Encircled Supplier Ethical Practices
This checklist is used to ensure that our manufacturers and suppliers are meeting the minimum standards of ethical and responsible workplace behaviour.
01. Workplace Operations
Does the business have proper licenses to operate?
Does the building meet relevant fire and building codes?
Do you have an emergency evacuation plan?
Do you provide employee access to clean facilities?
Is the workplace free of any type of discrimination?
02. Employment Standards
Are workers compensation regulations followed? Are workers of eligible age? Are workers hours reasonable and not excessive? Are workers given their required breaks? Are workers given the option of voluntary overtime?
03. Employee Health and Safety
Do you provide health & safety training? Do you have a health & safety committee? Do you have a first aid kit accessible to employees? Do you or any employees have first aid training? Do you ensure that repetitive motion tasks are kept to a minimum?
04. Environmental Awareness
Does your production process release any waste back into the environment? Do you have a waste reduction and/or recycling program in place? Do you optimize local sourcing?