Ethical Trading Policy

At Tutelar Security we believe strongly in ethical principles and good stewardship. We are therefore proud to confirm we work to adhere to the Ethical Trade Initiative Base Code in the following way :

  • All employment is freely chosen.
  • Working conditions are safe and hygienic.
  • Child labour is not used.
  • Wages are fair and comparable to industry standard and exceed the minimum wage.
  • Deductions from wages as a disciplinary measure shall not be permitted.
  • Working hours are not excessive.
  • No discrimination is practised.
  • Regular employment is provided for those who are employed on a permanent contract.
  • No harsh or inhuman treatment is allowed.
  • No bribery, corruption, blackmailing or bullying is permitted.

We also ask suppliers to affirm in writing to us that their businesses are also built on these ethical criteria. We expect our practices to develop in order to be able to offer strong guarantees to our customers that the services they receive from us have been ethically designed, managed and implemented.

All of our suppliers are committed to our Ethical Trading Policy and those that violate it jeopardise any future relationship and entitle The Company to terminate current contracts.

Policy Statement

The Company recognises that our business activities have the potential to impact on our suppliers and our locality. As a socially responsible business our suppliers, local community and customers have a right to expect:

  • Our workers work in an environment which is hygienic and safe and regularly risk assessed
  • All workers involved in the delivery of services provided by the Company are treated with full consideration to their basic human rights and Equality Act 2010.
  • The Company and management act in an ethical, professional and respectful manner above and beyond basic legal requirements.
  • The Company is therefore committed to implementing the principles of the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code (although we are not members of the ETI).
  • This policy sets out our commitment to its suppliers and customer’s

Our commitment to suppliers, service providers and customers

The Company recognises that our ethical and social performance and reputation is a key part of our overall commercial success.

Workers

We are committed to ensuring that our employment practices and the enforcement of corporate regulations ensure the protection of the rights of all those who work for us. In many areas we aim to operate above the minimum standards required by law to ensure our employees are safe, rewarded and valued. As we of course expand and become larger we will be able to offer more opportunities for our staff.

Customers

The Company is committed to demonstrating its ethical and social responsibility credentials to enable customers to make informed choices about whose services they purchase.

Suppliers

We are committed to monitoring social standards in our supply chain and we encourage our suppliers to operate to the same ethical standards we employ ourselves.

Code of Practice

This Code of Practice applies to:

Staff directly employed by the Group on a permanent, temporary or Associate basis who work on our premises or to undertake work for or on behalf of the Company.

No forced, bonded or involuntary labour shall be used

  • All employment with the Company is freely chosen.
  • Staff are free to leave after their contractual, reasonable notice.

No child labour shall be used

  • There shall be no recruitment of child labour.
  • Children or persons under 16 are not employed at any time, day or night.
  • Children or persons under 18 are not employed full-time.

Working conditions are safe and hygienic

  • The Company takes adequate measures to prevent accidents and minimise potential hazards.
  • Staff receive health & safety training.
  • Staff have unrestricted access to toilet facilities and drinking water.
  • The Company has a published Health & Safety Policy

Working hours and remuneration are reasonable and comparable to other companies in our sector and regular employment is provided.

  • Staff pay rates are above the national legal minimum standards.
  • Staff are not forced to work in excess of 48 hours per week, a voluntary opt-out agreement is available for those wishing to work in excess of 48 hours per week.
  • Staff are provided with annual leave usually beyond the Working Time Regulations stipulations
  • Staff are given written terms and conditions of engagement
  • No deductions are made from wages as a disciplinary measure, and pay slips detailing lawful deductions are provided for each pay period.

No discrimination is practised:

  • There is no discrimination in pay, recruitment, access to training, promotion, and termination of employment on the grounds of race, nationality, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or union membership.
  • Opportunities for personal and career development are available to all employees.
  • No harassment, threats, abuse or intimidation shall be practised. Physical, verbal and sexual threats, abuse, harassment or intimidation is expressly prohibited and grounds for summary dismissal, if proved.

Organisation

The Directors of the Company have overall responsibility for all aspects of ethical trading at work within the business.

Improvement

The Company is keen to learn from others and would welcome ideas or recommendations regarding our policy and practice by contacting us.

Date   15/12/2018