A common assumption is that the business of business is to do business or make profits and that is amoral or outside of ethics. Ethical business practice is concerned with the obligations and responsibilities of business in society to uphold moral values and to live up to the expectations of stakeholders, the public, governmental entities, and society.
Ethical business standards include norms of fairness and honesty, transparency, understandings of right and wrong, and expectations of responsiveness and accountability beyond the written policy. Besides following all legal norms to run a business there are a few more norms that we have included to set high Ethical Business Standards.
We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards, and we expect our partners to do the same. When it comes to finding the business partners and Manufacturers who supply products. It is our mission to make sure everything we promote is produced ethically and follows all applicable laws, national standards, and applicable policies. We work with our partners and factories to improve their standards over time, and we take the advice of industry-leading experts.
Wages & Human Rights
We have adopted the labor and human rights policies in our business practices with the business partners who promote products at Earthen Store. We expect our business partners to pay Fair Wages and provide a healthy and hygienic working environment to all their full-time, part-time, or contractual employees, clean drinking water during working hours.
No-Child Labor Ethics
At Earthen Living, “child labor” is defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential, and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development. Appointing a child to work is mentally, physically, socially, or morally dangerous and harmful to children. Children’s or adolescents’ participation in work that does not affect their health and personal development or interfere with their schooling, is generally regarded as something positive. This includes activities, such as helping or assisting in a family business outside school hours and during school holidays. Activities that provide them with skills and experience, and help to prepare, to be productive members of society during their adult life.
We expect all business partners to pay attention and efforts in the Responsible Sourcing Process as part of the day-to-day operation act. This includes complying with our Standards of Partner Engagement and all applicable national and local laws, as well as participating in our comprehensive Responsible Sourcing audit process.
Having a clean environment is key to sustainability. Future generations of humans will depend on critical ecological services. No one owns the air, water, and soil. We must make conscious decisions to ensure we are not disrupting the ecology in and around us. Every partner of Earthen Living must ensure they do not contaminate air, water, and soil in any phases of their production process rather they should find ways to safeguard the air, water, and soil. We strongly believe achieving sustainability is an ethical process that can only be achieved by a responsible entity making a conscious decision.