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WE UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF CSR AND HAVE A CLEAR ETHICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL GREEN TRADING POLICY.

Wild Thang Limited takes account of its economic, social and environmental impact in the way it operates as a business. By demonstrating our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility we aim to align our business values, purpose and strategy with the needs of our clients, suppliers and community, whilst embedding such responsible and ethical principles into everything we do. The elements of this statement cover our approach in dealing with our clients, suppliers and the local community principles in an effort to support reducing our energy, procurement, transport, water use and other business usage to reduce our carbon footprint and environmental impact. The effectiveness of the Policy Statement will be monitored and reviewed at least annually by the Directors to ensure the Company’s continuing compliance with any relevant legislation and to meet new business requirements, to identify areas in need of improvement. We will also ensure that in all areas changes will be brought to the attention of employees as necessary.

This is far from lip service and forms part of everything we do within the Wild Thang family. We are ISO 14001 certified therefore aware of our environmental impact and will attempt to minimise this in any way possible. As a member of Sedex we support their commitment to monitor and improve conditions for workers in factories throughout the world. We love our local community, it really is in our heart, soul and DNA so we go above and beyond to support events and charities on both a local and national level, don’t just take my word for it, why not check it out on our CSR blog area which highlights just a few things we have been involved in over many years.

The operational and ultimate responsibility for the commitment to our Corporate Social Responsibility principles lies with the Directors of Wild Thang Limited. Every employee of Wild Thang Limited is expected to give their full co-operation to the above principles in their activities at work. Consultants or visitors are also expected to apply our environmental principles.

The effectiveness of the Policy Statement will be monitored and reviewed at least annually by the Directors to ensure the Company’s continuing compliance with any relevant legislation and to meet new business requirements and to identify areas in need of improvement. We will also ensure that all area changes will be brought to the attention of employees as necessary.

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Environment

Protection of the environment in which we live and operate is part of Wild Thang Limited’s values and principles and we consider it to be sound business practice. Care for the environment is one of our key responsibilities and an important part of the way in which we do business.

This statement should also be read in conjunction with our Professional Code of Conduct. In this policy statement we commit our company to:

  • Complying with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and approved codes of practice
  • Protecting the environment by striving to prevent and minimise our contribution to pollution of land, air, and water
  • Seeking to keep wastage to a minimum and maximise the efficient use of materials and resources
  • Managing and disposing of all waste in a responsible manner
  • Providing training for our staff so that we all work in accordance with this policy statement and within an environmentally aware culture
  • Regularly communicating our environmental performance to our employees
  • Developing our management processes to ensure that environmental factors are considered during planning and implementation
  • Monitoring and continuously improving our environmental performance.

The Directors will ensure that the Company reduces the environmental impact on the Company by:

  • Reducing all our transportation requirements wherever possible and utilising public transport and such facilities as web-ex and conference call facilities
  • By using vehicles that are regularly serviced and checked with regards to their emission levels and economically use their fuel
  • Sourcing and buying locally to save fuel costs wherever possible
  • Ensuring that all lights and equipment is switched off when not required
  • Ensuring that water is used efficiently
  • Using scrap paper for drafts and notes
  • Printing in mono and double sided wherever possible
  • Recycling all waste (shredding all business documentation)
  • Sourcing recycled materials wherever possible
  • Working with like-minded suppliers who take steps to minimise their environmental impact

OUR COMMUNITY

The Directors will also ensure that our work with the local community involves:

  • Working and supporting local and national charities
  • Encouraging volunteer work in community activities
  • Supporting local schools
  • Undertaking voluntary business advisory services via professional bodies

ETHICAL TRADING POLICY

ETHICS POLICY

Wild Thang is committed to being a socially responsible organisation, taking into consideration the environmental, social and economic footprint of our business on the local communities where we operate and aiming to maximise the benefits and minimise any negative impact of our global operations.

DISTRIBUTION OF THIS POLICY

This is an open document and shall be displayed to anyone who contributes to our operations as well as any of our business partners. Such individuals or parties will be expected to familiarise themselves with the principles of this policy. It will remain the responsibility of Wild Thang’s suppliers to ensure that their employees and subcontractors are informed about and comply with this policy. Wild Thang will be happy to clarify any questions that may arise about this policy and its application.


LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY

Wild Thang expects all of its operations, suppliers and their subcontractors to obey national as well as regional statutory requirements of the countries in which they are operating for all their activities. However, Wild Thang understands these laws as a minimum standard and expects its suppliers and employees to operate with the highest moral standards.


HUMAN RIGHTS

Wild Thang believes in the philosophy of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and we are committed to maintaining this ideology in our policies, procedures and practices. Respect for human rights continues to remain the cornerstone of our decision making. We will endeavour to co-operate with business partners who conduct their operations in a manner that is attuned with our key belief in the respect for human rights and ethical conduct. We will work with our clients to ensure that the process of fulfilling their promotional requirements does not infringe anyone’s human rights. We will continuously take steps to ensure that the operations of our employees and suppliers do not counter internationally accepted human rights conventions, whilst identifying and allowing for the spectrum of local cultures across the different countries in which we operate.


CHILD LABOUR

A child in this context is a person younger than 15 years of age, or 14 years of age in accordance with the exceptions for developing countries as set out in Article 2.4 in the ILO Convention No.138 on Minimum Age. Wild Thang bases its child labour code on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, article 32.1. We recognise that children have the right to be protected from exploitation economically and from partaking in any work that is likely to be hazardous or to interfere with their education, or to be harmful to their health and detrimental to their physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development. Wild Thang will not co-operate with any company that is involved in child labour. All companies that deal with Wild Thang are expected to respect children’s rights and to wherever possible help children develop themselves in fields such as education, sports and to develop into good members of society.


THE ENVIRONMENT

Wild Thang is committed to the preservation and improvement of the environment it operates in. Wild Thang expects all companies to comply with environmental, safety and health laws and regulations, and to the extent practical, put into action programs that exceed national governmental requirements. All companies must do whatever they can to minimise their operations’ impact on the environment.

Wild Thang is fully committed to supporting and assisting the communities in which we operate by conducting our business with respect and consideration for the wellbeing of local communities. All operating facilities must take steps to minimise any disturbance as a result of their operations. Furthermore, they must ensure that local communities get advantages from their operations, such as: good employment opportunities, high quality services and products.

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BUSINESS PRACTICE STANDARDS

CORRUPTION

Wild Thang will not consider offers for or invitations to activities involving bribery and corruption in whatever form. Gifts or entertainment may only be offered to a third party if they are agreeable with customary business practice in the relevant region, are of a modest value and cannot be interpreted a bribe. No financial, monetary or similar enticements will be given to third party organisations or to individuals from such organisations in any circumstances, including government agencies and representatives. Sales of the company’s services and products as well as purchases of products and services from suppliers will be made exclusively on the basis of quality, performance, price, value and/or for the benefit of Wild Thang, and never based on the offering or acceptance of enticements such as gifts, favours or any other forms of enticement.

Employees cannot accept gifts, money or entertainment from individuals or third party organisations where these might reasonably be regard as likely to influence transactions and decisions. All gifts, other than minor ones with a minimal value, should be returned. In particular cultures where such an action can cause offence, the gift should be declared to senior management. Senior management are advised to donate such gifts to charity.


POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Wild Thang does not make contributions to political parties. The only exceptions to this are in countries where there is a legal requirement to do so or where there is an established, lawful and generally accepted practice to do so.


PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES

All employees will always conduct themselves in an ethical manner. All products will be represented accurately to clients. Utmost care will be taken in delivery of the correct quantity and an acceptable quality of products and services.


COMPETITION

Wild Thang will always compete in a fair and ethical manner. Wild Thang has grown due to our ability to provide our clients with a high level of service and quality products. Wild Thang will not consent with any attempts to discredit competitors unfairly. When in contact with competitors, employees will avoid discussing confidential information and no attempt will be made to improperly acquire competitors’ trade secrets or any other confidential information. Employees must not discuss price fixing, or any other unethical practices with competitors.


