Ethical Trading Policy
Law Distribution Limited recognizes the significance of its commercial activities on not just its financial performance, but also on its suppliers and the community it operates in. The company acknowledges that its actions and decisions can have a direct and indirect impact on the people and environment surrounding its operations. With this understanding, Law Distribution Limited has implemented an ethical trading policy that guides all its business dealings and ensures that it operates in a responsible and sustainable manner. This policy encompasses various aspects, such as fair treatment of suppliers, compliance with labor laws and human rights, protection of the environment, and responsible sourcing of materials. By adhering to this policy, Law Distribution Limited strives to maintain its reputation as a responsible and trustworthy business, while contributing positively to the local community and the wider environment.
Law Distribution - Ethical Trading Policy
Law Distribution Limited recognizes that our commercial activities have the potential to impact our suppliers and our locality.
As socially responsible businesses our suppliers, local community, and customers have a right to expect:
- Products sourced by Law Distribution Limited are produced under working conditions that are hygienic and safe.
- All workers involved in the delivery of services provided by Law Distribution Limited are treated with full consideration to their basic human rights.
- Law Distribution Limited acts in an ethical manner above and beyond basic legal requirements.
This policy sets out Law Distribution Limited’s commitment to its suppliers and customers; setting out the measures we are taking to ensure that we are acting in an ethical manner.
To that end, the employees and board members shall dedicate themselves to carrying out the mission of this organization and shall:
- Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public in the performance of professional duties.
- Act in such a manner as to uphold and enhance personal and professional honor, integrity, and the dignity of the profession.
- Treat with respect and consideration all persons, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, maternity, marital or family status, disability, age, or national origin.
- Build professional reputations on the merit of services and refrain from competing unfairly with others.
- Accept as a personal duty the responsibility to keep up to date on emerging issues and to conduct themselves with professional competence, fairness, impartiality, efficiency, and effectiveness.
- Conduct organizational and operational duties with positive leadership exemplified by open communication, creativity, dedication, and compassion.
- Demonstrate the highest standards of personal integrity, truthfulness, honesty, and fortitude in all activities in order to inspire confidence and trust in such activities.
- Respect and protect privileged information to which they have access in the course of their business.
- Strive for personal and professional excellence and encourage the professional development of others.
At Law Distribution Limited we believe in ethical principles and good stewardship. We, therefore, guarantee that we trade according to the following Ethical Trading Criteria:
- All employment is freely chosen.
- Working conditions are safe and hygienic.
- Child labor is not used.
- Wages are fair and comparable to industry standards and will always exceed the minimum wage.
- Deductions from wages as a disciplinary measure shall not be permitted.
- Working hours are not excessive.
- No discrimination is practiced.
- Regular employment is provided for those who are employed on a permanent contract.
- No harsh, cruel or degrading treatment or practices are allowed.
- No bribery, corruption, blackmailing, or bullying is permitted.
- Third-party suppliers and buyers are both free to sell and buy from any number of other businesses. No restrictions, as a way of guaranteeing business, are allowed.
We also ask all our suppliers to affirm in writing to us that their businesses are also built on these ethical criteria.
This policy is reviewed and updated on an annual basis.