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ETI Basic Code

  1. Voluntary employment
    1. Slave labor or forced employment, including forced prison labor, shall not be used.
  2. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining on. terms and conditions of employment.
    1. Workers have the right, without exception, to form and join any trade unions and to bargain collectively with their employers.
  3. Safe and hygienic working conditions

(1) Employees will be provided with a safe and hygienic work environment that corresponds to the current state of knowledge in the industry and takes into account possible risks. Adequate measures will be taken to prevent accidents and injuries as a result of, in connection with, or in the course of work, by reducing the causes of hazards in the work environment as much as possible.

3.1 Employees will receive regular documented health and safety training; such training will be provided again for new and transferred employees.

  • Access to clean toilets and potable water will be provided, as well as hygienic food storage areas where necessary.
    • The accommodation, if provided, is to be clean and safe and meet the basic needs of workers.
  • The company will not use child labor.
    • No new recruitment of children will be carried out.
  • Payment of wages.
    • Wages and fringe benefits for a standard workweek meet at least the requirements of national legal standards or comparative industry standards, whichever is higher. Regardless, the wage should always be sufficient to meet basic needs and provide some surplus.
  • Not exceeding working hours
    • Working hours are in accordance with national law and comparative industry standards, whichever provides better protection.
  • Prohibition of discrimination
    • There is no discrimination on the basis of race, caste, nationality, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union affiliation or political beliefs in employee recruitment, salaries, access to training, promotions, layoffs and pensions.
  • Regulating the employment relationship.
    • As far as possible, any work performed must be under the terms of a recognized employment relationship provided by the laws and practices of the country.
  • Prohibition of inhumane treatment
    • Violence and corporal punishment, threats of violence, sexual or other harassment, use of offensive expressions and other forms of intimidation are prohibited.


The provisions of this Code set minimum standards, not maximum standards, and the Code should not be used to stop companies from exceeding these standards. Companies applying the Code are expected to act in accordance with applicable national laws and other relevant laws, and where laws and this Basic Code address the same issue, companies are expected to apply a measure that provides greater protection. .....

Note: We have made an effort to make the translation of the ETI Code and Implementation Principles as accurate as possible. However, please note that both documents in the English version should be treated as valid documents.

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