This Lota Social Responsibility Code of Conduct (hereafter referred as Code of Conduct) is applicable to Lota and to any supplier/sub-contractor, sub-supplier that provides goods and services to Lota (hereafter referred as suppliers). The Code of Conduct states the basic requirements which Lota and its supplier shall comply during business activities. Lota reserves the right to revise the requirements in this Code of Conduct and expects the supplier to accept such changes.
Legal compliance: Lota and suppliers shall act in full compliance with all applicable national and local laws (including but not limited to labor, health and safety, fire protection and environment related laws).
Child Labor and young workers: No child labor. Minimum legal age for employment is 16, which is the minimum working age in China or the minimum age to complete compulsory education. Proper use of young workers (16-18 years old) is encouraged.
Force and compulsory labor: No compulsory, bonded, indentured, trafficked, slave or prison labor. All work must be voluntary and workers shall be free to leave work or terminate their employment with reasonable notice. Workers shall not be required to pay a deposit or surrender any government-issued identification.
Business ethics: Lota and suppliers shall strictly comply with Lota’s policy of anti-corruption and anti-bribery. Documents and records related to Lota business are not manipulated.
Environment protection: Lota and suppliers shall act in accordance with national and local environmental laws and regulations, including laws and regulations related to exhaust emission, solid waste treatment, wastewater discharge, noise emission, normative use of chemicals, water conservation, hazardous and toxic substance.
Health and safety, fire protection: Workers are to be provided with safe and healthy working environment and accommodations (if applicable). Lota and suppliers shall take appropriate precautions and provide workers with the training of health and safety, fire protection in workplace. To prevent injuries in workplace, appropriate personal protective equipment shall be provided to workers for free.
Working hours and wages: Lota and its suppliers shall act in compliance with national laws about working hours and social security. Workers should be paid wages which are not less than the legal minimum, overtime compensation, benefits and insurance. It’s encouraged to provide workers with wages and benefits which can meet their basic needs, and incomes at their disposal. Lota and suppliers shall provide accident insurance to all workers.
Freedom of association: Lota and suppliers respect the workers’ right to join or not join an association, as far as the association is permitted by law. Lota and supplier shall not illegally intervene, hinder or prevent workers to join the legal association and participate in relevant activities.
Harassment and disciplinary: Lota and supplier shall treat workers with respect and dignity. Workers shall not be suffered corporal punishment, or any physical, gender, mental, verbal harassment and insult. Lota and suppliers shall not engage in, support or allow the use of corporal punishment, threats of violence or other forms of mental or physical coercion, and not make use of public warning and punishment systems. Lota and suppliers shall provide workers with channels to appeal and ensure the confidentiality.
Discrimination: Lota and suppliers recognize and respect cultural difference. When determining the recruiting, wages and benefits, promotion and punishment, dismissal and retirement, judge by workers’ job performance and working competence rather than personality.
Purchasing: Suppliers shall comply with the commitment of not subcontracting as in supply agreement.
Confidentiality: Lota and suppliers shall keep the confidentiality of client information, commercial secrets and Lota’s proprietary information (including nonpublic, unobtainable, or undeterminable information). Lota’s intellectual property rights are to be respected and protected.
Supervision and implementation: Lota will take active actions independently or under third party’s support to ensure the implementation of this Code of Conduct, for example, take inspection of production facilities with advance notice or without notice. Relevant documents about the implementation of this Code of Conduct should be recorded and provided on request.
If you have any doubt on above clauses or want to report, please contact:
? Feedback Channels to Lota Inside: 0592-6666256 or Email: email@example.com;
? Feedback Channels to Suppliers: 0592-6228113 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.