Code of Conduct

TPASSION engages in a range of activities to promote fair labor practices and ensure good working conditions in our factories. 

Below are a few of the key tools we use: 

Workplace Code of Conduct

The cornerstone of our Social and Environmental Responsibility program is our Workplace Code of Conduct and matching Benchmark document. Our Code is based on International Labor Organization (ILO) core labor standards and requires compliance with the country laws where our factories operate.

We developed the document so that our expectations are clear to our management and workers. At TPASSION we continuously push ourselves to lead an examined life and improve social and environmental conditions. We encourage our factories to do the same.

Our Code of Conduct outlines our policies on the following: forced labor, child labor; harassment, abuse and violence; nondiscrimination; health and safety; freedom of association and collective bargaining; wages and benefits; hours of work; overtime compensation; women’s, disabled persons', and ethnic minorities'; the environment; quality; subcontracting; and compliance with the law.

Social Code of Conduct

We truly believe that sustainable economic development and social progress can be realised only if our living standard is preserved. We strive to get a long-lasting harmonious balance between economic, ecological and social responsibilities. We recognize the important responsibility to provide decent working conditions for our employees and preserve our valuable environment.

To this, our Social Code of Conduct has been complied in concordance with national laws and regulations, statutory requirements, and United Nations (UN) and International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions and documents.

We also try to ensure that this Social Code of Conduct is observed by all third party subcontractors and suppliers involved in all our production stages. Where they breach this Code of Conduct, we will try to work with them to improve business standards and employee welfare. At the same time, we reserve the right to terminate our arrangement with that supplier where there is no willingness to make the necessary changes.

Our Social Code of Conduct aims to attain compliance with social and environmental standards. The following principles are of particular importance:

Freedom of Association, Right to Collective Bargaining 

 (In accordance with ILO Conventions No. 87, 98, 135 and 154)

- Employees’ right to form or join trade unions of their own choice and to bargain collectively shall be respected. 

- Union members shall not be discriminated and shall have access to carry out their representative functions in workplace.

- In situations in which the rights regarding freedom of association and collective bargaining are restricted by law, we shall facilitate the development of parallel means for independent and free association and bargaining.

Prohibition of Forced Labour 

 (In accordance with ILO Conventions No. 29 and 105) 

- Employment shall be freely chosen and employment relationship shall be established on the basis of employment recognized through national laws and statutory requirements.

- All forms of forced, bonded, slave or involuntary prison labour shall be forbidden.

- Employees shall not be required to lodge “deposits” or identity papers.

- Employees shall be free to leave their job after reasonable notice as stipulated in national laws and statutory requirements or in the employment contract.

Elimination of Child Labour and Protection of Children and Young Persons 

 (In accordance with ILO Conventions No. 79, 138, 142 and 182 and ILO Recommendation No. 146 and UN Convention on the Rights of the Child) 

- Children under the age of 15 shall be forbidden to engage in business activities.

- Children and young persons under the age of 18 shall not be engaged in business activities which are hazardous to their health or safety, including night work.

Equality of opportunity and treatment 

 (In accordance with ILO Conventions No. 100 and 111 and the UN Convention on Discrimination against Women) 

- Employees shall be treated with respect and dignity.

- No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed.

- Discrimination shall be prohibited at workplace on the basis of gender, age, race, ethnic background, marital status, religion, disability, union membership, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristics.

- No physical abuse or discipline, sexually intrusion, verbal threatening, harassment or exploitative behaviour and from discrimination or termination of employment on unjustifiable grounds shall be tolerated.

Adequate Wages and Compensation 

 (In accordance with ILO Convention No. 26 and 131) 

- Wages and compensation paid for a standard working hour and overtime hour shall meet or exceed legal minimum standard or industry benchmark standard.

- Wages shall be enough to meet employees’ basic needs and cover their living costs.

- Illegal and unauthorized or wage deductions shall be forbidden.

- Wage deduction shall not be used as a disciplinary action.

- In case of contracted work, contractors have to secure that previous mentioned requirements are observed.

No Excessive Working Time 

 (In accordance with ILO Convention No. 1 and 14) 

- Working hours shall comply with legal requirements and industry benchmark standards.

- Recommended allowable working hours shall not exceed 48 hours per week and are to adopt the application of the 8 hours working day principle.

- Overtime hours are to be worked solely on a voluntary basis.

- Overtime work shall be limited. Recommended maximum overtime hour is 12 hours per week.

- Employees shall be compensated at a premium rate.

- Employees shall be entitled to enjoy at least one day off after six consecutive working days.

Safe, Healthy and Hygienic Workplace 

 (In accordance with ILO Convention No. 155 and ILO Recommendation No. 164) 

- The working condition shall be safe, healthy and hygienic.

- Any workplace practices and conditions which violate basic human rights are forbidden.

- Adequate and practicable steps shall be taken to prevent accidents and injury associated with the course of work or hazards inherent in the working environment.

- Employees shall receive regular occupational health and safety training.

- Employees shall enjoy free access to clean toilet facilities and potable water.

- Accommodation, where provided, shall be safe, healthy and hygienic with adequately ventilation and shall have a free access to clean toilet facilities and potable water.

Protection of Environment

- Environmental measures in terms of local, regional and global aspect shall be taken into consideration as an integral part of business practice throughout the production and distribution chain.

- National and international environmental legislation and regulations shall be respected.

Social Responsibility

TPASSION ensures our suppliers in Hong Kong and China are compliant with local regulations and some of them are required to fulfill GOTS standards which has strict social criteria.TPASSION also invites our suppliers to participate in our TPASSION social programme.