Privacy Policy

Privacy And Policies

Mission Statement

Union Leisurewear are committed to:

PRINCIPLES. Self development.Continuous improvement in all our actions and in all aspects of our business, unrestricted by the existing way of doing things. Developing individual contributions through a focus on training and the expansion of individual capability. · Delegation and involvement in discussion and decision making particularly in those areas in which each of us can effectively contribute. · Agreeing clear and achievable objectives and providing meaningful feedback on performance. · Providing challenging work and responsibility and making Union Leisurewear a place where long term job satisfaction can be achieved. Self responsibility · Encouraging self-discipline, self responsibility and self-motivation in an environment of collective responsibility, each of us being conscious of our own responsibilities, the needs of others and the impact of our actions on others. Team spirit · Developing a spirit of creativity, flexibility, openness, trust, tolerance and excellence. · Recognising that everyone has a valued contribution to make but that this contribution can be most effective within a team spirited atmosphere. · Consulting and supporting others to achieve our common goals. · Building an organisation with which we can all identify and to which we all feel commitment and pride. Communication · Open channels of communication within the bounds of commercial confidentiality, so that we all know what is happening in the organisation, how we are performing and what we plan. · The free flow of information and views, upward, downward and across the company. · Encouraging and assisting everyone to gain a broad understanding of what we do, of customer needs and the global industry needs. Environment · Regard for the environment, our community and workplace in all our actions. · These are important and desirable principles for us all.

By working with goodwill and intent to implement them, we can achieve an excellent working environment and achieve the goals of Union Leisurewear.

Health and Safety Policy

Union Leisurewear is committed to the development and promotion of safe working practices amongst all employees to safeguard the welfare of both employees and the general public. . Action will be taken wherever appropriate to ensure that all aspects of this policy are recognisable in our operations.

PRINCIPLES Union Leisurewear is committed to improving the safety of all operations undertaken by employees. This includes operations which may affect the general public and particular care is to be paid to the safety of sub-contractors and their staff. The co-operation of all employees is necessary to provide a safe working environment and this policy can only be successful if all staff accept that providing a safe environment is both a management and a staff responsibility. All employees have a right of access to senior staff to discuss Health and Safety issues at any time. Health and Safety is to be a standing item on all company discussion and Board Meetings. All Employees will be consulted in Health and Safety issues that affect them and are expected to contribute actively to the process of improving Health and Safety at work. The implementation of Health and Safety policies and procedures is the joint responsibility of Partners. The Partners are responsible for: · Reporting investigations. · Fire precautions, fire drill and any necessary evacuation procedures. · Safety inspections/training · Ensuring that the legal requirements of Health and Safety are met. · Any other Health and Safety related activities.

PRACTICES Specific programmes will include the following where appropriate: · Adequate maintenance of all equipment and plant such that it is safe and useable. · Adequate maintenance and proper use of all personal protective equipment such that it is used properly and is in a safe and useable condition. · Regular testing and maintenance of critical items of equipment and safe methods of using such equipment. · Maintenance of all electrical installations and equipment. · Safe storage, handling and, where applicable, packaging, labelling and transport of dangerous substances or substances likely to be hazardous to health. · Controls on all work involving harmful substances. · Consultation with the workforce before the introduction of new plant or substances. · Reduction of the noise level wherever possible and designation of noisy areas as 'noise control areas' where the wearing of hearing protection is mandatory. · Control of entry to hazardous areas. · All manual handing is to be minimised and safe practices used when lifting or moving any product or item of equipment. · Fire exits are to be marked and kept clear of obstruction. · First aid cover is to be available at all times. · Provision of training, supervision and communication to all employees to enable safe working at all times.

Equal Opportunity Policy

Union Leisurewear and it's partners are committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company shall ensure that no applicant or employee will be discriminated against on the grounds of their sex, marital status or ethnic origin during the course of their daily work. Union Leisurewear is committed to providing equal access to training and promotion opportunities within the company regardless of sex, religion or race. Union Leisurewear is committed to giving full, fair and sympathetic consideration to the engagement of any suitable disabled person, except insofar as the physical requirements of the job make it unsafe to do so.

