FUZEN DECOR BALI COMMITMENT TO FAIR TRADE PRACTICES
Principle One: Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
Poverty reduction through trade forms a key part of the Fuzen Décor Bali aims. Fuzen Décor Bali supports marginalised small producers, whether these are independent family businesses, or grouped in associations or co-operatives. It seeks to enable them to move from income insecurity and poverty to economic self-sufficiency and ownership.
Principle Two: Transparency and Accountability
Fuzen Décor Bali is transparent in its management and commercial relations. We accountable to all our stakeholders and respects the sensitivity and confidentiality of commercial information supplied. As a company Fuzen Décor Bali finds appropriate, participatory ways to involve employees, members and producers in its decision-making processes. We ensure that relevant information is provided to all our trading partners. Our communication channels are good and open at all levels of the supply chain.
Principle Three: Fair Trading Practices
Fuzen Décor Bali trades with concern for the social, economic and environmental well-being of marginalised small producers and does not maximise profit at their expense. We are responsible and professional in meeting our commitments in a timely manner. Suppliers respect contracts and deliver products on time and to the desired quality and specifications.
Fuzen Décor Bali as a company recognizes the financial disadvantages faced by our Producers and Suppliers of FT products and ensure orders are paid in a timely manner. For Handicraft FT products, an interest free pre-payment of at least 50 % is made to all our suppliers.
We consult with suppliers before cancelling or rejecting orders. Where orders are cancelled through no fault of producers or suppliers, adequate compensation is guaranteed for work already done. Suppliers and producers consult with Fuzen Décor Bali if there is a problem with delivery, and ensure compensation is provided when delivered quantities and qualities do not match those invoiced.
Fuzen Décor Bali maintains long term relationships based on solidarity, trust and mutual respect that contribute to the promotion and growth of Fair Trade. We maintain effective communication with our trading partners. Stakeholders involved in a trading relationship seek to increase the volume of the trade between them and the value and diversity of their product offer as a means of growing Fair Trade for the producers in order to increase their incomes.
We as a company recognise, promote and protecs the cultural identity and traditional skills of small producers as reflected in their craft designs, products and other related services.
Principle Four: Fair Payment
A fair payment is one that has been mutually negotiated and agreed by all through on-going dialogue and participation, which provides fair pay to the producers and can also be sustained by the market, taking into account the principle of equal pay for equal work by women and men. Our aim is always the payment of a Local Living Wage. Fair Payment is made up of Fair Prices, Fair Wages and Local Living Wages.
A Fair Price is freely negotiated through dialogue between the buyer and Fuzen Décor Bali and is based on transparent price setting. It includes a fair wage and a fair profit. Fair prices represent an equitable share of the final price to each player in the supply chain.
A Fair Wage is an equitable, freely negotiated and mutually agreed wage, and presumes the payment of at least a Local Living Wage.
Local Living Wage
A Local Living Wage is remuneration received for a standard working week (no more than 48 hours) by a Worker in a particular place, sufficient to afford a decent standard of living for the Worker and her or his family. Elements of a decent standard of living include food, water, housing, education, health care, transport, clothing, and other essential needs, including provision for unexpected events.
Principle Five: Ensuring no Child Labour and Forced Labour
Fuzen Décor Bali adheres to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and national / local law on the employment of children. We ensure that there is no forced labour in its workforce and / or members or homeworkers.
Any involvement of children in the production of Fair Trade products (including learning a traditional art or craft) is always disclosed and monitored and does not adversely affect the children’s well-being, security, educational requirements and need for play.
Principle Six: Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Women’s Economic Empowerment, and Freedom of Association
Fuzen Décor Bali does not discriminate in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, union membership, political affiliation, HIV/AIDS status or age.
We have a clear policy and plan to promote gender equality that ensures that women as well as men have the ability to gain access to the resources that they need to be productive and also the ability to influence the wider policy, regulatory, and institutional environment that shapes their livelihoods and lives. Organisational constitutions and by-laws allow for and enable women to become active members of their community cottage industries in their own right and to take up leadership positions in the governance structure regardless of women’s status in relation to ownership of assets such as land and property. Where women are employed within the compay, even where it is an informal employment situation, they receive equal pay for equal work. Fuzen Décor Bali supports women’s full employment rights and is committed to ensuring that women receive their full statutory employment benefits. We take into account the special health and safety needs of pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers.
Principle Seven: Ensuring Good Working Conditions
Fuzen Décor Bali and its trading partners provide a safe and healthy working environment for employees and / or members. It complies, at a minimum, with national and local laws and ILO conventions on health and safety.
Working hours and conditions for employees and / or members (and any homeworkers) comply with conditions established by national and local laws and ILO conventions.
Fair Trade Organisations are aware of the health and safety conditions in the producer groups they buy from. They seek, on an ongoing basis, to raise awareness of health and safety issues and improve health and safety practices in producer groups.
Principle Eight: Providing Capacity Building
Fuzen Décor Bali seeks to increase positive developmental impacts for small, marginalised producers through Fair Trade.
We work with and develop the skills and capabilities of its own employees or trading partners. We as a company work directly with small producers develop specific activities to help these producers improve their management skills, production capabilities and access to markets – local / regional / international / Fair Trade and mainstream as appropriate.
Principle Nine: Promoting Fair Trade
Fuzen Décor Bali raises awareness of the aim of Fair Trade and of the need for greater justice in world trade through Fair Trade. We advocate for the objectives and activities of Fair Trade according to the scope of our company and our trading partner. We provide our customers with information about itself, the products it markets, and the producer organisations or members that make or harvest the products. Honest advertising and marketing techniques are always used.
Principle Ten: Respect for the Environment
We seek to minimise the impact of our waste stream on the environment. Fair Trade agricultural commodity producers minimise their environmental impacts, by using organic or low pesticide use production methods wherever possible.
We give priority to buying products made from raw materials that originate from sustainably managed sources, and have the least overall impact on the environment.
Fuzen Décor Bali uses recycled or easily biodegradable materials for packing to the extent possible, and goods are dispatched by sea wherever possible.