Ethics | Hazchem

Ethics

Social responsibility

Hazchem Safety LTD has long practiced strong corporate governance guidelines and we continue to advocate corporate responsibility in every facet of our business on a daily basis. We see this as a critical step in building trust among our clients, employees and society in general. One of our main priorities is providing value to our clients; we are determined not just to comply with the laws of all localities in which we operate, but to lead by example.

We praise the personal actions of each and every one of our employees in relation to corporate responsibility as they strengthen Hazchem Safety LTD’s beliefs and attitude. Together in partnership we move quickly to embrace innovation and improve the quality of life for all our Partners.

In today’s world, we believe being a responsible company is the only way to do business. To be responsible and accountable – socially, ethically and environmentally – is to be dependable and trustworthy. We know trust is built over time with actions, not words, and we believe the trust of our clients is evident in our ability to secure repeat business again and again.

Hazchem Safety LTD – Working Together in Practicing and Supporting Corporate Responsibility.

Operating ethically and responsibly

Our values are incredibly important to us. They keep our business growth on track and provide reassurance to our partners and clients that we are a responsible and reputable company to work with. Find out more about our key values below.

ISO-accredited

Hazchem Safety implemented ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 18001 back in 2015 and is committed to upholding these accreditations. We look forward to the annual audits so we can demonstrate to the auditors our dedication to the cause. This helps us in our “continuous improvement” throughout every department of the company and reinforces our ethos of being agile and ready to change. ISO accreditations have become internationally recognised and should reassure you that we are responsible partners.

Ethical trading policy

1. Employment should be freely chosen

All workers should be working of their own free will. There should be no involuntary prison labour, bonded labour or other forced labour of any kind. No monetary deposits should be required or deducted from pay. Original identity or similar documents should not be held by the employer. All workers should be able to leave their jobs if they choose, without losing pay or benefits to which they are entitled, having given a reasonable notice period.

2. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining should be respected

Workers should be allowed to join or form trade unions, or similar groups, in order to negotiate collectively with management on employment matters. Trade union or other workers’ representatives should be treated fairly, without discrimination, and be allowed to represent workers effectively.

3. Working conditions should be safe and hygienic

Health and safety of employees should be actively managed, including control of risks arising from:

  • Machinery and tools
  • Production materials and chemicals
  • Fire
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  • Dust
  • Temperature extremes
  • Buildings structure
  • Sanitary facilities

and should include the provision of adequate:

  • Personal protective equipment
  • Machine guarding
  • Job training
  • Escape routes
  • Fire fighting equipment
  • Ventilation
  • Safety notices and information
  • Safety training
  • First aid materials and qualified personnel
  • Accident and illness records and correct actions
  • Clean toilets, washing and changing facilities
  • Safe food storage
  • Drinking water
  • Clean, safe and private accommodation (where provided)

4. Child labour should not be used

All workers should be 16 years old or over.

5. Living wages should be paid

All workers should earn at least the minimum legal wage (or minimum established within the industry, or minimum to provide for basic living requirements, whichever is the higher) for a standard working week, including after permitted deductions. Written details, provided prior to

Written details, provided prior to commencement of employment, should clearly communicate all conditions of employment pertaining to pay, including overtime arrangements.

Pay slips, provided to each worker each time they are paid, will clearly indicate how the pay has been calculated, including basic hours, overtime hours and permitted deductions.

There should be no deductions from wages other than those allowed by law.

There should be no pay deductions made as disciplinary measures.

6. Working hours should not be excessive

Working hours should comply with national law and industry standards. At least one day in seven should be free as a rest day.

The working of overtime should be voluntary and not mandatory.

Overtime working should not be regular routine.

Overtime should be paid at a premium rate as specified in national law or accepted industry practice.

7. No discrimination of any kind should be practiced

There should be no discrimination or preferential treatment given to any worker or group of workers on the grounds of:

  • Sex, including pre and post pregnancy
  • Race
  • Caste
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Marital status
  • Trades Union or workers council membership
  • Political affiliation

with regard to:

  • Provision of employment
  • Pay and benefits
  • Working conditions
  • Training
  • Promotion
  • Pension
  • Overtime opportunity

8. Regular employment should be provided

Employment should be provided on the basis of a recognised employer/worker relationship as established through national law and practice.

Employer obligations should not be avoided by excessive use of labour-only contracting, subcontracting, fixed term contracts, home-working or apprenticeship schemes or probationary periods.

All workers should be entitled to paid leave, sick and maternity leave with no detriment to their employment status.

9. There should be no harsh or inhumane treatment

Workers should not be subject to corporal punishment, physical abuse (or threat of), verbal abuse, sexual harassment, bullying or any other form of intimidation in the workplace.

There should be no such behaviour permitted between workers.

Health and safety policy

The following is a statement of the organisation’s health and safety policy in accordance with Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

It is the policy of Hazchem Safety LTD to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all employees working for the company and other persons who may be affected by our undertakings.

Hazchem Safety LTD acknowledges that the key to successful health and safety management requires an effective policy, organisation and arrangements, which reflect the commitment of senior management. To maintain that commitment, we will continually measure, monitor and revise where necessary, an annual plan to ensure that health and safety standards are adequately maintained.

Partners will implement the company’s health and safety policy and recommend any changes to meet new circumstances. Hazchem Safety LTD recognises that successful health and safety management contributes to successful business performance and will allocate adequate finances and resources to meet these needs.

