Our Ethical Policy

Promotional Warehouse’s ‘Ethical Policy’ has been created to provide a framework and guidance on the company’s approach to achieving and maintaining good business behaviour by means of sound ethical conduct.

It serves to ensure that all employees are aware of their individual and collective responsibilities with regards to the company’s ethics, and to emphasise our customers’ expectations to being treated fairly and in accordance with good business practises.

All employees are responsible for reading this document in its entirety and for ensuring that they comply with all the policy requirements as stated within this document. The purpose of this ethical policy is to maintain a culture of openness, trust and integrity in the company’s business practises. Effective ethics is a ‘team effort’ involving the participation and support of every Promotional Warehouse employee.

Promotional Warehouse is committed to protecting employees, business partners and suppliers from illegal or damaging actions by individuals, either knowingly, or unknowingly.

We address issues proactively and uses correct judgement, it helps set the company apart from its competitors and helps further enhance its reputation. Promotional Warehouse will not tolerate any wrongdoing or impropriety at any time. The company will take the appropriate measures and act quickly where the ‘ethical code’ is broken. Scope, this policy applies to all employees, contractors and consultants of Promotional Warehouse

Promotional Warehouse commitment to Ethics:

  1. That Integrity is one of the company’s core values.
  2. To set and lead by example.
  3. In any business practise, honesty and integrity are of the highest importance.
  4. To have an open-door policy and welcome suggestions and concerns from all employees.
  5. Create an environment that will allow employees to feel comfortable discussing any issues and will serve to alert Directors to concerns within the company Employee’s commitment to ethics.
  6. To disclose any conflicts of interests regarding their position with the company.
  7. To engage in carrying out the company’s mission in a professional manner and in line with the core values of the company which includes integrity.
  8. To recognise that the main function of the company is at all times to serve the best interests of its current and future customers and to do this with respect, concern, courtesy and responsiveness.
  9. To treat everyone fairly, have mutual respect, promote a team environment and avoid the intent and appearance of unethical or compromising practises.
  10. To treat all persons with respect and consideration, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, maternity, marital or family status, disability, age or national origin.
  11. To respect the structure and responsibilities of management, provide them with facts and advice as a basis for decision and policy making, and uphold and implement decisions and policies adopted by management.
  12. To demonstrate the highest standards of personal integrity, truthfulness and honesty in all activities in order to inspire confidence and trust in such activities, both internally and externally.
  13. To strive for personal and professional excellence, encourage the professional development of others and keep up to date on emerging issues affecting the Company.
  14. To conduct themselves always with professional competence, fairness and impartiality the company’s commitment to ethics.
  15. To hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of the company’s professional duties.
  16. To collaborate with and support partners in carrying out the company’s ethical policy.
  17. To build professional reputations on the merit of our capabilities and refrain from competing unfairly with others.
  18. Not to engage in any business practise or process or with any entity, including potential customers, that does not match the Company’s ethical standards.

Governance and Review

Should an employee be in any doubt about a relevant course of action, require clarification on a particular issue, or want to report a potential breach of Promotional Warehouse ’s ethical code, they should report directly to their line manager/Director. The topic/issue will then be dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible, and by the Managing Director if appropriate. This policy will be held by the a relevant Director on behalf of the Promotional Warehouse and will be reviewed annually to ensure that it remains relevant, both internally with all employees and externally regarding changing social and moral attitudes and business best practise.

Our Ethical Trade Associations

Our suppliers all belong to 1 or more of the following Ethical Trade Associations.

Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)

www.ethicaltrade.org

  • Keyrings
  • Rugby Shirts
  • Teddy Bears
  • Polo Shirts
  • Jumpers/Sweaters

Fair Labor Assoc.

www.fairlabor.org

  • Keyrings
  • Rugby Shirts
  • Teddy Bears
  • Polo Shirts
  • Jumpers/Sweaters

Fair Wear

www.fairwear.org

  • T-Shirts
  • Hoodies
  • Bodywarmer
  • Sirocco Windcheater

Forest Stewardship Council

www.fsc-uk.org

  • Christmas Cards
  • Posters

National Childrenswear Association (NCWA)

www.ncwa.co.uk

  • Onesie
  • Sherpa Hat
  • Windcheater in a Bag
  • La Femme Soft Shell Jacket
  • Gents Soft Shell Jacket
  • Gents Soft Shell Jacket

OKEO-TEX

www.oeko-tex.com

  • T-Shirts
  • Hoodies
  • Onesie
  • Sherpa Hat
  • Bodywarmer
  • Windcheater in a Bag
  • Sirocco Windcheater
  • La Femme Soft Shell Jacket
  • Gents Soft Shell Jacket

Reach

www.hse.gov.uk/reach

  • Mugs
  • Rugby Shirts
  • Beanie Hats
  • Body Warmers
  • Sirocco Windcheater
  • Metro Scarf

Sedex

www.sedexglobal.com

  • Pin Badges
  • T-Shirts
  • Hoodies
  • Onesies
  • Sherpa Hat
  • Windcheater in a Bag
  • La Femme Soft Shell Jacket
  • Gents Soft Shell Jacket

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)

www.wrapcompliance.org

  • T-Shirts
  • Hoodies
  • Rugby Shirts
  • Teddy Bears
  • Polo Shirts
  • Sleeveless Lambswool Jumper