At Snow and Rock we believe it’s important to do our part to help preserve the environment. We can’t imagine not having the beautiful landscapes the natural world allows us to run in, and we want to make sure that other generations can enjoy them too. We try our best to ensure that our factories and suppliers around the world treat their employees fairly and we participate in schemes to recycle waste electrical equipment. We’re always looking for ways to be cleaner, fairer and more responsible both for our staff, our suppliers, and the environment that we all love to enjoy.
Find out more about how we’re committed to being the most responsible company that we can be.
We’re committed to making sure that everything we sell is made in a fair, responsible and sustainable way. We’ve set out clear guidelines for our factories and suppliers, to make sure that every person in the supply chain is safe, protected and properly represented. Each of our suppliers must sign and comply with our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, which outlines eight important standards:
1. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
Every worker has the right to join trade unions and to bargain collectively, without the fear of discrimination. In countries where this is prevented by law, employers must help to find alternative methods of association and bargaining.
2. Choice of employment
Every person working for our suppliers and factories does so out of choice - with no forced, bonded or involuntary labour, human trafficking or slavery. Every employee is free to leave their employer after a reasonable notice period.
3. Safety & hygiene
Our suppliers and factories have to provide a safe and hygienic working environment, preventing accidents and injuries, and providing access to clean toilets and safe drinking water. Physical abuse or discipline, sexual, or other harassment and verbal abuse must be prohibited.
4. Child labour
The suppliers and factories that we work with have to agree not to use child labour and to ensure that employees under the age of 18 don’t work at night or in dangerous conditions. All policies and procedures have to comply with the relevant ILO (International Labour Organisation) standards.
5. Living wages
Every person working for our suppliers and factories is paid a wage that meets national legal standards and is high enough to meet their basic needs. Employees are always provided with clear information before accepting employment, as well as regular information about how their wages have been calculated. Deductions are never used as disciplinary measures.
6. Working hours
Working hours have to comply with national legal standards, and workers can’t be made to work more than 48 hours per week, with one day off in every 7 day period. Overtime has to be voluntary and paid at a premium rate.
We ensure that our suppliers and factories don’t discriminate in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement for any reason.
8. Environmental standards
We care about the outdoors, and we ensure that our suppliers and factories uphold the same sustainable standards as we do to protect the environment. This includes minimising waste, encouraging recycling, using recycled materials, promoting conservation, avoid pollutants, and never testing any products on animals or treating animals with undue cruelty.