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Ethical Trading Policy


Summary Statement
At BSP we believe strongly in ethical principles and good stewardship. We are therefore proud to guarantee that we trade according to the following Ethical Trading Criteria:


Our Full Ethical Trade Policy Statement
1. Policy Statement
Blue Sea Products recognises that our commercial activities have potential to impact on our suppliers and our locality.

As a socially responsible small business our suppliers, local community and customers have a right to expect:


2. BSP’s Commitment to its suppliers, service providers and customers:

BSP recognises that our ethical and social performance and reputation is a key part of our overall commercial success, and is pleased to be at the forefront of the quality, local, food online providers in the area of ethical trading and social responsibility.

Employees
BSP is committed to ensuring that our employment practices and the enforcement of corporate regulations ensure the protection of the rights of all those who work for us. In many areas we aim to operate above the minimum standards required by law to ensure our employees are safe, rewarded and valued. As we of course expand and become larger we will be able to offer more opportunities for our staff.
Consumers
BSP is committed to demonstrating its ethical and social responsibility credentials to enable consumers to make informed choices about whose products they purchase. This is achieved through the publication of policies and comprehensive supplier and product information on our web site. In the first two years of trading we plan to introduce a more comprehensive Ethical and Social Charter which we hope our suppliers will want to ascribe to again giving consumers the ability to chose ethically traded and produced goods.

Suppliers
BSP is committed to monitoring social standards in our supply chain, and we encourage our suppliers to operate to the same ethical standards we employ ourselves.


3. BSP Ethical Trading Code of Practice
3.1 This Code of Practice applies to:

Staff directly employed by BSP on temporary or permanent contracts.
Staff employed or provided by contractors or employment agencies to work on BSP premises or to undertake work for or on behalf of BSP.

3.2 All employees have the right to join a recognised trade union.


4.Working conditions are safe and hygienic.

BSP takes adequate measures to prevent accidents and minimise potential hazards.
Staff receive regular health & safety training.
Staff have unrestricted access to toilet facilities and drinking water.
BSP has a published Health & Safety Policy.


5. No discrimination is practised:

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.

6. Looking towards further improvement
BSP are keen to learn from others and would ask if anyone has any ideas or feedback regarding our policy or practice to contact us.