This Code of Conduct is applicable to all factories, suppliers, their subcontractors and other business partners that do business with Tangla Lighting and Living.
Our business concept is to offer a wide range of Lighting and Living products with a high quality at the best price. Quality also means that our products must be manufactured in a way that is environmentally and socially sustainable. We have a responsibility towards everyone who contributes to our success. We are therefore committed to work closely with our suppliers and business partners to achieve a long-term, sustainable social and environmental standard in all the factories that manufacture our products. This Code of Conduct specifies what we require from our suppliers, their subcontractors and other business partners in order to fulfil our commitment. It is the responsibility of our suppliers and other business partners to inform their subcontractors about Tangla Lighting and Living Code of Conduct and its Policy.
Child Labour Is Not Accepted
Tangla Lighting and Living does not accept child labor. Our suppliers, their subcontractors and other business partners must take the necessary preventive measures to ensure that it does not employ anyone below the legal age of employment. We recognize the rights of every child to be protected from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be hazardous or to interfere with the child's education, or to be harmful to the child's health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development.
Tangla Lighting and Living do not accept any forms of forced labor and we do not accept the use of prison labor or illegal labor in the production of goods. The employer must not require the employee to submit his/her identification documents. Workers employed through an agent or contractor are the responsibility of the supplier and other business partners, and are thus covered by this Code. Every employee shall be treated with respect and dignity. Under no circumstances do we accept the use by our suppliers, their subcontractors or other business partners of humiliating or corporal punishment, and no employee shall be subject to physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse. All employees have the right to form or join associations of their own choosing, and to bargain collectively. No employee shall be discriminated against in employment or occupation on the grounds of sex, race, colour, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, or disability. All employees are entitled to a written employment contract, stipulating the employment terms and conditions. The employer has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are aware of their legal rights and obligations. Wages must be paid regularly, on time, and must reflect the experience, qualifications and performance of the employee. Ordinary working hours must not exceed the legal limit and shall never exceed 48 hour per week. Overtime work must always be voluntary and compensated in accordance with the law. Piece-rate work should not be exempted from the right to overtime compensation. Employees are entitled to at least one day off in every seven-day period.
Health And Safety
We require our suppliers and other business partners to make employees' safety a priority at all times. No hazardous equipment in any form or unsafe buildings are accepted. Emergency exits on all floors must be clearly marked, well-lit and unblocked all the way out of the building. Evacuation through emergency exits must always be possible during working hours. Everyone working on the premises, including managers and guards, must be regularly trained in how to act in case of fire or other emergency. Regular evacuation drills for all employees are required; evacuation plans and firefighting equipment must be in place. The employer must work proactively to avoid accidents causing harm to any employee in the workplace. Relevant first aid equipment must be available and where legally required a doctor or nurse should be available during working hours.
If the factory provides housing facilities for its employees, the requirements regarding fire safety and cleanliness should also cover the dormitory. The dormitory must be separated from the workplace and have a separate entrance. Employees should have free access to the dormitory.
The environment is of increasing concern globally and Tangla Lighting and Living expects its suppliers and other business partners to act responsibly in this respect. Our suppliers must comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations. The company must have the relevant environmental permits and licenses for its operations. Chemicals used must be in compliance with the Chemical Restrictions for the relevant product type. Chemical containers must be properly labelled and safely stored. Any waste and in particular hazardous waste must be taken care of in a responsible manner and in accordance with local law.