Link Social Compliance and Ethical Trading Policies

As a socially responsible employer Allensmore Nurseries complies with all local and international employment laws and ensures measures are in place to protect the health, safety and well-being of our staff.
The company is committed to complying by the Ethical Trading Initiative base code: Employment is freely chosen and staff are free to leave after reasonable notice
Staff, without distinction, have the right to join or form trade unions of their own choosing and to bargain collectively.
A safe and hygienic working environment will be provided. Steps will be taken to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of the work our staff undertake.
Children will only be employed to provide holiday and weekend work when all necessary permits will be in place.
Wages and benefits paid for a standard working week are in excess of the national minimum wage and all staff are provided with a written contract of employment.
Deductions from wages as a disciplinary measure will never be used.
A standard working week is 40 hours and staff, overtime is discretionary and working hours will only exceed 60 hours in any 7-day period in exceptional circumstances.
There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation access to training, promotion or termination based on race, nationality, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation.
Obligations to employees under employment laws will always be adhered to.
Treatment of all staff will be fair, where our people feel valued, challenged and fulfilled in their work with no harassment or abuse of any kind.
All staff facilities and accommodation are safe and well maintained, no staff are required or expected to stay in accommodation provided by the company.

Bribery and Facilitation Payment Policy

We are committed to ensuring that all our commercial dealings meet the highest professional standards. It would never be acceptable for anyone to accept or offer bribes in any business transaction, nor make payments to facilitate or expedite a process or alter an outcome.
Bribes and facilitation payments may come in a variety of forms such as corporate hospitality, charitable donations and personal gifts, as well as money. Anyone being offered any of these must report this to their line manager who will advise how to manage the situation. Breaches of this rule will result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

This policy applies to the Directors, our employees throughout the business, suppliers, outsource partners, consultants and to all markets in which we do business.

Purchasing and Commissioning
The overriding principle is that all dealings with current and potential suppliers and customers are seen to be properly handled, with the application of high standards of objectivity, integrity and fairness.

We are involved in commissioning work and in tenders for contracts with other organisations. You must not provide information, support or assistance to any Company or organisation tendering for work with us that would in any way enhance their chances of being successful in our bid.