SHOWA agrees to respect the following labour principles set out in the BSCI Code of Conduct.
BSCI Principles THE RIGHTS OF FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING Our enterprise respects the right of workers to form unions or other kinds of workers associations and to engage in collective bargaining.
FAIR REMUNERATION Our enterprise respects the right of workers to receive fair remuneration.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY Our enterprise ensures a healthy and safe working environment, assessing risks and taking all necessary measures to eliminate or reduce them.
SPECIAL PROTECTION FOR YOUNG WORKERS Our enterprise provides special protection to any workers that are not yet adults.
NO BONDED LABOUR Our enterprise does not engage in any form of forced servitude, trafficked or non-voluntary labour.
ETHICAL BUSINESS BEHAVIOUR Our enterprise does not tolerate any acts of corruption, extortion, embezzlement or bribery.
NO DISCRIMINATION Our enterprise provides equal opportunities and does not discriminate against workers.
DECENT WORKING HOURS Our enterprise follows local laws/regulations regarding hours of work.
NO CHILD LABOUR Our enterprise does not hire any worker below the legal minimum age.
NO PRECARIOUS EMPLOYMENT Our enterprise hires workers on the basis of documented contracts according to the law.
PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT Our enterprise takes the necessary measures to avoid environmental degradation.
COMMITTED TO FAIR LABOUR The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a business-driven initiative for companies committed to
social responsibility in their supply chain, regardless of their size, sector or industry. BSCI offers companies
one common Code of Conduct and a holistic system to foster better working conditions in global supply chains.
The BSCI Code of Conduct is based on the most important international labour standards protecting workers
rights. It sets out 11 core labour rights, which BSCI participants commit to implement and monitor with their
business partners within their supply chains.
SHOWA is committed to improving working conditions, engaging with stakeholders and endorsing the
BSCI Code of Conduct and Appendices. We believe that compliance with local regulations and core social
standards defined by international organisations for labour and human rights is an opportunity for further
improving the working conditions in our integrated supply chain.
COMMITTED TO SAFE MANUFACTURING REACH is a regulation of the
European Union, adopted
to improve the protection
of human health and the
environment from the
risks that can be posed by
chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of
the EU chemicals industry. It also promotes alternative
methods for the hazard assessment of substances in
order to reduce the number of tests on animals.
REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation,
Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.
REACH establishes procedures for collecting and
assessing information on the properties and hazards
of substances. SHOWA s whole manufacturing process
is in line with the requirements of the European
REACH Regulation. All SHOWA products today and
in the future will remain free from substances of very
high concern (SVHC).
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