Best Practice & Ethical Sourcing
Hotsprings are proud members of Sedex, Australian Trusted Trader and Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI).
Hotsprings recognise our role and responsibilities in protecting human rights across our supply chain thru ethical and sustainable business engagement with our supply chain partners whilst incorporating a commitment to upholding the United Nations Guiding Principles on business and human rights.
Our membership of SEDEX who are a global membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices across global supply chains, supports our commitment to manage responsible sourcing whilst enabling improved protection of workers working conditions and their environment.
Hotsprings and its Brands are fully committed to ensure the well being of all workers across our Supply Chain. We are collaborating with our vendors to ensure they comply with appropriate national, regional and international laws, regulations and conventions within the countries in which they operate, where workers must always have the benefits of safe working conditions and be treated with dignity and respect at all times.
As a foundation member of the ETI, Hotsprings actively works with its supply chain partners to develop and improve business models that will meet the United Nations Guiding Principals on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). As our Ethical and Social Compliance journey continues with our supply chain partners to conduct their business operations to the requirements of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) base code as set out below as minimum requirements whilst also improving sustainability and environmental standards.
The ETI is the most progressive globally recognised foundation that influence, train and support businesses to act responsibly and promote best practise in ethical trading. The ETI are aligned with respected and productive NGO’s such as Oxfam which allows us to build on our current and productive Sedex membership.
We have a total commitment to having our Supply Chain working with us and the ETI and SEDEX in achieving our goals reflected in the ETI Vision of ensuring workers the provision of decent work, ensuring protection for the vulnerable, access to rights, a living wage and dignity for all, free from exploitation and abuse whilst providing opportunity for personal growth.
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ETI Base code:
1. Employment is freely chosen
2. Freedom of association
3. Working conditions are safe and hygienic
4. Child labour shall not be used
5. Living wages are paid
6. Working hours are not excessive
7. No discrimination is practiced
8. Regular employment is provided
9. No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed