Workers must never be required to provide money in any form to their employers or associates of employers. Workers should always be at liberty to freely terminate their contracts after completing any mutually agreed-upon notice period.
At Bunti, we condemn physical abuse and forceful disciplining. Workers should never give or receive threats of any kind from employers, superiors, subordinates, or colleagues under any circumstances. All workers including management level staff are required to steer clear from verbal abuse, physical abuse or violence, mental harassment, sexual harassment, molestation, and intimidation of any kind.
Bunti condemns inequity and bigotry in all its forms. In situations related to employment, training, termination of services, and retirement, we seek the equal treatment of everyone regardless of their race, caste, creed, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, and/or disability.
Bunti adopts a prudent attitude towards the formation and activities of trade unions.
Workers must always have the freedom to join and/or form trade unions on their own to make their demands respectfully without prior permission from anyone.
Workers at all levels must have free access to water, toilets, and religious facilities while at work.
All new hiring, be it permanent or temporary, full time or part time, must be done in according to legal requirements of the nation and region. We insist on our vendors signing formal employment contracts with their workers. If our vendors are using third party agents or agencies to hire employees or workers, the vendors’ employment contracts must be in adherence to our Code of Conduct and should always override all guidelines put in place by the third party hiring agent or agency.
Bunti insists that all brands and designers produce before us the regulations and guidelines they follow, with respect to ethical production, fair employment, and environmental sustainability. We expect them to establish functional systems that allow for these regulations and guidelines to be implemented and monitored successfully.
FAIR EQUAL RIGHTS POLICY
In matters of hiring and outsourcing at BUNTI, we consciously follow a fair equal rights policy. We partner with designers belonging to diverse communities and hailing from a variety of geographical regions. We create fair opportunities for dignified labour for the underprivileged and those on the fringes of society. BUNTI takes a bold stance against racism, casteism, and all other forms of discrimination.
ETHICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
The work environment for all employees, workers, and labourers must always be safe, clean, hygienic, and must have adequate sanitation facilities. Workers must be trained and educated with regards to the handling of specific machines, the inherent hazards and dangers involved in using them, and methods to avoid mishaps and injuries.
Workers must be provided all requisite protection gear for safe handling of equipment and machinery.All necessary safety measures and precautions must always be in place to prevent injuries and accidents.
We expect that our brands make provisions for their employees and workers to give them feedback safely and anonymously. Provisions must also be made for workers to report complaints anonymously. Our brands are expected to create a work environment that is free of corruption, extortion, bribery, credit-stealing, and blackmail.
We take a strong stance against child labour. Children are prohibited from working at our shop, and from delivering goods, snacks, and other items.
We believe in maintaining a healthy work-life balance and respect our karigars’ need for and right to their personal time and space.
Our crafts-persons, artisans, and employees strictly follow healthy working hours; in case they work overtime, they are always reimbursed fairly.
- At Bunti, all salaries are always paid on time.
- We are against forced labour. Such practices are strongly condemned by us.
- We refrain from giving our employees any work to be completed at home, after hours.
- At Bunti, we give paid leaves for all public holidays.
- The health and safety of our employees is of utmost importance to us. Safe production practices are practised at all times at our studio.
- We do not discriminate on the grounds of religion, politics, gender, caste, creed, or communal allegiances.
- We respect our employees’ rightful freedom of speech and expression, and are open to considering diverse opinions in terms of creative and administrative matters.
- We follow a friendly and respectable code of conduct.