34.1 - CORPORATE COMMITMENT TO ETHICAL TRADING (BASE)

  • Management must have knowledge of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code and Tesco Ethical Code of Practise

  • The Site must comply with Tesco requirements for ethical trade audits (where deemed necessary)

  • Management must have knowledge of all applicable local labour laws

  • A written ethical trading policy statement must be in place which must be communicated to the workforce

  • Management must be aware of their ethical risk rating (available from Tesco Technical Manager)

  • The Site must be registered with SEDEX

  • The self assessment information must be completed and kept up to date

  • If rated as a High Ethical Risk, the site must have an ethical audit conducted by a Tesco recognised auditor prior to supply and every year

  • If rated as a Medium Ethical Risk, the Site must have an ethical audit within 6 months and then every 2 years

  • All non-compliances raised in an ethical audit must be resolved within the time frames outlined in the corrective action plan

  • WGLL - the policy makes reference to the ETI Base Code and is signed by the owner or director

  • WGLL - the policy is mentioned at induction, in site newsletters and displayed on staff notice boards

  • WGLL - Protector line posters are displayed in staff areas (UK based sites).
    Site may have an equivalent process in place.

34.2 - ETI BASE CODE (BASE)

  • The Site must comply with the ETI base code

34.2.1 - ETI BASE CODE (BASE)

  • The site can demonstrate that employment is freely chosen

  • WGLL - jobs are openly advertised or open to all who meet the personal criteria

34.2.2 - ETI BASE CODE (BASE)

  • Workers are allowed freedom of association

  • WGLL - Union membership allowed and / or worker councils present

34.2.3 - ETI BASE CODE (BASE)

  • Working conditions are safe and hygienic

  • Designated persons (adequately trained) responsible for health and safety.

  • Health and safety - Risk assessments undertaken where appropriate

  • WGLL - qualified person used to assess safety risks

  • WGLL - safety committees meet and minutes kept

34.2.4 - ETI BASE CODE (BASE)

  • Worker welfare facilities adequate

  • WGLL - Changing rooms, toilets, eating areas and first aid facilities provided and well maintained

34.2.5 - ETI BASE CODE (BASE)

  • No child labour

  • WGLL - the age of all workers is known and there is a system in place to manage the work completed by under 18 year olds

34.2.6 - ETI BASE CODE (BASE)

  • Wages are enough to meet the basic needs and provide some discretionary income or comply with minimum wage legislation

  • WGLL - The site pays the minimum wage and overtime premiums

34.2.7 - ETI BASE CODE (BASE)

  • Working hours do not exceed 48 hours (unless employee has chosen to opt out)

  • WGLL - the site has a system to monitor working hours

34.2.8 - ETI BASE CODE (BASE)

  • The site operates an Equal Opportunities policy and does not discriminate on race, caste, age, gender, religion, or union membership etc.

34.2.9 - ETI BASE CODE (BASE)

  • Work is on the basis of a recognised employment relationship

  • WGLL - site has contracts of employment

34.2.10 - ETI BASE CODE (BASE)

  • No harsh our inhumane treatment of staff

  • WGLL - Site has a disciplinary, appeal and grievance procedure

34.3 - ETHICAL TRADING IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN (ASPIRATIONAL)

  • Suppliers have policies and procedures in place for managing ethical trading standards with their own suppliers

  • WGLL - a risk-based compliance programme for ethical trading standards, based on the ETI Base code, using competent and independent ethical auditors, and managed through the SEDEX website

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