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Ethical Trading Policy

As the leading supplier of traditional handmade bricks in the UK, we have strict trading policies and only source our products from ethical supply partners.

Integral to our business is the empowerment of sustainable and ethical supply chains and we work closely with suppliers to ensure that they deliver and meet ethical policies and business practices.

We want our trade customers, specifiers and end users to be confident that Imperial Bricks products are made ethically to the highest standards, and that those who make our bricks are treated fairly, with respect for their human rights and that they’re not exposed to unsafe working conditions.

SEDEX Audits

SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) strictly monitor our compliance through regular ethical audits, and we expect our suppliers to keep up-to-date audit information available at all times.

SEDEX is a global non-profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains.

Tens of thousands of companies use SEDEX to manage their performance around labour rights, health and safety, the environment and business ethics. More information can be found at www.sedexglobal.com.

Employment and Ethical Trade Initiative Code

All our partner factories must meet specified employment guidelines and treat their employees with respect within a safe and healthy work environment. For any non-compliances specifically relating to ETI codes identified in an audit, corrective actions must be taken within appropriate timescales to ensure they do not re-occur.

The Code specifies that:

  1. Employment is Freely Chosen
  2. Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining are respected
  3. Working conditions are safe and hygienic
  4. Child labour shall not be used
  5. Living wages are paid
  6. Working hours are not excessive
  7. No discrimination is practiced
  8. Regular employment is provided
  9. No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed

These measurements and initiatives are in addition to our sustainability commitments, stringent testing requirements and commitment to quality.