Privacy Policy

Seller Code of Conduct

Business Integrity, Anti Bribery

Business must be carried out with a high degree of ethics, honesty, and fair dealings; ensuring staff is familiar with such policies/procedures and does not engage in threats, bribery, or corruption practices. The offering, paying, soliciting, or accepting of bribes or kick-backs, including facilitation payments, is strictly prohibited.

Child Labor

Employment of children in any form is strictly prohibited. Business partners and suppliers shall employ only those workers, who meet the minimum age criterion of 14 years or the legal minimum age for working in any specific country, whichever is greater. Further, workers below 18 years of age should not be employed night shifts and in hazardous conditions. All applicable laws relating to young labor including employment, wages, working hours, overtime, and working conditions shall be complied with.

Forced Labor

All forms of forced and bonded labor are prohibited including compulsory overtime. Workers should be able to voluntarily end their employment without any restrictions. Any restrictions on employees to voluntarily end their employment, such as excessive notice periods or substantial fines for terminating their employment contracts, are prohibited.

Harassment & Abuse

Employees should be treated with respect and dignity and should not be subjected to any form of physical abuse or discipline, the threat of physical abuse, sexual or other harassment and verbal abuse, or other forms of intimidation.

Discrimination

Employees should not be subjected to discrimination in employment, including hiring, compensation, promotion, or discipline, on the basis of gender, race, religion, caste, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, nationality, political opinion, trade union affiliation, social or ethnic origin or other status protected by law

Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining

The rights of employees to lawfully associate or not to associate with groups of their choosing shall be respected, as per applicable laws. The right of employees to engage in collective bargaining as permissible by law shall also be recognized.

Regular Employment

To every extent possible work performed should be on the basis of recognized employment relationship established through national law and practice.

Wages & Benefits

Employees should be paid in a timely manner and at a rate not less than the minimum wage as required by State & Regional laws. Employees should also be provided with legally-mandated benefits, including holidays and leaves, and statutory compensations at the time of ending employment. There should not be any disciplinary deductions from their pay.

Working Hours

The duration of working hours including overtime shall not exceed 60 hours per week. Suppliers should comply with applicable laws governing regular working hours and overtime hours. All overtime hours are voluntary and should be compensated as per legal requirements. Employees should be provided with at least 24 consecutive hours of rest every 7 day period.

Health & Safety

Employees should be provided with appropriate safe and healthy working conditions including first aid, fire safety, emergency evacuation, and other basic requirements such as canteen/dining area, drinking water, sanitation, etc. A system in place to identify and mitigate workplace hazards which can result in illness or physical harm to the employees, visitor, or communities.

Environment

Environmental initiatives are considered an integral part of responsible manufacturing. Reasonable measures should be taken to avoid any adverse impact on human health and/or the environment by avoiding or minimizing pollution from manufacturing activities, and promoting sustainable use of such resources as energy and water.

Compliance with Local Law

Business partners & Suppliers shall comply with all local and national laws and regulations of the jurisdictions in which we are doing business as well as the practices of the respective industry. Business partners and suppliers shall further work with suppliers who are committed to meeting required standards as per local & national laws.

Right of Inspection/Audit

Neerapod or a third party designated by Neerapod will take certain actions, such as announced or unannounced inspection/audit of production facilities of its Suppliers, to implement and monitor these standards. All observations, discussions and written information received from the supplier are to be treated confidentially by Neerapod, its employees, and any third-party organizations appointed by Neerapod for this purpose.