Fair Trade Policy and Ethical Commitment
Our Model of Sustainability
The principles governing Peru Etniko Ltd. commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility include: good faith in relationships with stakeholders and society at large; an ongoing dialogue with our Employees, Business partners, Suppliers, Customers and social organisations; and, finally, transparency in our business activities generally, and, specifically, in the development of our sustainability strategy.
Internal Code of Conduct gives us a framework for action and influences all of our activities in manufacturing, distribution and sales worldwide.
Fair Prices for the entire business chain, from materials that are processed for our products until the customer receives the product in the comfort of their home.
Peru Etniko Ltd. was one of the first Peruvian companies to adopt a Model of Sustainability and Ethical Commitment.
Internal Code of Conduct
Peru Etniko Ltd. does not employ anyone who is below the legal age.
No-one who is employed at Peru Etniko Ltd. is discriminated against because of their race, physical disability, religion, age, nationality or sex.
The employees of Peru Etniko Ltd. have their right recognised to associate or organise themselves or to bargain collectively.
At Peru Etniko Ltd. no form of physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse is permitted.
The salary received by Peru Etniko Ltd. employees is in accordance with the function performed, always respecting the pacts of each sector.
Peru Etniko Ltd. guarantees that its employees perform their work in safe and healthy workplaces.
Peru Etniko Ltd. makes sure that each and every one of its business partners fulfils the contents of the paragraphs of this Code on customers and employees.
The suppliers of Peru Etniko Ltd. are bound to comply with the contents of the employees and customers paragraphs of this Code. Likewise, they permit any monitoring by Peru Etniko Ltd., or authorised third parties, to verify their compliance.
Peru Etniko Ltd. undertakes to offer to all its customers a standard of excellence in all its products; at the same time, it guarantees that its products do not entail a risk to their health or safety.
Peru Etniko Ltd. undertakes to collaborate with the local and national communities in which it operates. To guarantee adequate introduction and subsequent mamagement of the Code of Conduct in the chain of production.
We believe that in the course of doing business, Peru Etniko Ltd. must implement sustainable development standards that promote environmental protection, ensure that resources are properly managed and meet society's needs.
To put these goals into practice, we are committed to complying with and enforcing compliance with the following principles, which define our environmental policy:
1- We are committed to taking environmental issues into account when planning and carrying out our activities and those of our business partners, and encouraging environmental awareness among employees, suppliers and the public.
Animal Welfare Policy
All products of animal origin sold in our website, including fur and leather, come exclusively from farm-reared animals raised for food and never from animals sacrificed exclusively for their fur or skin.
Code of conduct for suppliers
After the incorporation by Peru Etniko Ltd. of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) in 2008, Peru Etniko Ltd. undertook to incorporate its Base Code to the Code of Conduct for suppliers.
No forced labour.
Peru Etniko Ltd. shall not allow any form of forced or involuntary labour in the production centres and/or facilities of its suppliers and their subcontractors.
Suppliers and their subcontractors may not require their employees to make any kind of “deposits”, nor are they entitled to retain their identity papers.
Suppliers and their subcontractors shall acknowledge the right of their employees to leave their employer after reasonable notice.
No child labour.
Suppliers and their subcontractors shall not employ minors. The Peruvian legislation defines minors as those persons under the age of 18.
Where the existence of any form of child labour is detected in the production centres and/or facilities of Suppliers and their subcontractors, protocols designed for the suppression thereof must be applied, and educational programmes ensuring the suppression of any form of exclusion of minors until they attain the minimum labour age required must be developed.
Suppliers and their subcontractors shall not apply any type of discriminatory practice as regards the recruitment, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination of the employment agreement or retirement, based on race, caste, creed, nationality, religion, age, physical or mental disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation and/or union membership or political affiliation.
Respect for freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Suppliers and their subcontractors shall ensure that their employees, without distinction, have the right of association, union membership and collective bargaining. No retaliation may arise from the exercise of such right and no remuneration or payment whatsoever may be offered to the employees in order to hinder the exercise of such right.
Suppliers and their subcontractors shall adopt an open and collaborative attitude towards the activities of Trade Unions.
Workers´ representatives shall be protected from discrimination and shall be free to carry out their representative functions in their workplace.
Where the Rights to Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining are restricted under Law, the appropriate channels to ensure a reasonable and independent exercise of such rights must be designed.
No harsh or inhumane treatment.
Suppliers and their subcontractors shall treat their employees with dignity and respect. Under no circumstances shall physical punishment, sexual or racial harassment, verbal or power abuse or any other form of harassment or intimidation be permitted.
Safe and hygienic working conditions.
Suppliers and their subcontractors shall provide a safe and healthy workplace to their employees, ensuring minimum conditions of light, ventilation, hygiene, fire prevention, safety measures, and access to a drinking water supply.
Workers shall have access to clean toilets facilities and drinking water. Where necessary, facilities for food storage shall be provided.
Accommodation, where provided, shall be clean and safe.
Suppliers and their subcontractors shall take the required steps to prevent accidents and injuries to health of their workers, by minimizing as much as possible, the risks inherent to work.
Suppliers and their subcontractors shall provide their workers with regular training in the matter of health and safety at work. The company shall keep an appropriate record of the training courses done.
Suppliers and their subcontractors shall appoint a person in charge of health and safety within the Management, duly authorised and with the appropriate decision taking power.
Wages are paid.
Suppliers and their subcontractors shall ensure that wages paid for a standard working week shall meet at least the minimum legal or collective bargain agreement, whichever is higher. In any event, wages should always be enough to meet at least the basic needs of workers and their families and any other which might be considered as reasonable additional needs.
Suppliers and their subcontractors shall not proceed to any withholdings and/or deductions from wages for disciplinary purposes, nor for any reasons other than those provided in the applicable regulations, without the express authorisation of workers.
Suppliers and their subcontractors shall provide all workers with: written and understandable information about their wages conditions upon their recruitment, and information about the particulars of their wages every time that these are paid.
Suppliers and their subcontractors shall also ensure that wages and any other allowances or benefits are paid on time and rendered in full compliance with all applicable laws and specifically, that payments are made in the manner that best suits the workers.
Working hours are not excessive.
Suppliers and their subcontractors shall adjust the length of the working day to the provisions of the applicable laws or of the collective bargain agreement for the sector in question, should this latter afford greater protection for the workers.
At no event shall Suppliers and their subcontractors require their employees to work, as a rule of thumb, in excess of 48 hours a week and workers shall be granted at least one day off for every 7 calendar day period on average.
Overtime shall be voluntary, shall not exceed 12 hours per week, shall not be demanded on a regular basis and shall always be compensated at a premium rate, pursuant to the provisions of the prevailing regulations in force.
Suppliers and their subcontractors shall be duly committed at all times to protect the environment and shall comply, at least, with the standards and requirements of the applicable Local and International Laws and Regulations.
Suppliers and their subcontractors undertake that all the employment formulas they use are part of the ordinary labour practice and the applicable local laws.
Suppliers and their subcontractors shall not impair the rights of workers acknowledged under the labour and social security laws and regulations by using schemes of: subcontracting, homeworking, training and apprenticeship contracts or any other like formula which prevents promotion of regular employment in the framework or regular employment relationships.