Ethical Policy

ETHICAL POLICY

 

We deeply care about the people, suppliers, fabrics, manufacturing and packaging that we use, and the impact our production has on the environment, and the people who help create it.

 

Products manufactured and sourced by Verry Kerry are produced under working conditions
that are ethical, hygienic and safe.

All workers involved in the production of products sold by Verry Kerry from direct suppliers,
indirect suppliers and our own service providers are treated with full consideration to their
human rights.

 

> Verry Kerry acts in an ethical manner above and beyond basic legal requirements.

> Verry Kerry is completely committed to implementing the principals of the Ethical Trading
Initiative Base Code (even though we are not members of the ETI).

> This policy sets out Verry Kerry’s commitment to its suppliers and customers, setting out
the measures we are taking to ensure that we are acting in an ethical manner.

 

 

 

 

There are 10 key principles to our code:

 

    1. No child labour

    2. No forced labour

    3. Earth friendly materials & production

    4. Healthy and safe working conditions

    5. Reasonable wages and benefits

    6. Equal opportunities

    7. Respectful Treatment of Employees

    8. Employment security

    9. Commitment to suppliers and customers

    10. Looking towards further improvement

 

 1. No child labour

 

Under no circumstances shall there be recruitment of child labour.

Children or persons under 16 are not employed at any time, day or night.

Children or persons under 18 are not employed full-time.

 

2. No Forced Labour

 

All employment with Verry Kerry is freely chosen.

Staff are free to leave Verry Kerry after reasonable notice.

 

3. Earth friendly materials & production

 

Fabrics such as Bamboo & Organic cotton are bought with certification and then screen or
digitally printed using AZO free, earth friendly dyes in fair and ethical, family run factories.
All of our packaging is recycled or reusable.

All production and manufacturing is paid fairly with a 50% upfront deposit and 50% on delivery.

 

4. Healthy and safe working conditions

 

Verry Kerry provides safe, open, working spaces & necessary equipment and training.

Verry Kerry takes adequate measures to prevent accidents and minimise potential hazards.

Staff have constant access to toilet facilities and drinking water.

 

5. Reasonable wages and benefits

 

Verry Kerry staff are paid fairly and rewarded with benefits where possible.

We ensure our employees are safe, rewarded and valued. As we grow, we will be able to offer more opportunities for our staff.

 

 6. Equal opportunities

 

There is no discrimination in pay, hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, and
termination of employment or retirement on the grounds of race, nationality, religion, age,
disability, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation.

Opportunities for personal and career development are equally available to all employees.

 

7. Respectful Treatment of Employees

 

No harassment, threats, abuse or intimidation shall be practiced.

Physical, verbal and sexual threats, abuse, harassment or intimidation is expressly prohibited and grounds for summary dismissal, if proved.

 

8. Employment security

 

Respectful treatment of employees - No harassment, threats, abuse or intimidation shall be
practiced. 

Staff pay rates are above the national legal minimum standards.

Staff are not forced to work in excess of 48 hours per week, a voluntary opt out agreement is available for those wishing to work in excess of 48 hours per week.

Staff are provided 2 days off per week

No deductions are made from wages as a disciplinary measure, and pay slips detailing lawful deductions are provided for each pay period.

  

9. Commitment to suppliers and customers

 

Verry Kerry has extremely good relationships with all of its suppliers, and is committed to
monitoring social standards in our supply chain, by physical regular visits in person, and we
feel more than safe in the knowledge our suppliers operate to the same ethical standards we employ ourselves

Verry Kerry is committed to demonstrating its ethical and social responsibility credentials to
enable consumers to make informed choices about whose products they purchase. We shout about it in every way possible, through our website, marketing, and social media platforms.

  

10. Looking towards further improvement

 

We are constantly striving to improve our sustainability and do everything we can to put the earth, environment and people at the forefront of every decision we make.