Our responsibility is to respect human rights.
Quirch Foods recognizes its responsibility to respect human rights and is committed to preserving these rights within its operations. Furthermore, the organization acknowledges that it has an opportunity to promote human rights where it can make a positive contribution, including by respecting the rights of people in the communities where Quirch Foods operates, as well as with its suppliers and business partners and opposing human trafficking and the exploitation of children.
Quirch Foods’ commitment to conducting its business fairly and in a manner that respects the rights and dignity of all persons is demonstrated in our code of business conduct and ethical practices, employment practices, non-discrimination policies, and our health, safety, and environmental policies.
No Human Trafficking; No Forced Labor
Quirch Foods opposes human trafficking and does not utilize forced or compulsory labor. Instead, Quirch Foods recruits its employees and provides working conditions, including payment of wages and benefits, that comply with applicable laws and regulations.
No Child Labor
Throughout our entire operation, the organization forbids children’s use in its workforce. All Quirch Foods employees must be above the legal employment age in the jurisdiction of their employment.
Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination
Quirch Foods provides all applicants and employees fair and equitable consideration and treatment in all matters related to employment, benefits, training, compensation, and other privileges and conditions of work. Likewise, Quirch Foods promotes an environment where applicants and employees with equal abilities are given equal job opportunities. An individual’s performance in their job is the determining factor for that employee’s progress. Diversity and inclusion are the foundations of our business excellence and embody the organization’s respect for human rights and the dignity of all people.
Quirch Foods provides an inclusive work environment in which mutual respect is expected from everyone. Inappropriate or unwelcome sexual behavior and other forms of behavior (whether physical or verbal) that create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment interfere with and obstruct workplace performance and are prohibited.
Health and Safety
Quirch Foods is committed to providing a safe working environment for its employees and conducting its business in compliance with all applicable workplace health and safety laws and regulations. In addition, Quirch Foods maintains HSE programs designed to identify and manage potential risks in the workplace.
Quirch Foods requires that its suppliers adhere to applicable laws in work performance for Quirch Foods. The organization also encourages its suppliers to treat their employees in a manner that respects human rights and is consistent with the spirit and intent of these standards.