The CSR perspective will include forest operations, the operators supplying the forest operations as well as operators in the supply chains as described below:
- Maximum socio economic impact. Increasing the usage of community farms to provide timber.
- Especially important are the rights of indigenous people who have the right to work and live in the forests and the promotion of removal of these people from their forests is not acceptable.
- Any employment of young people must be done subject to local jurisdiction and always in a responsible manner.
- No use of forced, bonded or compulsory labour and workers must be able to leave their employment after reasonable notice has been served.
- No worker should receive less favourable treatment in respect of their employment on the grounds of race, gender, religion or belief, any disability, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, age or the fact that they are a part time or fixed term worker, or be disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.
- All employees must be free to join, or not to join trade unions or similar external representative organisations of their own choice.
- All workers must have healthy and safe working environment for all workers in accordance with international standards and national laws.
- Fair wages and understandable contracts.
- Standard working hours shall comply with national laws and not be excessive, and there must be a respect of labour or security laws.
- Workers must at all times be treated with respect and dignity.
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