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Ethical Trading practices:

BGS Limited takes care of Ethical principles with all production units working for them.

BGS Limited sets all legal and cultural environments as basic requirement for the production units working for them. BGS Limited makes continual effort to promote best practices and continuous improvement of ethical issues in all of the production units working for them.

The Issues Are:

Principle 1 – Laws & Regulation :

BGS Limited factories operate in full compliance with the laws and regulations of the jurisdictions in which they manufacture.

Principle 1 – Laws & Regulation :

BGS Limited factories do not use involuntary or forced labour – indentured, bonded or otherwise.

Principle 3 – Employment Age :

Workers may not be younger than 18 years of age.

Principle 4 – Wage and Benefits :

BGS Limited factories compensate their employees fairly by providing compensation packages comprising wages and benefits that, at the very least, comply with legally mandated minimum standards. Each employee is provided with a clear, written accounting for each pay period. Employees are compensated for overtime according to local law.

Principle 5 – Hours of Work :

BGS Limited factories ensure employees’ hours worked shall not, on a regularly scheduled basis, exceed the legal limitations on regular and overtime hours in the jurisdiction in which they manufacture or 60 hours per week including overtime. Except in extraordinary business circumstances, all employees are entitled to one day off in every seven-day period.

Principle 6 – Woman’s Rights :

BGS Limited factories ensure women workers receive equal treatment in all aspects of their employment. Pregnancy test is not a condition of employment, and pregnancy testing – to the extent provided by BGS Limited factories – will be at the option of the worker. Employees are not exposed to hazards that may endanger their reproductive health, and employees are not forced to use contraception. Fully equipped CRECHES are available for the female workers having babies.

Principle 7 – Health and Safety:

BGS Limited factories provide their employees with a clean, safe and healthy work environment, designed to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of or occurring during the course of work. All BGS Limited Factories comply with all applicable legally mandated standards for workplace health and safety. Company doctors are available.

Principle 8 – Discrimination:

BGS Limited factories honor cultural differences, employment – including hiring, remuneration, benefits, advancement, termination and retirement based on ability and not on belief or any other personal characteristics. BGS Limited factories do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, colour, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or similar factors.

Principle 9 – Harassment :

BGS Limited factories treat all employees with respect and dignity. BGS Limited factories do not subject employees to corporal punishment, physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.

Principle 10 – Monitoring and Compliance :

BGS Limited factories maintain on site all documentation necessary to demonstrate compliance with Global Compliance Principles. BGS Limited Factories undertake affirmative measures, such as announced and unannounced on-site inspections of production facilities, to monitor compliance with Global Compliance Principles. BGS Limited Factories allow customer’s representatives full access to production facilities, employee records and employees for confidential interviews in connection with monitoring visits. In addition to that BGS Limited Factories respond promptly to reasonable inquiries by customer representatives concerning the subjects addressed in an audit.