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Ethical Trading Policy

Charles Gray Code of Conduct

Charles Gray is committed to respecting, protecting, and championing the human rights of all who work with us including operations, employees, supply chain workers, customers, and local communities. It’s our responsibility to make sure that the human rights of every worker in our supply chain are respected and protected. Everyone in our supply chain should feel safe at work, financially secure and respected.

To ensure that the human rights of all who work with us are protected and respected, we are following our ethical trading policy.


  • Charles Gray condemns and prohibits all forms of modern slavery. The supplier must not use forced labour, including prison labour, indentured labour, bonded labour, or other forms of forced labour. 
  • All workers should always have access to and/or control of their citizenship documents. 
  • The supplier is responsible for employment eligibility fees of all workers, including recruitment fees.


Charles Gray firmly upholds the principle that child labour shall not be used under any circumstances. We explicitly prohibit the employment of children in any form, whether directly or indirectly, within the company's supply chain. This commitment extends to all stages of production, from raw material sourcing to manufacturing and distribution.

Young people under the age of 18 must not be in charge of hazardous machinery and should not work at night.


We recognise that both a worker’s right to organise and bargain collectively are the foundations for the realisation of other labour rights. Suppliers must guarantee the right of their employees to join unions and to bargain collectively.

The Employer must not prevent or discriminate against workers who wish to associate or bargain collectively. The Employer must adopt an open attitude towards the organisational activities of Trade Unions. Where the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining is restricted under law, the supplier must allow the development of parallel means for independent and free association and bargaining.


  • Employees are treated fairly and with dignity and respect, and should not be physically or verbally abused, sexually harassed, or intimidated in any other way including threats of any kind. 
  • Employees are not discriminated against at any stage of their employment including hiring, compensatory matters, access to resources or training based on their race, caste, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or political ideologies.


  • Employees earn a living wage, which at the very least is in line with the local legal standard of a minimum wage. 
  • Deductions from wages due to disciplinary procedures is not acceptable.


  • Employees shall be provided at least one day off in seven days. A regular workweek shall not exceed 48 hours.
  • Overtime shall be voluntary and compensated at a premium rate and not be requested on a regular basis. Other than in exceptional circumstances, the sum of regular and overtime hours in a week shall not exceed 60 hours.


  • A safe and hygienic working environment must be provided. 
  • Health and safety training should be given to all employees and new starters relevant for their working area.


    Charles Gray will not tolerate corruption and/or bribery throughout its supply chain