Our code of conduct outlines the minimum standards of ethical and responsible behaviour which must be met by Deiji and the manufacturers of products sold by Deiji.
1.No Forced Labour
Deiji bans any form of forced or involuntary labour within our business, and manufacturers and suppliers. Employees are not required to make any form of “deposits”, nor are employers allowed to retain employees’ identity documents. Deiji and our manufacturers must respect the right of their employees to leave their jobs after reasonable notice.
2. No Child Labour
Deiji, our manufacturers and suppliers are not allowed to employ minors (defined as children under the age of 16). In cases where local legislation stipulates a higher minimum age, the higher limit shall apply.
3. No Discrimination
Deiji & their factories agree that any hiring, dismissal, allocation of work, wages or promotions - are made without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or other similar factors (pregnancy, political opinion or affiliation, social status, etc.).
4. Freedom of Association & Collective Bargaining
Deiji and their manufacturers are to respect the decision of any employee to choose whether or not to join a workers’ association or union. Both the facility and the workers shall ensure they conduct themselves in accordance with all relevant laws in this regard.
5. No Inhumane Treatment or Bullying.
Deiji, as well as their manufacturers and suppliers must treat their employees with the utmost dignity and respect. Under no circumstances will physical punishment, sexual or racial harassment, verbal or power abuse or any other form of harassment or intimidation be permitted.
6. Safety and Hygiene
Deiji, and their manufacturers and suppliers shall provide a safe and healthy workplace to their employees. Good conditions of light, ventilation, hygiene, fire prevention, are essential, as well as up to date safety measures and access to a drinking water supply. Workers shall have access to clean toilets facilities and drinking water. Accommodation, where provided, shall be clean and safe. Deiji and its manufacturers and suppliers shall implement safe work procedures to minimise any workplace injury.
Deiji and its manufacturers must ensure proper compensation for their employees for all the work done, and in compliance with the local and national laws of the jurisdiction in which they are located. This includes overtime premiums or holiday pay, as well as any other allowances or benefits, including any mandatory social insurance, required by local law. Deiji and its manufacturers and suppliers are not allowed to deduct or withhold wages for disciplinary purposes.
We acknowledge that the wage received for a standard workweek by any worker is enough to allow a decent living standard for them and their family. This should cover costs of food, water, accomodation, education, medical care, clothing, transport and any other essential needs.
8. Hours of Work
Deiji and its manufacturers and suppliers hours of work must comply with the limitations required by their respective countries’ local laws.
Overtime must be voluntary and cannot interfere with the health and safety of the staff member in question. This must also be remunerated at the applicable premium.
9. Compliance with local Laws
Deiji and all suppliers must conduct their business in compliance with all local laws and workplace regulations. This covers all labor and employment laws of those jurisdictions, as well as laws governing the conduct of business in general, including rules and standards of ethics dealing with corruption and transparency, and any relevant environmental laws.
10. Environmental Policy
Deiji and its suppliers must adhere to practises outlined in the Deiji Environmental Policy. Standards and requirements of the applicable local and international environmental Laws and Regulations must be respected at all times.
Deiji and its manufacturers and suppliers must freely communicate this Code to all employees and those in any way involved in the Deiji supply chain.
‘May I be free of suffering; may I be at peace. May you be free of suffering; may you be at peace. May all beings be free of suffering; may all beings be at peace.’