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Etilog is a socially responsible company, conducting itself in an ethically correct manner ensures compliance with the international social accountability standard SA 8000 ( and therefore expects the same of its suppliers. This standard is based on a wide range of existing international human rights, including all core conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the general declaration on human rights and the UN convention on children’s rights.

At an international level, if your company comply with the standards according to SA8000, has a material or a product and would like to be one of our suppliers, please fill out the form below and we will contact you.

Child labour and Young Workers relates to the prohibition of employment of children who are under the legal minimum working age. Moreover, suppliers are expected to ensure that legally young workers, under 18 years of age, do not work at night or overtime. Young workers should be protected against conditions of work which are harmful for their health, safety or development consistent with ILO Minimum Age Convention No. 138. Source: EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and ILO

Wages and benefits relates to basic or minimum wage or salary and any additional entitlements payable directly or indirectly by the employer to the worker and arising out of the worker's employment. Examples include paid sick days, family and medical leave, paid overtime etc.

Working hours relates to regular work weeks that should not exceed 48 hours, or 60 hours in emergency situations, including overtime. Employees should have minimum one day off every seven days. Source: Ethical Trading Initiative, based on ILO conventions

Forced or compulsory labour refers to all work or service exacted from any person under the menace of any penalty and for which that person has not offered himself voluntarily. Examples include forced overtime, retention of identity documents, as well as human trafficking. Source: ILO

Freedom of association relates to the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and to freedom of association at all levels, which implies the right of everyone to form and to join trade unions. This also includes collective bargaining as a process of negotiations between employers and a group of employees aimed at reaching an agreement that regulates working conditions. Source: EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

Harassment is defined as a harsh and inhumane treatment - or the threat of such a treatment - including any sexual, mental or physical coercion or verbal abuse of workers. Non-discrimination is the equal treatment of an individual or group regardless of their particular characteristics, including sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation. Source: EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

Personal protective equipment relates to the equipment that will protect the user against health or safety risks at work. It can include items such as safety helmets and hard hats, gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses.

Machine safety relates to how employees use machinery, and have adequate maintenance arrangements in place to ensure it remains safe to use, i.e. the machine is appropriate for the job and working properly and that all the safety measures are in place.

Emergency preparedness relates to the plans in place to respond effectively to health and safety incidents and other emergencies that might occur at an event.

Incident and accident management relates to the actions taken to monitor the effectiveness of the measures in place to control the risks in the workplace. Employers must make arrangements to ensure the health and safety of the workplace, including adequate information and training for employees.

Workplace ergonomics relate to the 'human factors' of industries. The human factors refer to environmental, organisational and job factors, and human and individual characteristics, which influence behaviour at work in a way which can affect health and safety.

Handling of chemicals relate to the variety of harmful substances that are found in the working environments and knowing how to handle these safely is key to safety and protection from injury.

Fire protection relates to active and passive protection systems. The duty of the fire protection system may be to extinguish the fire, control the fire, or provide exposure protection to prevent domino effects.

Corruption can take many forms that vary in degree from the minor use of influence to institutionalised bribery. It is defined as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. This can mean not only financial gain but also non-financial advantages.

Extortion is the act of asking or enticing another to commit bribery.

Bribery is an offer or receipt of any gift, loan, fee, reward or other advantages to or from any person as an inducement to do something dishonest, illegal or a breach of trust, in the conduct of the enterprise's business.

The right to privacy is defined as "No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks." Source: Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was approved, and the aim is to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches.

Financial responsibility refers to company's responsibility to accurately record, maintain, and report business documentation following applicable law and generally accepted accounting principles.

Disclosure of Information refers to company's responsibility to disclose information regarding to their labour force, health and safety practices, environmental practices, business activities, financial situation and performance.

Fair Competition and anti-trust refer to the upholding by companies of standards of fair business and competition including, but not limited to, avoiding business practices that unlawfully restrain competition; improper exchange of competitive information; and price-fixing, bid-rigging, or improper market allocation.

Conflict of interest occurs when an individual or a corporation (either private or governmental) is in a position to exploit his or their own professional or official capacity in some way for personal or corporate benefit.

Counterfeit parts risk should be minimised by the company with methods and processes appropriate to their products and services.

Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions, designs and images used in commerce. It is protected in law by patents, copyright and trademarks.

Export controls and economic sanctions refer to restrictions on the export or re-export of goods, software, services and technology, as well as with applicable restrictions on trade involving certain countries, regions, companies or entities and individuals.

Retaliation is defined as a direct or indirect adverse administrative decision taken against an individual who has reported suspected wrongdoing. Companies are expected to establish processes that allow concerns to be raised anonymously with confidentiality and without retaliation.

Human Rights are the rights we are entitled to simply because we are human beings. They represent the universally agreed minimum conditions that enable all people to maintain their dignity. Human rights are inherent to all of us, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, or any other status. Source: Universal Declaration of Human Rights  According to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which were endorsed by the Human Rights Council resolution 17/4 in 2011, every company has to respect human rights, and it is responsible for doing no harm to people.

Health and Safety relates to the commitment of management and employees to a healthy and safe workplace with 'zero accidents' goal. It is the responsibility of management to provide sufficient resources and organisation for health and safety and to do regular risk assessment and reporting to ensure continuous improvement of the system.

Business ethics cover employees, independent contractors, consultants, and others with whom business has been done. Formal policy on business ethics helps drive business ethically, honestly, and in full compliance with all laws and regulations. Those principles should apply to every business decision in every area of the company (worldwide).

Environment relates to the company's overall intentions and direction related to its environmental performance. Companies should set environmental objectives which take into account applicable legal and other requirements and the company's environmental impact of its operations, products and services, with the purpose of decreasing the environmental impact, saving resources and costs. The list of topics presented refers to the Guiding Principles and explained in the related Guidance Document.

Upstream supplier management in supply chain refers to all the activities needed to gather the materials required to create a product. Upstream of an organisation are the suppliers who produce goods and services used in a company's operations. These include raw components or materials. Sustainability requirements are a set of policies and standards which your supply chain should oblige to in order to improve their sustainability performance.