Cubic Uniforms Ethical Sourcing Policy
Revised 17th October 2023

1. Introduction

    Cubic Uniforms is dedicated to conducting our business with unwavering commitment to ethical, sustainable, and socially responsible sourcing practices. This Ethical Sourcing Policy articulates our principles and expectations for ourselves and our suppliers, ensuring we contribute positively to society and the environment.

    2. Compliance with Laws and Regulations

      We are committed to complying with all relevant laws and regulations, including those pertaining to ethical conduct, sustainability, and social responsibility. Our suppliers are expected to uphold the same standards.

      3. Corporate Governance and Ethics

        Cubic Uniforms conducts business with the highest ethical standards, emphasizing transparency, professionalism, and equitable practices. We expect our suppliers to mirror these principles.

        4. Health and Safety

          We prioritize the safety and well-being of our employees and partners by adhering to workplace health and safety laws and best practices. Suppliers must provide a safe working environment and prioritize the health and safety of their workforce.

          5. Environmental Responsibility

          Cubic Uniforms recognizes our duty to minimize our environmental footprint. We expect our suppliers to:
          a. Compliance: Abide by all local and national environmental laws and regulations.
          b. Resource Efficiency: Optimize energy, water, and natural resource consumption through efficient practices.
          c. Pollution Reduction: Implement strategies to reduce pollution, deforestation, and greenhouse gas emissions.
          d. Safe Practices: Ensure the safe handling and disposal of hazardous substances, including waste.

          6. Social Responsibility

            6.1 Human Rights:
            a. Respect: Conduct business activities in a manner that respects human rights, as outlined in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
            b. Anti-Trafficking: Ensure that company products, services, and facilities are not used for human trafficking or labor exploitation.
            c. Workplace Respect: Promote a workplace free from discrimination, harassment, or abuse of any kind.
            d. Privacy: Respect privacy laws and protect personal information.
            e. Reporting Mechanisms: Establish mechanisms for reporting illegal or unethical conduct associated with your business.
            f. Freedom of Association: Allow freedom of association and collective bargaining for employees.
            6.2 Labour Practices:
            a. Fair Pay:Provide fair wages and comply with employment laws relevant to Australia or the country-of-origin jurisdiction.

            7. Supplier Diversity

              Cubic Uniforms encourages supplier diversity, including support for Indigenous businesses, social enterprises, and local suppliers.

              8. Supply Chain Responsibility

                Suppliers should extend this Code to their own business and supply chain, ensuring compliance and responsibility.

                9. Continuous Improvement

                  We encourage suppliers to exceed legal requirements, actively seeking to improve social, environmental, and ethical conditions in their operations and supply chain.

                  10. Reporting and Accountability

                    Any violation of this policy by employees or suppliers should be reported promptly to the Compliance Manager. Violations will be investigated, and appropriate actions will be taken, which may include corrective measures or termination of supplier relationships.

                    Cubic Uniforms is committed to being a responsible and ethical business in all aspects of our operations, including sourcing. This Ethical Sourcing Policy reflects our dedication to ethical conduct, human rights, environmental responsibility, and transparency. We believe that by upholding these principles, we can contribute positively to our industry, our community, and our Country.