Health & Safety
As a company we believe that employees spending a large part of their life working for the company are to be treated with respect and dignity. Further, a sustainable workforce is central to our business due to the labour intensive industry we are in. Providing proper working conditions is an obvious place for the company to aim its focus.
All our factories in both Latvia and Vietnam are SA8000 certified.
SA8000 contains nine core elements:
- Child Labor
- Forced Labor
- Health & Safety
- Working Hours
- Freedom of Association and the Right to Collective Bargaining
- Disciplinary Practices
- Working Hours
- Management Systems
The management system requirements of SA8000 move beyond a checklist approach, encouraging managers to make sustainable systemic changes in how they run their businesses.
SA8000, created in 1997 by Social Accountability International, is an international standardized code of conduct for improving working conditions around the world. The standard is third-party audited every 6 months and the certificate is valid for 3 years.
The normative elements of this standard are based on national law, international human rights and the conventions of the ILO.
When people care for their job they are motivated to perform the best they can. This is beneficial for the employee, for the company and for the customers:
- Employees performing well in terms of both quality and efficiency are able to earn a good salary and they generate more output for the company.
- The customer will receive a top class product at a competitive price.
A part of the operational profit will be re-invested in current CSR activities and a constant upgrade of the working environment standards.
The aim for Spectre Vietnam is to create a lighthouse in the Vietnamese garment industry within CSR measures.