ANGAZA SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENT
Angaza is committed to best environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices across all parts of its business operations and supply chain. We believe that the way we conduct business is as important as the products and services we provide. We are committed to the ILO Core Labour Standards and to business ethics that are in line with our company values. Accordingly, Angaza will only do business with customers, suppliers, contractors, resellers, agents, and consultants (collectively referenced as ‘Partners’) that comply with applicable and controlling laws, rules, and regulations (collectively referenced as ‘applicable laws’). We expect our Partners to follow standards of business conduct consistent with those laid out below.
HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR
Forced Labor, Human Trafficking, and Slavery
Angaza, our affiliates, and our Partners (collectively referenced as ‘Angaza and Partners’) shall not use any form of forced labor including prison, indentured, bonded, military, slave or any other forms of forced labor. Angaza and Partners shall not participate in the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of any persons by means of threat, use of force, or any other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or position of vulnerability, or the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation. Angaza and Partners shall not retain an employees’ government-issued identification, passports or work permits as a condition of employment and shall allow employees to resign from their positions at any time.
Angaza and Partners shall ensure that no underage labor has been used in the production or distribution of our respective goods or services.
Angaza and Partners’ employee working hours must be in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Wages and Benefits
Angaza and Partners must have a system in place to verify and accurately record payroll, deductions and the hours worked by legally authorized employees. Angaza and Partners must comply with all applicable wage and compensation requirements as defined under applicable labor laws for regular work, overtime, maximum hours, piece rates, and other elements of compensation and employee benefits.
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
Angaza and Partners must adhere to applicable laws regarding the right to affiliate with lawful organizations without interference.
Employment by Angaza and Partners shall be based solely on an individual’s ability and not personal characteristics. Angaza and Partners shall maintain a workplace free of unlawful discrimination, which includes, but is not limited to, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, caste, disability, union membership, ethnicity, religious belief or any other factors protected by applicable law. Employees shall not be subject to verbal, physical, sexual or psychological abuse or any other form of mental or physical coercion and shall be treated with respect and dignity.
Partners shall abide by all regulations and laws relating to conflicts minerals and legal and sustainable sourcing.
Angaza and Partners shall be sensitive to impact on the environment (including but not limited to air emissions, water discharge, toxic substances and hazardous waste disposal) and local communities. Angaza and Partners shall comply with the environmental laws and standards within their facilities. Partners must use care in handling hazardous materials or operating processes or equipment that use hazardous materials to prevent unplanned releases into the workplace or the environment.
We encourage Partners to consider the life cycle impacts of the products they manufacture and/or sell, and we promote the use of sustainably sourced, renewable, and/or recyclable materials wherever possible. We direct Partners engaged in off-grid solar or similar industries to the GOGLA E-Waste Toolkit for a suite of resources designed to help promote sustainable recycling chains.
ANTI-BRIBERY AND ANTI-CORRUPTION
Angaza and Partners shall not engage in any form of corrupt practices including without limitation to, extortion, fraud, impersonation, false declarations, bribery, money laundering, supporting or involvement with terrorist or organized crime organizations or activities. Angaza and Partners shall not offer bribes, kickbacks, illegal political contributions or other improper payments to any customer, government official or third party, with the intention of obtaining or retaining a business or other improper advantage.
Angaza endorses the GOGLA Consumer Protection Code and expects all Partners engaged in off-grid solar or similar industries to adhere to the principles of the Code. Angaza actively encourages Partners to make a commitment or endorsement of the Code to safeguard consumers against product, finance, and service risks that can accompany off-grid solar or other similar commercial activities.
As a global company, Angaza is dedicated to having a positive impact on the business, communities, individuals, and natural places that our work touches. We hold ourselves, our affiliates, and our Partners to the same high standards of best ESG practices to ensure holistic alignment with our company values. With questions, or to learn more about ESG at Angaza, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.