As an ethically responsible organisation, Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Company is committed to ensuring
that it complies fully with all aspects of the Conventions of ILO (the International Labour Organisation)
Ethics, openness and social accountability are core values of the company and we ensure these are
consistently observed and where possible improved upon. This commitment extends from the directors of the
company throughout Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Company's operations ensuring that the company maintains a
1: Child Labour
Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Company does not engage in or support the use of child labour. Our
definition of a child is any person less than 16 years of age.
Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Company works in partnership with educational authorities in the UK, in
support of paid,and unpaid work experience programmes.
2: Forced & Compulsory Labour
Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Company does not engage in or support the use of forced or
compulsory labour and does not require personnel to pay deposits or lodge identification papers
with the company upon commencing employment.
Employees are able to leave the company after reasonable notice is given. This notice period is
defined in the Terms & Conditions of Employment for each employee.
3: Health & Safety
Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Company is committed to providing, maintaining and improving safe and
healthy conditions, equipment & systems of work for all employees, and to provide such information,
training & supervision as they need in order to provide adequate levels of welfare to all employees at their
place of work.
Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Company promotes a culture of openness where employees are encouraged
to voice concerns they may have. Employees are not expected or encouraged to place themselves in any
situation where there is imminent danger.
The Managing Director is responsible for ensuring the implementation of policies and procedures for the
protection of all personnel, and that Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Company's activities and products do
not present a threat to the health & safety of third parties.
4: Discrimination & Harassment
Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Company is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination.
At all times, it aims to:
5: Disciplinary Practices
Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Company shall not engage in or support, corporal punishment,
mental or physical coercion or verbal abuse of personnel. Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Company
operates a culture of openness that encourages its employees to report any incidences of verbal or
physical abuse should they arise in the workplace.
Disciplinary procedures are defined in the Employee Information Pack and Contract Of
6: Working Hours
Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Company will comply with national laws and industry standards on
working hours and public holidays.
Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Company will make available to employees, on average, at
least one day off for every 6 consecutive days worked.
The hours of work that apply are detailed in the Terms & Conditions of Employment for each
employee. Additional hours are voluntary, but may be required in order to meet the needs of the
business, and employees are asked to co-operate with any reasonable request to work additional
Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Company will ensure that the wages paid for a standard working
week shall meet at least legal minimum requirements and should always be sufficient to meet basic
needs of personnel, and to provide some discretionary income.
Where eligible, overtime will be reimbursed. However, some employees within the management
structure, who are paid fixed salaries, are not necessarily eligible for overtime pay, but shall receive
salaries, which recognise that overtime may be worked.
Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Company will ensure that the details of employees gross pay, any
deductions such as tax, pension contributions etc, and net pay paid are detailed on a pay advice
slip on at least a monthly basis.
Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Company will ensure that labour-only contracting arrangements
and false apprenticeship schemes are not undertaken in an effort to avoid fulfilling its obligations to
personnel under applicable laws pertaining to labour and national legislation and regulations.
8: Management Responsibility
The Managing Director, on behalf of the Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Company, will ensure that
this policy is implemented across its operations and will monitor compliance.
This policy will be made available to third parties when required.
Mr. G. W. Ormerod,