Suzanne Lynch Design takes its Corporate and Social Responsibilities seriously. We do business in a responsible and ethical manner in order to meet our obligations to society at large. We have a full range of CSR policies including, but not limited to, environmental, equality and diversity, training, health and safety, staff conduct, bribery and anti-slavery. Some of these are included below while others are separate documents.
We aim to deliver a pleasant safe and fair working environment for our employees and for our employees to develop and advance within the company, subject to personal performance and business opportunity. Employees will be offered sufficient training to perform their roles and requests for additional training in related areas will also be considered favourably.
We strive to be a good citizen recognising our responsibility to work in partnership with local communities.
Equality and Diversity
Suzanne Lynch Design recognises that discrimination and victimisation is unacceptable and that it is in the interests of the Company and its employees to utilise the skills of the total workforce. It is the aim of the Company to ensure that no employee or job applicant receives less favourable facilities or treatment (either directly or indirectly) in recruitment or employment on grounds of age, disability, gender / gender reassignment, marriage / civil partnership, pregnancy / maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and each employee feels respected and able to give of their best.
We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination or victimisation. To that end the purpose of this policy is to provide equality and fairness for all in our employment.
All employees, whether part-time, full-time or temporary, will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability. All employees will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the workforce will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.
Our staff will not discriminate directly or indirectly, or harass customers or clients because of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation in the provision of the Company’s goods and services.
This policy and the associated arrangements shall operate in accordance with statutory requirements. In addition, full account will be taken of any guidance or Codes of Practice issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, any Government Departments, and any other statutory bodies.
While we set high standards for reliability and integrity for our staff we also expect this of our suppliers. Suzanne Lynch Design is committed to a high standard of ethical and environmental trade practices, including the provision of safe working conditions and the protection of workers’ rights within the context of the country they do business.
We will never knowingly do business with a supplier whose practices conflict with the direction of our policy and retain the right to terminate any contract with any supplier who does not meet or strive to meet the requirements listed below. We understand Suppliers may not be able to achieve all the standards laid out immediately.
• Workers must not be required to work extreme hours or work without suitable rest periods.
• Suppliers should respect the right of workers to collective bargaining.
• Workers must not be subject to physical or verbal abuse, or to threats or intimidation.
• Suppliers must not engage in or support any form of discrimination.
• Suppliers must not use workers under the minimum legal working age in their country.
• Suppliers’ working environment must be safe and hygienic.
• Suppliers must pay sufficient wages.
Suppliers must not engage in bribery, corruption or similar practices.
Suppliers must not use forced, bonded or involuntary labour.