Ethical Trading Policy
At Stara Foods BV we are committed to conducting our business operations in an ethical and responsible manner. This Ethical Trading Policy sets out our commitment to ensuring fair treatment of workers, sustainable sourcing practices, and promoting transparency and accountability throughout our supply chain. We believe that by adhering to these principles, we can contribute to the well-being of communities, protect the environment, and enhance the overall quality and safety of our food products.
We will comply with all applicable laws and regulations related to labour, human rights, environmental protection, and food safety in all the countries and regions where we operate. We will also respect and support international standards and conventions, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Core Conventions.
Fair and Safe Working Conditions:
We are committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all workers involved in our supply chain. We will ensure fair and equitable treatment of workers, including provisions for fair wages, reasonable working hours, and the right to join trade unions and engage in collective bargaining. We will not tolerate any form of forced labour, child labour, or discriminatory practices.
Supply Chain Transparency:
We will promote transparency throughout our supply chain by understanding and documenting the origin of our raw materials and the processes involved in their production. We will establish strong relationships with our suppliers and encourage them to adhere to the same ethical principles. Regular audits and assessments will be conducted to ensure compliance.
We recognize the importance of responsible sourcing and its impact on the environment, local communities, and long-term business viability. We will strive to source raw materials that are environmentally sustainable, promote biodiversity, and do not contribute to deforestation, habitat destruction, or climate change. We will actively seek suppliers who demonstrate sustainable practices and work towards minimizing waste and pollution.
We will engage and collaborate with our stakeholders, including employees, suppliers, customers, and local communities, to ensure that their concerns and feedback are addressed. We will encourage open and transparent communication channels to facilitate dialogue, sharing of best practices, and continuous improvement in our ethical trading efforts.
We are committed to continuously improving our ethical trading practices. We will regularly review and assess our policies, procedures, and performance to identify areas for improvement and implement corrective actions as necessary. We will invest in training programs to raise awareness and promote ethical behaviour among our employees and suppliers.
Reporting and Accountability:
We will maintain accurate records and reports on our ethical trading activities. We will communicate our progress, achievements, and challenges to our stakeholders through regular reporting. We encourage and support independent audits and certifications to ensure compliance with our ethical trading policy and relevant standards.
This Ethical Trading Policy reflects our dedication to conducting business in a manner that upholds the highest ethical standards. We believe that by integrating ethical practices into our operations, we can contribute positively to society, protect the environment, and build long-term relationships with our stakeholders. This policy serves as a foundation for our commitment to responsible business practices and will be regularly reviewed and updated to reflect evolving industry standards and best practices.