Ethical Trading Policy

The principles adopted by Montmartre Patisserie  in this policy document are based on the International accepted standards set out in the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code of Labour Standards.

Montmartre Patisserie will as far as is reasonably practicable ensure that they, and their suppliers and their sub-contractors, comply with the stated policy requirements.

  1. Employment is Freely Chosen
    There is no forced, bonded or involuntary prison labour. Workers are not required to leave deposits, or their identity papers with their employer and are free to leave their employer after reasonable notice.


  1. Working Conditions Are Safe and Hygienic
    A safe and hygienic working environment shall be provided. Adequate steps shall be taken to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, associated with, or occurring in the course of work.
    Access to clean toilet facilities and to potable water, and if appropriate, sanitary facilities for food storage shall be provided.


  1. Child Labour Shall Not Be Used
    There shall be no new recruitment of child labour.
    Companies shall develop or participate in programmes which provide for the transition of any child found to be performing child labour, to enable that child to attend and remain in quality education until no longer a child.
    Children and young persons under 18 shall not be employed at night or in hazardous conditions, and as a minimum meet National legal Standards.


  1. Living Wages Are Paid
    Wages and benefits paid for a standard working week must meet, at a minimum, National legal Standards or Industry benchmark Standards, whichever is higher.
    Workers shall be made aware of their employment conditions.


  1. Working Hours Are Not Excessive
    Working hours shall comply with national Laws and benchmark Industry Standards, whichever affords the greater protection. In any event, workers shall not, on a regular basis, be required to work in excess of 55 hours per week and shall, on average, be provided with at least one day off for every period. Overtime shall always be compensated at a premium rate.
    Working hours should meet National legal or Industry benchmark Standards as a minimum.


  1. No Discrimination Is Practiced
    There shall be no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.


  1. Regular Employment Is Provided
    To every extent possible work performed must be on the basis of a recognised employment relationship established through national law and practice.