At Rocket Charities, we ensure that all of our factories abide by the SA8000 code of practice, the Social Accountability Audit system to help ensure that workers of the world are treated according to basic human rights principles.
Before we work with any supplier or factory, they are required to sign a declaration that states that they are socially accountable for all of their actions, and do not employ socially irresponsible work practices.
Our declaration includes such social accountability elements as-
No Child Labour: No workers under the age of 15. No Forced Labour: No forced labour, including prison or debt bondage labour; no lodging of deposits or identity papers by employers or outside recruiters. Health and Safety: Provide a safe and healthy work environment; take steps to prevent injuries; regular health and safety worker training; system to detect threats to health and safety; access to bathroom and potable water.No Discrimination: No discrimination based on race, caste, origin, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, union or political affiliation, or age; no sexual harassment. Working hours: Comply with the applicable law but, in any event, no more than 48 hours per week with at least one day off for every seven day period; voluntary overtime paid at a premium rate and not to exceed 12 hours per week on a regular basis, overtime may be mandatory if part of a collective bargaining agreement. Compensation: Wages paid for a standard work week must meet the legal and industry standards and be sufficient to meet the basic need of workers and their families; no disciplinary deductions. Management systems: Facilities seeking to gain and maintain certification must go beyond simple compliance to integrate the standard into their management systems and practises.
For more information, please visit - http://www.sa-intl.org/