We at GORD Systems Services (in further text “GORD”) believe it is appropriate to restate in the public the principles upon which we are doing our business. This Policy is based on the International Labor Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
GORD operates in full compliance with the laws and all other applicable laws, rules and regulations related to labor, worker health and safety, and the environment (set below as “Employment Practices”).
Forced Labor - There shall not be any use of forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or otherwise.
Child Labor - No person shall be employed at an age younger than the legal age for employment in the country. GORD also complies with restrictions in national laws on hazardous work by employees under age 18. No person shall knowingly be employed at an age younger than the age for completing compulsory education. No young worker under the age of 18 shall knowingly be exposed to situations in or outside of the workplace that are likely to jeopardize their health, safety or morals.
Harassment or Abuse - Workers shall be treated with respect and dignity. Workers shall not be subject to any physical, verbal, sexual or psychological harassment or abuse in connection with their employment.
Health and Safety - GORD shall provide a safe and sanitary working environment in order to avoid preventable work-related accidents and injuries. Where dormitory or other housing for its workers is provided, such facilities shall be operated in a safe and sanitary manner, and in compliance with applicable national laws governing such facilities.
Nondiscrimination - Workers should be employed and compensated based upon their ability to perform their job, and not personal characteristics or beliefs. No worker shall be subject to discrimination in violation of applicable law related to hiring, training, compensation, promotion, termination or retirement.
Workers should not be discriminated against in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, union membership, political affiliation or age.
Women and men shall receive equal numeration for work of equal value, equal evaluation of the quality of their work and equal opportunities to fill all open positions.
Wages and Benefits – GORD is aware that wages are essential to meeting their employees' basic needs, and shall pay workers for all work completed and shall pay as a floor at least the minimum wage required by law and shall provide legally mandated benefits.
Overtime - In addition to compensation for regular hours of work, workers shall be compensated for overtime hours at such a premium rate as legally required or, in countries where there is no legal standard, at industry standards. In no event shall this be at a rate less than the regular hourly rate. Each Vendor and Factory shall carry out operations in ways that limit overtime to a level that ensures productive and humane working conditions.
Work Hours – GORD complies with national laws on the maximum work week. Overtime shall be voluntary unless permissible under applicable law. Workers shall not be asked or required to take work home or off premises except as permissible under applicable law. Workers shall not be required to excess of a normal hour week on a regularly scheduled basis, and any such work week shall be subject to the laws regarding the payment of overtime.
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining - No employee shall be subject to harassment, intimidation or retaliation in their efforts to pursue their legal rights. All workers should be free to join associations of their own choosing, and they should have the right to bargain collectively. We do not authorize any disciplinary actions from the factory against workers who choose to peacefully and lawfully organize or join an association.
Communication and Training – GORD provides its Policy and other appropriate guidance on its expectations in writing to its employees and business partners, as well as by publishing it on company’s website.
GORD will not, knowingly do business with partners that undermine our standards, damage our reputation, and/or threaten our commercial success. With full consideration for the practice of individual partners as well as the political and social issues of note in a partner's country, GORD will select only the partners who share our values and will endeavor to build our business with such partners.
GORD reserves the right to break contractual relations, and will not initiate relations with partners who violate basic human rights.
GORD Systems Services,