Ethical Trading

Compliance with Laws

Suppliers and their designated manufacturing facilities must fully comply with all applicable national and/or local laws and regulations, including, but not limited, to those related to labour, immigration, health and safety, and the environment.

Voluntary Labour

All labour must be voluntary.  Child, forced, bonded, prison or indentured labour will not be tolerated.  Suppliers shall not engage in or support trafficking in human beings.  Suppliers shall certify that they have implemented procedures to manage the materials, including all labour related processes incorporated into their products to ensure they comply with laws on slavery and human trafficking.  Workers must be allowed to maintain control over their identity documents.  Suppliers must provide workers with rest days and must ensure the working hours are consistent with local regulations and not excessive.

Hiring and Employment Practices

Suppliers must implement hiring practices that accurately verify workers legal rights to work in the country and age prior to employment.  All terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, pay, promotion, termination and retirement must be based on an individual’s ability and willingness to do the job.


Suppliers must compensate all workers with wages, overtime premiums, and benefits that meet or exceed local legal standards, local industry standards, or collective agreements, whichever are higher.  Suppliers are encouraged to provide wages and benefits that are sufficient to meet worker’s basic needs and provide some discretionary income for workers and their families.

Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

Suppliers must respect the right of workers to choose whether to lawfully and peacefully form or join trade unions of their choosing and to bargain collectively.

Health and Safety

Suppliers must provide workers with a safe and healthy work environment and where applicable, safe and healthy residential facilities.  Suppliers must take proactive measures to prevent hazards in the workplace.


Suppliers must ensure every manufacturing facility complies with national and local environmental laws, including all laws related to air emissions, water discharges, toxic substances and hazardous waste disposal.  Suppliers must validate that all input materials and components were obtained from permissible harvests consistent with international treaties and protocols in addition to local laws and regulations.


Suppliers must not tolerate, permit or engage in bribery, corruption or unethical practices whether in dealings with public officials or individuals in the private sector.

Financial Integrity

Suppliers must keep accurate records of all matters related to their business with Stone Direct Limited in accordance with standard accounting practices such as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).