Corporate Social Responsibility
Barride Optics wants to ensure that the products we offer our customers and partners are made in accordance with ethical acceptable principles. The Code sets our minimum standard. The goal is to constantly improve the manufacturing environment and working from an ethical and social perspective. The Code applies to all manufacturing facilities and suppliers that manufacture products for Barride Optics. The Code defines the basic rights of employees and is based on the ILO Convention.
CODE OF CONDUCT
The Barride Optics Code of Conduct goes beyond compliance with laws and regulations and is based on Barride Optics’s core values, The UN Global Compact’s ten principles and the OECD guidelines for multinational companies.
Barride Optics supports and respects the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights and ensures that the company is not complicit in human rights abuses.
Freedom of association
As local or relevant laws allows, all employees are free to form, join or not to join unions and have the right to collective bargaining when employed by Barride Optics.
Forced and compulsory labor
No form of forced or compulsory labor is tolerated by Barride Optics and all employees have the right to leave their employment as stated by contracts or local laws.
Barride Optics shall not be complicit in any form of child labor or other forms of child exploitation. No one is employed below the completion of compulsory school or under the age of 15 and no one under the age of 18 is employed for hazardous work within Barride Optics.
Barride Optics shall provide a working environment that is healthy, safe and in accordance with international standards and local laws for all employees.
Diversity amongst Barride Optics employees is a positive attribute and no one regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, parental status, marital status, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, ethnic background, social origin, social status, age, union membership or disability shall be discriminated. Harassments in the form of physical or psychological abuse are strongly prohibited within Barride Optics as are any kinds of intimidation or other threats.
Sustainable development is a key concept for Barride Optics and finite resources is avoided as often as possible. Barride Optics also has a precautionary approach towards environmental challenges whereby dangerous materials are avoided when suitable and more environmentally friendly alternatives are available.
Innovative developments in products and services that offer environmental and social benefits are as well as a greater environmental responsibility promoted and supported by Barride Optics.
Barride Optics´s reputation of honesty, integrity and responsibility must be upheld and any involvement in bribery, extortion or corruption is not tolerated by Barride Optics in any form.
When dealing with consumers, Barride Optics acts in accordance with fair business, marketing and advertising practices. Barride Optics also ensures that the goods or services it supplies meet all agreed and legal standards.
Barride Optics is conducting its activities according to applicable laws and regulations and also refraining from entering into anti-competitive agreements.
Violations to this code can result in disciplinary action.