Ethical and Socially Responsible Management Systems
1.The workplace has adopted an ethical Code (the WIETA Code) governing working and living conditions for everyone at the workplace.
2. Employers shall extend the principles of this ethical code through their wine and grape supply chain. Employers shall further establish appropriate procedures to evaluate their suppliers’ ability to meet the requirements of the ethical code and mitigate risk. Appropriate records of their suppliers shall be kept.
3. Management shall at least annually review the suitability and continuing effectiveness of the ethical code/policy in terms of labour practices and ethical trade principles.
4. Employers shall appoint a senior member of management who shall be responsible for compliance with these systems and shall ensure that employees and management are aware of the content of the ethical code/policy.
5. Employees have democratically elected male and female representatives based on the principle of freedom of association to represent them in discussions with management on implementation of the code at the workplace.
6. Where non compliances are identified, management shall implement corrective actions and allocate adequate resources. Employers shall investigate, address and respond to the concerns of employees and other interested parties with regard to non-compliances with the ethical code.
7. Employers shall not be involved in nor tolerate any act of corruption, extortion or embezzlement, nor in any form of bribery, including but not limiting, the promising, offering, giving or accepting of any improper monetary or other inducement.