Partner Code of Conduct

Adopted by the board on February 26th 2019

Applies to all business partners, vendors, suppliers and the teams they work with.

 

We choose partners who:

  • Are committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and honesty in their work

  • Adhere to the highest ethical and legal standards in business

  • Support Yoga Girl® Foundation and their own teams in creating open and mutually supportive working environments.

 We expect our partners to follow our code of conduct in every aspect.

 

Anti-Discrimination and Harassment

All Yoga Girl® Foundation team members, including employees, contractors and all our partners have equal value. 
Yoga Girl® Foundation is committed to providing a work environment that is free of inappropriate behavior of all kinds, discrimination and harassment on account of gender, gender identity or expression, race, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, caste, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to providing and working with environments that are free of bullying and intimidation on any basis. No person/team member shall be subject to any discrimination in contract work or employment, including hiring, compensation, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, or harassment on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, social group or ethnic origin. Every team member shall be treated with respect and dignity. No team member shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.

 

Workforce

Contract and working hours
All employees and contractors must have written contracts specifying the terms of their engagement. No one may be forced to work more than the specified regular and overtime of the law in the country in which they are employed. Employees shall be compensated for overtime hours to the statutory level. All employees and contractors shall have clear contracts and understanding of expectations and have copies of our full Code of Conduct.

Forced labor
Forced or exploited labor is strictly prohibited.

Child Labor
It is strictly forbidden to use children or minors for the minimum working time determined by local law or fifteen (15) years, whichever is greater, as labor. Employees under eighteen (18) years should not be engaged in dangerous or heavy work or at night shift.

Freedom to Join a Union
Workers' rights to join and negotiate collectively in accordance with the laws of the country in which they are employed shall be recognized and respected.

Salaries and benefits
As a primary principle, employees should earn a living wage. If this is not possible, employees should be paid at least the minimum total salary required by national law, including remuneration and benefits. They should also be entitled to a periodic vacation with salary. All employees regardless of shall be entitled to equal pay for equal work. 

Health and Safety
Working environments must be safe and healthy. Appropriate measures to prevent accidents and health hazards should be taken by minimizing the causes of hazards associated with the work environment and by providing appropriate training and tools to personnel.

Environment

Activities that minimize environmental impact should be encouraged and maximum caution is taken with environmentally harmful substances or processes. The best environmental solutions should always be sought.

 

Energy and Water Consumption

Measures should be taken to reduce energy consumption. When procuring energy, priority can be given to energy from renewable sources. Measures should be taken to recycle or reuse water and in some other way minimize water consumption.

 

Transportation

Transportation and travel with the least environmental impact should be chosen. Efforts should be made to continuously reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as fossil carbon dioxide.

 

Waste Disposal

The amount of waste should be minimized and should as much as possible be recycled or sent to recycling or modern waste facilities (including landfills) with as little environmental impact as possible.

 

Chemicals and Hazardous Substances

Minimal use of hazardous chemicals and substances should be ensured. When using such chemicals or substances, safe and proper handling and disposal.