XVI. Global Working Conditions Guideline
SumiRiko Ohio, Inc., SumiRiko Tennessee, Inc., and S-Riko Automotive Hose de Chihuahua, S.A.P.I. de C.V., customers have developed and implemented a “Global Working Conditions Guideline” for themselves and require adherence to the same by their global supply chain. In the global automotive industry we face many challenges. Among these are consideration for the key resources upon which our industry depends – people and the environment. Accordingly, we must insure that the individuals manufacturing our components or providing services – anywhere in the world are afforded decent working conditions and are treated with dignity and respect.
Accordingly, the Company is in support of the established Global Working Conditions Guidance Statements as adopted by our customers. The guidance statements are based on fundamental principles of social responsibility and are consistent with international expectations. While these guidelines are supported by the OEM customer base of SumiRiko Ohio, Inc., SumiRiko Tennessee, Inc., and S-Riko Automotive Hose de Chihuahua, S.A.P.I. de C.V.; individual company codes of conduct and policies may exceed portions of these guidelines.
The following areas are included in the Global Working Conditions Guidance Statements:
- Child Labor
- Forced Labor
- Freedom of Association
- Harassment and Discrimination
- Health and Safety
- Wages and Benefits
- Working Hours
We recognize that the most significant risks for our companies may exist within the sub-tier supply base. Therefore, we must, collectively, ensure that these guidelines are observed by all suppliers and subcontractors.
SumiRiko Ohio, Inc., SumiRiko Tennessee, Inc., and S-Riko Automotive Hose de Chihuahua, S.A.P.I. de C.V., requires that our supply base meet our expectation regarding these guidelines. We also strongly encourage your company to develop similar guidelines and procedures for yourselves as well as your global supply chain.
Global Working Conditions Guidance Statements
Child labor should not be utilized and age of employment should be in accordance with local labor law.
Any form of forced compulsory labor should not be used
Freedom of Association
Workers should be able to communicate openly with management regarding working conditions without fear of reprisal, intimidation or harassment.
Harassment and Discrimination
Harassment or discrimination against employees in any form is not acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to, gender, race, color, caste, disability, veteran status, political beliefs, origin, age, pregnancy or sexual orientation.
Health and Safety
Workers should have a safe and healthy working environment that meets or exceeds applicable standards for occupational safety and health.
Wages and Benefits
Compensation and benefits should be competitive and comply with local law, including those relating to minimum wages, overtime hours and legally mandated benefits.
Working hours should comply with applicable local laws regulating hours of work.