Our principles and policies are based on international standards including the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code, the International Labour Organisation conventions and recommendations, which in turn are based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Thermoplastics Group is committed to applying and implementing all elements of this policy and its principles. In doing so it is understood that those elements within the code that protect workers’ fundamental human rights such as the use of forced, bonded or involuntary prison labour, physical abuse or extreme forms of discipline or intimidation will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
This document represents the minimum standard Thermoplastics will abide by. Where legal requirements are more stringent The Thermoplastics Group commits to abide by local legislation, rules and regulations.
We take all reasonable and practical steps, including on site assessments, to ensure that the principles of our policy are adopted by our suppliers.
Development of the Policy
We recognise that this Code must be developed to reflect practical experience and changing circumstances. We will continue to develop and share best practice with stakeholders so that we can make real progress together.