Our Code of Conduct describes our business principles, which are fundamental in the partnerships with our suppliers. Although we realize that cultures around the world have different standards and values, some are universally valid and applicable to all our activities. We work with suppliers who share our Code of Conduct as part of their particular culture and who share these also with their suppliers.
All suppliers must operate in accordance with the laws of the countries in which they operate. No supplier will not engage in forced labor or labor which involves physical or mental abuse or any form of corporal punishment.
Employees must complete the minimum age for working in any specific country and not less than 14 years, whichever is greater.
No distinction is made, we are open to recruitment, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on gender, age, religion, race, disability, national origin, membership of Union and / or sexual orientation.
Wages and benefits must be fully comparable with local standards, they must comply with all local laws and must conform to the general principle. Deductions from salaries are not reported.
Suppliers must ensure that regular working hours or overtime do not exceed the legal maximum according to local legislation. Overtime should only be performed on a voluntary basis and must be paid at a premium rate.
All workers should be free to join associations of their own choosing, and should have the right to collective bargaining. Disciplinary action against workers who choose to peacefully and lawfully organize or join an association is inadmissible.
Suppliers must provide a safe and healthy workplace to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, related to or arising during the work. Suppliers must ensure that products (textiles, clothing, trimmings, packaging, hangers, etc.) Do not contain hazardous materials (including azo dyes, PCP cadmium, chromium, copper, formaldehyde, lead, nickel) to higher concentrations than permitted and / or as described in the manual production of altex.gr, providing a regular basis. Suppliers must ensure to follow REACH.
The Supplier agrees to maintain the file of the relevant documents that may be required to demonstrate compliance with this Code of Conduct, and further agrees to proceed with the disposal of these documents available to the altex.gr or Chartered Accountant designated upon application.
Procedures and standards for waste management, handling and destruction of chemicals and other dangerous materials, emissions and effluent treatment must meet or exceed minimum legal requirements.