Oppigårds Bryggeri’s Code of Conduct for suppliers
Companies supplying Oppigårds Bryggeri with products or services shall comply with the requirements of the Code of Conduct. Oppigårds Bryggeri also expects all suppliers to work towards that their own suppliers of both goods and services can follow our Code of Conduct.
1. Legal requirements
1.1 As a general rule suppliers to Oppigårds Bryggeri must comply with all applicable national laws and industry minimum standards. Should the provisions of national law and the requirements of this Code of Conduct differ the highest standard shall apply.
Conditions at the workplace
2. Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
2.1 Employees shall without exception have the right to join or establish trade unions by
their own choice and to bargain collectively.
2.2 The supplier shall not discriminate against trade union representatives or prevent them
from doing trade union work or limiting their access to their members in the workplace.
2.3 If such rights are limited by law, the supplier shall facilitate, and in no way hinder,
parallel mechanisms for free and independent association and bargaining.
3.1 The supplier shall not engage in or support discrimination in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on nationality, race, caste, ethnic and national origin, religion, age, gender, marital status, family responsibilities, social background, sexual orientation, trade union membership or political affiliation.
4. Working Hours
4.1 Suppliers shall ensure that workers are not required to work more than 48 regular hours per week. Applicable national laws, industry benchmark standards or collective agreements are not to be interpreted within the international framework set out by the ILO. Exceptions stated by ILO Convention No 1, article 2 and collective bargaining agreements by trade unions with an employers’ association are allowed.
5. Occupational Health and Safety
5.1 Suppliers shall, in the light of national conditions and practice, and in consultation with the most representative organisations of employers and workers, formulate, implement and periodically review a coherent national policy on occupational safety, occupational
health and the working environment.
5.2 The aim of the policy shall be to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked 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.
5.3 The work with occupational health and safety shall be done in collaboration between management and employee representatives, in order to reach a long-term safe and healthy workplace.
5.4 If needed, effective personnel protective equipment shall be provided all employees free of charge.
6. Child Labour
6.1 Children under the age of 15 (14 in certain countries) shall not engage in labour that may be detrimental to their health, obstruct local compulsory education defined by law or restrict their rights to play and free time.
6.2 Children under the age of 18 shall not engage in labour that is hazardous to their health, safety, or morals. This includes night work.
6.3 Young workers between 15 and 18 have the right to special protection, for instance they may not work during night time or reside in hazardous work places. Their work may not impair possibilities of education, and their right to grievance mechanisms shall be given extra attention.
7. Regular employment
7.1 We prefer to work with suppliers who have permanent employees who work for and are
paid directly by our supplier. Permanent employees do not have a predetermined end date to employment. In addition to their wages, they often receive benefits like
subsidized health care, paid vacations, holidays, sick time, and contributions to a retirement plan. This is a big factor considering suppliers to work with. Conditions outside the workplace
8. Protection of the environment
8.1 The local environment at the production site shall not be excessively exploited or degraded by pollution. Hazardous chemicals and other harmful substances shall be carefully managed.
8.2 Suppliers should be aware of its pollutant emissions and constantly work in order to reduce the same.
8.3 Our suppliers shall have the farmers realize the importance of biodiversity, which refers to the variety of plants, animals and microorganisms above and below the soil within an ecosystem. Farms are their own ecosystems. A change in this delicate system can have wide-reaching effects so farmers understand that the decisions they make on their land must be considered carefully.
8.4 Our suppliers must have a dialogue with farmers regarding recognizing that pesticides are potent toxins, designed to kill organisms across the biological spectrum. Many of them emerged from research on chemical warfare. The use of pesticides may be for good
reasons: to control weeds, insects, rodents, and other pests. But given their origin, toxicity, and broad – even profligate – application, their risks should be presumed.
Farmers shall use such chemicals sparingly and constantly move toward more modern, non-chemical options for controlling pests.
8.5 Our suppliers and their farmers must be aware of the harmful effects of chemical fertilizers. It is critical that they constantly evaluate and make sure there are not any excessive use of it.
8.6 Suppliers shall constantly work with energy efficiency measures and reduce its carbon footprint. An awareness of the importance to do so and tools how to shall be found throughout the organisation.
8.7 Environmental aspects shall be taken into consideration throughout the production and
distribution chain, from the production of raw materials to the sale of end user products and shall not be limited to the supplier’s own operations and sub suppliers. As far as possible, local, regional and global environmental issues shall be considered.
9. Ethical Business Behaviour
9.1 Suppliers shall not be involved in any act of corruption, extortion, or embezzlement, nor in any form of bribery including – the promising, offering, giving or accepting of any improper monetary or other incentive.