Ethical Statement

Our products are maden with respect for people and for the planet



People&Production



La Vida Moda is committed to improvement in the working
environment where there is mutual trust and respect
and where everyone feels the pulse of responsibility
for the performance and reputation of the company.





Planet



We are aware of our social resposibilities to protect our environment for future generations. To achieve this, we implement tight supply chain management in compliance with social, environmental and quality requirements. We pride ourselves in our high standard work ethics.






La Vida fullfills all health & safety regulations and local laws in accordance with recognized international standards. Our responsibility is to protect the workforce used in our manufacturing processes. We confirm the following rules as our main policies.
Respect to Employees
Forced or involuntary labor is not allowed in our corporation and our suppliers. One respects the fact that employees exercise their right of quitting job after a reasonable notice. Physical penalty, sexual, ethnic, and verbal or any other kind of harassment or abuse of power or threat can under no circumstances be permitted. Discrimination should in no way be made due to reasons such as race, caste, belief, nation, religion, age, and physical or mental disability, gender, marital status, and sexual choice, membership of union or political opinion in situations of recruitment, pricing, promotion, termination of work or retirement . Forced labor, labor against debt, employment in prison or illegal employment is not accepted. Complaint mechanisms which ensure employees to express their complaints without any risk of retaliation should be formed.
Child and Young Labor
It is forbidden to employ child labor. La Vida Moda defines child labor as persons who have not completed a full 15-year of age and have not passed 16 years of age. Employees who are under 18 years of age should not be caused to work overtime and at night and not be employed in hazardous works as referred to in Article 190 of the regulations of International Labor Organization.
Freedom of Organization and Collective Agreement
Without making any discrimination of employees, the right of all employees to establish, become members to, trade union, and to make collective agreement are secured. Representatives of employees are protected against discrimination and ensured to perform their representation work at the workplace freely.
Working Conditions
For employees, a safe and healthy workplace should be provided; the minimum conditions should be provided on subjects of lighting, ventilation, hygiene, fire safety, security measures and access to drinking water.
Clean toilets and drinking water are provided for employees.
Measures are being taken to prevent employees from having accidents and getting injured by reducing the inherent risks at the workplace. Regular training should be provided to employees regarding occupational health and safety. The records of trainings provided are kept. The needs of pregnant employees are satisfied at a reasonable level.
Fair Wages
It is ensured that the wage paid for a standard working week is at least as much as the minimum legal wage. Except for reasons referred to in the law or those applied as a disciplinary practice, no deduction is made from employees’ wages and/or employees’ wages should not be garnisheed without express approval of employees. Besides, employees should be provided with written and understandable information regarding their salary conditions after their recruitment and detailed information in relation to their payroll whenever their salary is paid to them. The salaries and other rights or premiums of employees are paid in a timely fashion, in accordance with all applicable laws and, especially in such a way that they will suit the employees.
Working Hours and Working Insurance
It is ensured that the daily working time complies with the provisions stated in the applicable laws. Under no circumstances should one request the employees to work in such a way that their work will exceed their weekly working hours; minimum 1 day every 7 days in average is granted as leave. Overtime should be voluntary and not exceed 8 hours a week and not be requested to be made regularly and their respective pay should be made in accordance with the rate in the provisions of the related regulations in force.
Employment
All employment methods used will be in accordance with the applicable local laws. Therefore, the rights of employees referred to in the labor and social security laws and regulations are not rendered ineffective by having recourse to plans having no regular employment purposes within the framework of regular employment relationships.
Product Health and Safety
The productions are carried out in compliance with the safety standards for the purpose of ensuring that they do not give rise to any risk.
Environmental Awareness
The standards and requirements of applicable local and international laws and regulations are complied with for the protection of the environment. • Impacts on Climate and Air Quality: Our corporation carries out all its activities in accordance with the laws and regulations related to air quality, air emissions and energy efficiency to maintain valid permits. Develops a progressive approach to improve energy management and efficiency continuously, reduce greenhouse gases and other air emissions that harm the environment, select energy resources with responsibility, as well as adopt low carbon density and renewable energy sources. • Impacts on Water Resources: Our corporation carries out its activities related to water protection and water quality in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations. Water-saving installation has been applied for domestic water (taps, toilets, cooling). • Use of Chemicals: Our corporation conducts all its activities in accordance with the laws and regulations regarding the use and liquidation of chemicals in order to maintain the valid permits. All the accepted and in force requirements of our Customers that are mentioned in their Use of the Restricted Substances List (RSL) and the List of Restricted Substances in Production (MRSL) are met. All chemicals are stored, managed, used and disposed in accordance with the Material Safety Data Sheet of each chemical product. • Waste, Reuse and Recycling: Our corporation carries out all its activities in accordance with the laws and regulations in order to maintain the valid permits. In its efforts to optimise the use of raw materials, the company provides continous improvement on increasing the recycling and re-use of raw materials and cautiously reduce the use of uncommitted raw materials hence its impact on the environment. Our company shows continious improvement on the waste extraction from landfill and offers solutions in the same direction of recurring innovations in the economy. Protection of living things and habitats: The corporation carries out all its activities in accordance with the laws and regulations in order to maintain the valid permits. Uses raw materials that are confirmed by third parties to provide more sustainable animal farming and forestry practices.
Sustainability
Importance is attached to the activities of raising awareness of suppliers with which we are in cooperation within the scope of sustainability and the suitability of relevant activities is inspected and improvement activities carried out by us.
Bribery and Corruption
It is forbidden to offer, give, ask or accept bribe or commission including facilitation payments in any way.
Principle of Confidentiality
As a result of business relations, the integrity and confidentiality of information are preserved.