OUR CODE OF CONDUCT
Lovett & Co. Code of Conduct
The code sets out the basic requirements all factories must meet in order to do business with Lovett & Co and provides the blueprint for Lovett & Co's continuous monitoring of factories’ employment practice and environmental compliance. Lovett & Co has adopted the ETI base code and has incorporated it into its own code of conduct.
Factories that produce Goods for Lovett & Co, operate in compliance with the laws of their respective countries and with other applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
Factories shall employ workers on the basis of their ability to perform their job and not on the basis of their beliefs or personal characteristics.
Factories shall not use forced labour, whether in the form of prison labour, indentured labour, bonded labour or otherwise.
Factories shall employ only workers who meet the applicable minimum legal age requirement or are at least 14 years of age, whichever is greater. Factories are also required to comply with all other applicable child labour laws.
Factories shall set working hours, wages and overtime pay in accordance with all applicable laws and shall pay workers, as a floor, at least the minimum legal wage or the prevailing industry wage, whichever is higher. Wages should always be enough to meet basic needs and to provide for some discretionary expenditure. While it is recognised that overtime is often required in production, factories shall plan production in ways that limit overtime to levels that sustain humane and productive working conditions.
Factories must treat workers with respect and dignity and provide them with a safe and healthy work environment, while complying with all applicable laws and regulations regarding working conditions. Factories shall ensure that no worker is subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse. Factories must be well lit and ventilated, aisles accessible, machinery maintained and hazardous materials sensibly stored and safely disposed of. Those factories providing living accommodation for their workers must keep these facilities clean and safe.
Factories shall comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations for waste management, handling and disposure of chemicals and other dangerous materials, emissions and effluent treatment.
Workers are free to form or join associations of their own choosing. Factories must not interfere with workers who wish to lawfully and peacefully associate, organise or bargain collectively. The decision whether or not to do so should be made solely by the workers.