statement

Brett Martin is a forward-looking organisation that constantly seeks to improve its performance and deliver high levels of quality in all areas of activities. We have an ambitious, innovative and technically advanced approach to business activities. We work closely with our customers to design customised solutions to achieve the highest quality and satisfaction. We are committed towards:

  • Delivering the very highest levels of customer service as well as continually improving the solutions that we provide our customers.
  • Exceeding customer expectations for quality, safety, sustainability, cost, delivery and value.
  • Integrity, honesty and sincerity by following ethical and moral standards.
  • Promoting a work culture that provides individual growth, team spirit and creativity to overcome and challenges and attain goals.
  • Achieving growth along with our customers, staff and suppliers.

Brett Martin’s 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 these standards are continually improved. In order to achieve this, Brett Martin has developed this Social Compliance document based on the internationally acknowledged ETI base code.

Anti-Bribery & Corruption

Brett Martin has a strict Policy on accepting bribes and gifts and we do not tolerate corruption in connection with any of our business dealings.

Competition

Brett Martin competes fairly and independently in every market in which it conducts business. Legislation exists in all of our markets to protect competition and there are significant penalties for companies and individuals that break the law.
To preserve our customers trust in our competitive practices we are careful when in contact with competitors and suppliers.

Modern Slavery

The Modern Slavery Act came into effect on the 29th October 2015. The law requires manufacturers and retailers doing business in the UK that supply goods or services and have an annual turnover exceeding £36 million to disclose information regarding their policies to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chain and within their business.

Brett Martin’s Supply Chains

Brett Martin is committed to procuring goods and services from suppliers who demonstrate ethical principles in the way they conduct their business and we engage with suppliers on standards of quality, safety, environmental responsibility and human rights.
Brett Martin requires its suppliers to have fair working conditions, these include:

  • Forced, bonded or compulsory labour must not be used. Employees should be free to leave employment at any time after reasonable notice. Employees should not be required to lodge identity papers or other valuable items with their employer, or an indefinite basis.
  • No person shall be employed who is under the age for completing compulsory education, or under minimum age for employment in the country, whichever is greatest. Young people under the age of 18 shall not be employed in hazardous conditions without appropriate supervision or complete work that could affect their personal development.
  • Employees’ employment conditions should be clearly communicated to them. Employees should be fairly and reasonably paid in line with applicable wage laws relating to minimum wages, overtime hours and legally mandated benefits.
  • There shall be no harsh or inhumane treatment of workers such as verbal or physical abuse.

Brett Martin is committed to upholding human rights and fully support the UN Universal Declaration of Human rights, the International Labour Organization Core Conventions and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Queries on Social Compliance

If you have any questions or would like to discuss our group and supplier social responsibility requirements in more detail, please emial mail@brettmartin.com.

Download a full copy of Brett Martin Social Compliance Policy can be here.