EMPLOYEES

Wild Thang is committed to improving individual and business performance through the employment of the best people at all levels and creating a safe and constructive environment in which all employees can work collectively. Wild Thang gives a high priority to employees’ health and safety. In dealing with employees, all facilities must act in compliance with national regulatory requirements. We are committed to the fulfilment of all obligations to employees. We view regulations as a minimum, rather than as standards when fulfilling obligations to employees.


EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

Wild Thang takes employees’ rights seriously. We respect freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. Employment shall be freely chosen with no use of forced or child labour, and no discrimination shall occur on the basis of gender, colour, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
Harassment can be defined as unwanted behaviour, which a person finds intimidating, upsetting, embarrassing, humiliating or offensive. Wild Thang will not tolerate any conduct involving the harassment (racial, sexual or of any other kind) of any employee. Wild Thang will provide its employees with the opportunity to develop themselves and, wherever appropriate, to develop their careers further with the company.
All employees will be provided with an equal opportunity to advance within the company and any advancements will be conducted in a fair manner based on the individual’s performance, ability and other similar factors. No advancement shall be offered based on favours or any unethical practices.


HEALTH & SAFETY

Wild Thang places the highest priority on promoting the health and safety of employees whilst at work. Health and safety standards must be continuously monitored. Each employee should be trained on Health and Safety when they commence their employment.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Wild Thang believes in providing employees with terms of employment that at the very best, meet national legislation. We take these responsibilities very seriously and believe that employees should be provided with a fair contract.


BUSINESS PRACTICE STANDARDS

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING AND SELECTION

Wild Thang believes in hiring the best possible personnel in order to provide our clients with a higher quality of service. All pre-employment screening shall be carried out in a just manner with the right candidates being hired based on ability and similar qualities and not based on any prejudice.


CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

Wild Thang takes its responsibility in data protection very seriously. Employees are not to use any confidential information acquired through their employment for any personal or organisational gain, nor disclose such information to any third party during or after their employment. ‘Confidential information’ is defined as information that has been specifically labelled as being confidential or is otherwise obviously confidential from the surrounding circumstances.
This policy does not include information in the public domain or information which the individual concerned is required by law to disclose.


CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Every employee must avoid business, financial or other direct or indirect interests or relationships which conflict or appear to conflict with the interests of Wild Thang, or which divides his or her loyalty to Wild Thang. Furthermore, employees must not partake in any activity that will affect the integrity of the company.


MONITORING AND ENFORCEMENT

Wild Thang expects all of its employees, partners, suppliers and their subcontractors to adhere to the principles outlined in this document. This document should serve as a starting point and all companies must work continuously to work at higher ethical standards. Wild Thang recognises that different countries have different cultures and laws. The ethics outlined in this document are universal and must be adhered to except in instances where local laws differ; in which case, the local law must take precedence. In such instances, the relevant personnel or supplier should inform a senior manager at Wild Thang.


MONITORING

All suppliers are obliged to inform Wild Thang about the locations where each order is produced as well as any information that is relevant to the implementation of this document. Wild Thang reserves the right to make unannounced visits to sites where people work directly or indirectly for Wild Thang. Wild Thang also reserves the right to let an independent party make inspection.


ENFORCEMENT

Wild Thang reserves the right to cancel any contracts or orders it has with any company that does not comply with this ethical policy.
Wild Thang will not be responsible for any costs incurred by the infringing party as a result of any such cancellation.

CLIENTS

The Directors will also ensure that we deal responsibly, openly and fairly with clients and potential clients by:

  • Ensuring that all our advertising and documentation about the business and its activities are clear, informative, legal, decent, honest and truthful
  • Being open and honest about our products and services and telling customers what they want to know, including what we do to be socially responsible
  • We will avoid pressure selling techniques
  • Ensuring that if something goes wrong we will acknowledge the problem and deal with it
  • We will listen to our clients so that this can help us improve the products and services we offer to them
  • Ensuring that we benchmark and evaluate what we do in order to constantly improve our competitive edge in the marketplace.

SUPPLIERS

The Directors will also ensure that we deal responsibly, openly and fairly with suppliers by:

  • Ensuring that we use local suppliers as much as possible
  • That we will endeavor to pay on time
  • Not expecting any discounts to have a detrimental effect on their business