Code of conduct
BT Company have partners all over the world. A set of requirements to social compliance must be fulfilled by all partners:
No forced labour is accepted. “Forced Labour” is defined as prison labour, slavery, any person compelled to violence, intimidation or forced to work under penalty for non-performance.
No Employee shall be exposed to verbal-, psychological-, physical- sexual abuse or harassment.
Vendors shall base the employment of the workers solely on their skills, irrelevant of race, caste, skin colour, gender, religious belief, political opinion, physical disability, ethnic-, national- or social back ground, nationality or sexual orientation.
The maximum number of weekly hours permitted by national law shall not be exceeded. At all times, the regular weekly working hours can never exceed 48 hours or 60 hours including overtime. Employees cannot be forced to work overtime.
Workers have the right to associate, organize and bargain collectively in a legal and peaceful manner.
Freedom of Association
All employees must receive wages which are equal to- or exceed the minimum wages defined by law. Any overtime must be compensated according to national regulations.
Health & Safety
Vendors shall maintain a clean, safe and healthy working environment in compliance with local laws and regulations. All workers must have proper access to fire escapes.
Bribery & Corruption
The vendor agrees not to enter into any kind of bribery or corruption with any individual representing BT Company or any of its Principals. Where gifts are presented in adherence to a country’s individual customs or etiquette, it shall be ensured that such gifts do not lead to obligatory dependencies.
Chemical- & Technical Compliance
As a minimum we work according to EU standards / laws. If a principal may have requirements exceeding the EU standards, such requirements will be followed accordingly.
Access to Code of Conduct
Vendors shall translate this code of conduct into the local language, then make their workers aware of its content, and post it in a place within the working premises accessible to all employees.
In the event of subcontracting work, the vendor must ensure that the subcontractor comply with this code of conduct.