PRINCIPLES It is the policy of Union Leisurewear to recruit and hire persons for employment in all jobs without discrimination because of race, colour, religion or sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, handicap not related to job performance, or because the individual has a disability. It is also the policy of Union Leisurewear to provide a work environment which is free from any form of harassment. All personnel employed by the company shall be afforded the opportunity to advance to positions of greater responsibility and authority based upon their skills and ability to perform the work required. Opportunities for education, training, promotion, transfer of any other benefit of employment shall not be abridged because of race, colour, religion or sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, handicap not related to job performance, or because the individual has a disability. The policy will conform with the Code of Practice as issued by the Commission for Racial Equality, Equal Opportunities Commission for Elimination of Discrimination, the Employment Service Code of Good Practice on the Employment of Disabled People, and any future Codes referring to employment. The policy will ensure that there are no divisions of labour or responsibility based on grounds of an employee's sex or racial origin other than where sex or racial origin is a genuine occupational qualification. Union Leisurewear is committed to a range of practices to ensure the effective implementation and review of this policy on an annual basis. Contractors working for Union Leisurewear will be expected to comply with this Equal Opportunity Policy. The implementation of this Equal Opportunity Policy is the responsibility of the Partners.

PRACTICES Specific programmes will include the following where appropriate: · Implementation of this policy will be supported by communication to ensure that all employees (including new starters) are aware of their rights and the company's commitment to Equal Opportunities. · All employees will operate within the spirit and intention of this policy. Failure to observe this policy may result in disciplinary action. · The company will communicate with all contacts in ways which fully reflect the spirit and intention of this policy. · All appropriate external documentation will be supplemented by this Equal Opportunity Policy. · All selection and development decisions will be based on objective criteria and individual merit. · Appraisal and training documents will be supplemented by this Equal Opportunity Policy. · Should any individual employed by the company feel that they have been unfairly treated in connection with this Equal Opportunity Policy they should follow the grievance procedure. · Should any external candidate feel that they have been unfairly treated in connection with this Equal Opportunity Policy they should contact the Partners directly. · Union Leisurewear intends to ensure that sexual or racial harassment does not take place.

Environmental Policy

Union Leisurewear is committed to the development and promotion of products, processes and services to reduce waste and encourage recycling, and to adopt environmentally responsible policies and practices throughout our operations. Action will be taken wherever appropriate to ensure that all aspects of this policy are recognisable in our operations.

PRINCIPLES Union Leisurewear is committed to improving the environment through the products, processes and services which we offer and to providing these in a manner which protects human health and the environment. We will strive to operate in a manner designed to minimise, and where reasonably possible eliminate releases to air, land or water in amounts that cause harm to human health and the environment. We will focus on safe technologies and operating practices. We will encourage our customers and suppliers to develop and apply environmentally favourable solutions and assist them to assess and remedy environmental concerns. We will provide information and will assist employees, customers, government and other interest groups to understand the impact of our operations on the environment. We will exercise all due care in the disposal of waste produced by our activities and we will develop plans and actions to reduce waste, including the encouragement of recycling and the beneficial re-use of waste. We will train our employees to enhance understanding of our environmental policies and to promote excellence in job performance on all environmental matters.

PRACTICES Specific programmes will include the following where appropriate: · Full compliance with all permits and regulations concerning monitoring of air, water and noise emissions with corrective action where necessary to protect employees and the community from emissions which are harmful or cause nuisance. · Full compliance with all permits and regulations concerning monitoring of 'in-house' working practices, noise control and air quality with corrective action where necessary in order minimise employee contact with harmful substances and excessive noise levels. · The support of employee's awareness of environmental issues through the installation of company based programmes such as the use of recycled paper, can recycling, non-ozone depleting chemicals, lead free or diesel powered cars. Employee feedback and suggestions and the exchange of ideas will be encouraged. · Steps should be taken to reduce or eliminate waste generation at every stage of our operations where appropriate. · The promotion and use of recyclable materials or processes which generate recyclable materials. · Where waste arises which cannot be recycled on site, only reputable and fully authorised waste disposal contractors are to be employed to transport and dispose of the waste. · Reduction in energy consumption in offices and sites through sound energy conservation practices. · Communication with employees and any community groups concerning the environmental impact of any of our operations.

Quality Policy and Objectives

It is our policy to actively and continuously improve the quality of our products, processes and service in order to satisfy the expectations and aspirations of customers, suppliers, and employees. The objectives of the quality system are: a. To continuously improve the quality of our products and services. b. To reduce quality costs and waste. c. To provide evidence that material and customer services conform to the specified requirements. To ensure that inspection requirements are defined and satisfied at all times. Gordon G Filz Partner December 2000

Child Labour

Union Leisurewear, it's associated companies and suppliers do not employ child labour of any kind and are guided by country and international law and supports UNICEF and the ILO in it's work. We work very closely with our suppliers to ensure that the law is upheld in relation to child labour. Please follow these links to learn more about child labour and why it should not be used.