Code of Conduct

INTRODUCTION

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RR PRINT is committed to running a responsible and sustainable business. Ensuring that our products are produced under responsible conditions stands at the core of this commitment, and in fulfilment of our ambition, we also expect our partners – suppliers, subcontractors, agents, and other business partners – to operate responsibly and act with integrity, fairness, and responsibility in all aspects of their business.

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Our commitment implies having in place processes for preventing and addressing adverse impacts on human and labour rights, the environment, including climate, and anti-corruption. We use this Code of Conduct to support us in selecting and retaining business partners who share our commitment to responsible and sustainable production as defined by internationally agreed conventions, standards, and guidelines.
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We ask our business partners to commit to implementing their own standards, processes, and requirements of Code of Conduct in their operations and to work with their suppliers and business partners to also implement the policies, standards, and processes of such Code.

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All suppliers are expected to comply with national legislation, regulations, and applicable practices and industry standards as relevant to their business.

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The standards of this Code of Conduct fall in below four sections, covering four thematic areas. Each section defines a set of specific standards within the four areas of relevance for processes in the graphic industry.

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  • Human and labour rights
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Environment and climate
  • Anti-corruption

 

HUMAN AND LABOUR RIGHTS

 

Equal opportunities and diversity

RR PRINT recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing a working environment that is free from discrimination. We will seek to promote the principles of equality and diversity in dealings with employees, workers, job applicants, clients, customers, suppliers, contractors, recruitment agencies and the public. All employees and those who act on the company’s behalf are required to adhere to this policy when undertaking their duties or when representing the company.

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Child labour and young workers

RR PRINT and our suppliers must not use child labour below the age of 15, even if permitted by national law. All legal limitations regarding young workers between the age of 15 and 18 must be followed and young workers are only permitted to carry out light work at reduced hours. This means that they must be protected from any hazardous work, night shifts, and any kind of work that might hamper their physical and psychological development or impose any harm.
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Forced labour

Employment must be freely chosen. RR PRINT and our suppliers must not use or support any form of slavery, human trafficking, or forced and bonded labour.

Employees must not be subject to recruitment fees or deposits, withholding of salary and benefits, lodging of personal documents by the employer, or forced to overtime.
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Employment conditions

Obligations to employees under international conventions and social security laws and regulations arising from the regular employment relationship must not be avoided by using short-term contracts, such as contract labour and casual labour.

All employees, including temporary and casual workers, must have written and legal employment letters in a language they understand, specifying conditions of employment and termination.
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Unlawful discrimination and harassment

RR PRINT does not engage in or support discrimination in recruitment and in employment. Such will not be tolerated, and we will take all necessary action to prevent its occurrence.
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Decisions about hiring, compensation, access to training, advancement, discipline, termination, or retirement must be solely based on the ability to perform the job and not, either directly or indirectly, on the grounds of gender, marital or parental status, pregnancy, race, caste, colour, age, sexual orientation, religion, political opinion, union membership, function as worker representative, nationality, ethnic origin, health status, or disability. We will seek to promote the principles of equality and diversity in all our dealings with employees, workers, job applicants, clients, customers, suppliers, contractors, recruitment agencies and the public.
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All workers must be treated with respect and dignity and our suppliers must prevent, not engage in nor support the use of bullying, intimidation, violence, threats of violence, corporal punishment, or physical, sexual, psychological, and verbal harassment or abuse. Procedures to ensure punitive measures in cases of harassment and/or discrimination must be put in place.

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Equal opportunities practice is developing constantly as social attitudes and legislation change.
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Career development

While positive measures may be taken to encourage under-represented groups to apply for employment opportunities, recruitment or promotion to all jobs will be based solely on merit. All employees will have equal access to training and other career-development opportunities appropriate to their experience and abilities.
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Complaints of discrimination

RR PRINT will treat seriously all complaints of discrimination made by employees, clients, customers, suppliers, contractors or other third parties and will act where appropriate. Any allegation will be treated in confidence and investigated thoroughly.
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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

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A safe and hygienic working environment will be provided for all employees.

To prevent accidents and injuries and promote a healthy and safe work environment, and to ensure the principles of health and safety are clearly understood throughout the company, RR PRINT is committed to putting the following in place:
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  • Necessary resources in the form of finance, equipment, personnel, and time to ensure the health and safety of employees and seeking expert help where the necessary skills are not available within the company
  • Compliance with the relevant health and safety laws and regulations, voluntary programmes, collective agreements on health and safety and other requirements
  • Incident and risk management procedures proportionate to the type and size of business
  • The safe use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances
  • Suitable and sufficient information, instruction, and supervision for employees
  • Provision of appropriate personal protective equipment, free of charge and in good condition
  • All premises on site, including company-provided dormitories, restrooms, changing rooms and canteen, shall uphold appropriate standards on hygiene, health, and safety
  • Safe and healthy buildings with all relevant permits and certificates regarding building safety
  • Safe electrical installations installed and maintained by competent personnel

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ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE

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As a leading supplier of inks and varnishes for the printing and packaging market, we understand our duty to operate to the highest levels of quality whilst at the same time respecting the environment.
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Our suppliers must conduct all operations in full compliance with all applicable environmental laws and regulations. This includes obtaining and maintaining all necessary registrations, permits, and licences.
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We strive to:
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  • Meet and, where possible, exceed the requirements of all relevant environmental laws, regulations and other requirements.
  • Assess and manage any significant environmental aspects of our operations.
  • Monitor and minimise the levels of waste generated by our operations.
  • Dispose of waste in an environmentally responsible manner, whilst reusing and recycling wherever possible or practicable.
  • Work with our suppliers and customers to ensure they recognise and reduce the environmental impact of their products and transportation.
  • Communicate our aims through this policy statement to everyone who works with us

 

ANTI-CORRUPTION

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RR PRINT acts according to high ethical standards and with integrity in all matters related to our business.
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No form of corruption, extortion, kickbacks, facilitation payments, or bribery must be offered, received, or promised.
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COLLABORATION AND MONITORING

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Open and transparent dialogue on the standards of this Code of Conduct is essential for our relationship with our customers and suppliers. As part of this, our suppliers are expected to inform about all sub-contractors.
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All our suppliers are evaluated against the standard of the Code, and we prioritise those suppliers who are committed to demonstrating compliance and continued improvements.

 

April 2022
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Heidi Graff
Managing Director

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