The management of Hazchem Safety LTD looks upon the promotion of health and safety measures as a mutual objective for themselves and employees. It is therefore, the policy of management to do all that is reasonably practicable to prevent personal injury and damage to property. Also, the organisation aims to protect everyone, including visitors and members of the public, insofar as they come into contact with our activities, from any foreseeable hazard or danger.

All employees have duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and are informed of their personal responsibilities to take due care of the health and safety of themselves and to ensure that they do not endanger other persons by their acts or omissions. Employees are also informed that they must co-operate with the organisation in order that it can comply with the legal requirements placed upon it and in the implementation of this policy. Hazchem Safety LTD will ensure continued consultation with the workforce to enable all viewpoints and recommendations to be discussed at regular intervals.

The organisation will ensure a systematic approach to identifying hazards, assessing the risks, determining suitable and sufficient control measures and informing employees of the correct procedures needed to maintain a safe working environment.

We will provide, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe places and systems of work, safe plant and machinery, safe handling of materials and substances, the provision of adequate safety equipment and ensure that appropriate information, instruction, training and supervision is given.

We regard all health and safety legislation as the minimum standard and expect management to achieve their targets without compromising health and safety.

Privacy Policy

We at Hazchem respect the privacy of our visitors and are committed to preserving your online safety by preserving your privacy at anytime you visit or communicate with our site.  Our privacy policy has been provided and reviewed by our legal team who specialise in online internet contracts.

Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy offers you a thorough explanation regarding your personal data provided to us or any data we may collect from you.

This Privacy Policy is updated from time to time; therefore, it should be reviewed occasionally.

1. Collected Information

Data can be collected and processed during the operations of our website. The following are ways we may perform these actions:

1.1 Data regarding your visit(s) to our website and any resources used are collected.  The following is included and not limited to: location data, weblogs, traffic data, and any other communication information.

1.2 Any forms you filled out on our site allows us to collect data such as registering for information or when you complete a purchase.

1.3 If for any reason you communicate with our personnel or site we may collect information.

2. Cookie Usage

Information on our cookie policy can be located here.

3. Our Use of Your Information

Information stored or collected regarding you helps us improve and offer services you need.  The following list contains how we might use your data:

3.1 Any request you make of our site or personnel allows us to use information you provided us with, relating to the products or services we have.  We may also send information on products or services you may be interested in, as long as consent has been received.

3.2 Contract Commitments: To meet any Commitment we make to you.

3.3 Changes or Improvements made to the site can warrant use of your information, with regard to notification of such changes.

3.4 An existing customer may be contacted regarding products and services related to any item of previous sale you made on our site.

3.5 We may use data or allow third parties to use information that is not related to goods or services you may be interested in.  We or third parties contact you only if consent has been provided by you at anytime, based on information we collected.

3.6 Any new customer can only be contacted by us or third parties if consent has been offered via our site.  We only send communications you have consented to.

3.7 Anyone who does not wish to give consent for our site or third party use has the opportunity to decline.  Once we receive your withhold for consent we will remove your details from any mailings or third party communications.

3.8 None of the information collected about you will offer identifiable characteristics.  Information shared to a third party is statistical only.  We will not reveal who you are, only mathematical information about our visitors.

4. Personal Data Storage

4.1 Locations outside the European Economic Area may be used for transferring data we collect about you.  These data sites are for storing or processing of your information.  The information we share outside the European Economic Area may be shared with staff based on the process and storage of said data.  It may include such processes as processing a payment or offering support for your service or product needs.  The staff processing or storing information may work for our suppliers outside the European Economic Area.  By submitting your data to use you have agreed to this transfer and storage of data.  We take all reasonable action to ensure the safety of your personal data in agreement with this Privacy Policy.

4.2 Information we are provided will be stored on secure servers.  Transaction data is encrypted for your safety.

4.3 You should understand data via online transmission is not completely secure.  We cannot guarantee full protection and security data, only that we take all reasonable action to protect information sent to us electronically.  Transmission of any data by you is at your own risk.  Where applicable you may be given access to sections of our site that require a password.  You are responsible for the passwords safety and confidentiality.

5. Information Disclosure

5.1 At times we may disclose personal information to persons in our group.  This can include subsidiaries, holding companies, or any other subsidiaries involved in our business, if applicable.

5.2 Third Party disclosure may occur for the following reasons:

5.2.1 Selling any or all of our business to a third party may result in sharing your information.

5.2.2 At any time when we are legally required to we may disclose information about you and your visits to our sites.

5.2.3 To prevent fraud and help in fraud protection in order to reduce credit risk, we may disclose information.

6. Third Party Links

Third party links may be discovered on our site.  These third party links have their own privacy policy, which you agree to when you click on the link.  We are not responsible nor do we accept responsibility for third party links.  Our liability covers us only on our site, and thus we do not accept liability for third party links as we have no control over them.

7. Information Accessibility

We cannot withhold data we collect about you, as per The Data Protection Act 1998. This act provides you with access to any information we may hold on you.  If you wish to have access about our data collection on you please pay our fee of £10.  The fee covers our costs for processing your request and getting the data to you.  Please use the contact details below to formulate your data access request.

8. Contacting Us

Please feel free to contact us with queries, requests, or comments you may have about our Privacy Policy.