Raysafe Workwear is committed to developing and maintaining a significant role in our industry by subscribing to high standards of ethical conduct. We understand that we have a corporate and social responsibility. This is as much in our supply chain as it is in our own everyday activities. We continually seek products and services that are ethically produced. We do this by endeavouring to work with all our suppliers, which in turn influence's our social, ethical and environmental performance. We have and always take this ongoing conduct and responsibility as a key part of our performance as a company.

In Addition our Internal supply Sydney Australia factory complies fully with the outlined Ethical Standards.

Preferred Suppliers and Legal Requirements All suppliers must fully comply with all local laws and regulations regarding labour, health, safety and the environment. Suppliers must also fully comply with the legal requirements of the countries in which they operate in addition to all elements of this Ethical Standards Policy. We look for external suppliers who demonstrate a commitment to implementing policies and practices consistent with our own. We believe these considerations to be the platform from which responsible behaviours can be built.

Child Labour External suppliers must not use child labour. Child labour is defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, the opportunity to attend school and fulfil their potential and that is harmful to their physical, moral and mental development. Suppliers shall verify the age of their workers and maintain workers proof of age. Children and persons under the age of 18 must not engage in hazardous work.

Freely Chosen Suppliers must not engage in forced, bonded or involuntary labour. Workers must not be required to lodge deposits or their identity papers with employers and are free to leave their employer after reasonable notice.

Wages and Benefits Suppliers must provide wages and benefits that comply with all local laws and regulations. Pay shall be calculated at the legally required rate. All workers shall be provided with written and understandable information about their employment conditions in respect to wages before they start employment and about every pay period concerned or each time they are paid.

All disciplinary measures must be recorded, and deductions from wages as a disciplinary measure are not permitted. Overtime must be paid at a higher rate if legally required, or at least the regular hourly rate.

Working Hours Working hours must comply with national laws. Suppliers shall guarantee breaks and days off in compliance with applicable laws. Workers must not work above the maximum hours per week or per month or a total of 60 hours per 7 day week - as per ETI clause 6.5. Workers must have one day off in 7 days. Overtime must be voluntary, not be excessive or be demanded regularly and paid in compliance with local laws.

Regular Employment To every extent possible work performed must be on the basis of a recognised employment relationship established through national law. Obligations to employees under labour or social security laws arising from the regular employment relationship shall not be avoided through the use of labour only contracting, sub-contracting or home-working arrangements, or through apprenticeship schemes where there is no real intent to impart skills or provide regular employment, nor shall any such obligations be avoided through the excessive use of fixed term contracts of employment.

Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining Suppliers must acknowledge that workers, without distinction, have the right to join or form trade unions of their own choosing and to bargain collectively. Workers representatives must not be discriminated against and must have access to carry out their representative functions in the workplace.

Safe and Hygienic Conditions Suppliers shall provide a safe and hygienic working environment. Adequate steps shall be taken to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, associated with, or occurring in the course of work, by minimising, so far as is reasonably practicable, the causes of hazards inherent in the working environment.

Suppliers shall also provide continuous monitoring to ensure compliance with applicable legislation.

Suppliers shall ensure that personal protective safety equipment is available where required and that workers are adequately trained in its use.

Inhumane treatment Harsh or inhumane is not to be allowed. Workers shall be treated with dignity and respect. Physical abuse or discipline, the threat of physical abuse, sexual or other harassment and verbal abuse or other forms of intimidation must be prohibited.

We expect suppliers to have sound labour practices; we expect them to treat their employees fairly, in accordance with local laws and regulations relating to labour and employment.

Discrimination There is to be no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, union membership or political affiliation.

Immigration Law Compliance Suppliers must only employ workers who have a legal right to work, including workers obtained through an employment agency. Worker's legal rights to work must be validated by reviewing original documentation prior to commencement of work.

Supply Chain and Sub-Contracting There must be no sub-contracting unless previously approved by Raysafe Workwear. Such arrangements must be documented and available for review by Raysafe Workwear

Or an independent auditor. Sub-contracting is described as Off site contracting by Direct suppliers to produce products in their final form, part form or any substitute service involved in either.

Suppliers must have adequate policies and procedures in place for proper management of sub-contarctors to ensure that they operate in accordance with applicable laws and Raysafe Workwear Ethical Standards Policy.

Environment Suppliers must comply with local and national environmental laws and regulations, ensuring no impact on the health of the local environment and community. Suppliers must use reasonable endeavours to comply with international standards on environmental protection and have programs for continual innovation.

Suppliers must ensure safe disposal of waste and safe use of and disposal of chemicals, and maximise recycling.

Business Integrity and Policies Suppliers must engage professional business ethics in all dealings. Bribes, favours, benefits or other similar unlawful or improper payments, in cash, are strictly prohibited, whether given to obtain business or otherwise. Any form of conflict of interest concerning Raysafe Workwear contracts must be reported immediately to Raysafe Workwear on becoming apparent.

Appropriate documentation and policies must be in place to ensure effective ethical management practices.