The purpose of this Charter is to promote a climate of greater trust and mutual respect in a work environment where any form of discrimination or harassment is forbidden. The development of a positive work climate, which contributes to economic and commercial effectiveness, to social progress, and to individual fulfillment, requires continuous efforts and everyone’s cooperation.
1. Fundamental rights
SEAC firmly believes in the principles and rights of the French Declaration of the Rights of Man, and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. These are inalienable and universal values of human dignity, freedom, equality and solidarity.
2. Labor rights
SEAC undertakes to comply with and promote the agreements of the International Labor Organization, the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the social charters adopted by the European Union and the Council of Europe. These agreements are necessary to act freely to improver individual and collective working conditions. They undertake to:
- fight against child labor and exploitation
- facilitate access to work for disabled persons
- at the very minimum, comply with EU and national labor laws and agreements in force
- respect labor union rights in each country
- eliminate all forms of forced or compulsory work In particular, when we use suppliers who may work in countries where such practices still exist, we require that these suppliers undertake not to use such labor either directly, or indirectly through their subcontractors.
Every employee of a SEAC company is entitled to work conditions that preserve his/her health, safety and dignity. Preventive actions for workplace health, safety and dignity are considered top priority. They must be carried out and strengthened.
3. Employment, salary, working time and work conditions
3.1 SEAC undertakes to foster the employability of their people, by anticipating changes in technology, the economy, the organization, and the competition. We seek to ensure job security and to promote diversity in the company which reflects that in society.
From this perspective, training our employees is an important, ongoing, high-priority investment. Continuously developing the means to strengthen the job skills of our employees is considered essential.
3.2 Pay and benefits will at the very least meet the minimum legal standards and comply with individual and collective labor agreements.
Our employees, who contribute so much, individually and collectively, to the success of our business, must benefit from this success, through their remuneration, as well as other benefits such as profit sharing and supplemental health insurance coverage.
3.3 Working time and work conditions shall comply with the legislation, and with individual or collective labor agreements in force in the country of employment.
Equal opportunity SEAC will not practice any form of discrimination, particularly that based on gender, race, color, ethnic or social origin, religion or convictions, political or trade union views, birth or handicap, age or sexual orientation.
Gender equality must be ensured with regard to employment, work remuneration and career development.
5. Entry into force
The Charter will enter into force on 1 October 2014 upon signature by:
– the President of SEAC