|SYDNEY ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES|
|SYDNEY PARALYMPIC ORGANISING COMMITTEE|
In accordance with the goal of the Olympic Movement to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practised without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play, SOCOG/SPOC recognises its responsibilities to consumers for the quality of products under its licensing arrangements, and workers involved in the making of SOCOG/SPOC licensed products and the conditions under which these products are made.|
Each licensee awarded the right to use the SOCOG/SPOC name or logo in the manufacture and/or supply of licensed product to SOCOG/SPOC have been audited to ensure that they have appropriate standards of operation and have, as a condition of license agreement, confirmed in writing that employee conditions meet the relevant industrial regulations.
Licensees further agree to ensure that these conditions and standards are observed by each contractor and subcontractor in the production and distribution of SOCOG/SPOC licensed products. Licensees should, prior to placing orders with suppliers or engaging contractors and subcontractors, assess whether the provisions of this Code can be met.
Each SOCOG/SPOC licensee, and each contractor and subcontractor engaged by the Licensee, shall compulsorily implement and respect the following principles in the production and/or distribution of products bearing the SOCOG/SPOC name and/or SOCOG/SPOC authorised marks. Furthermore, each licensee shall warrant that these principles shall be equally imposed upon all those employed or delegated by such Licensee.
|There shall be no use of forced or bonded labour (ILO Conventions 29 and 105).|
|Equality of opportunity and treatment regardless of race, colour, sex, religion, political opinion, nationality, social origin or other distinguishing characteristics shall be provided (ILO Conventions 100 and 111).|
|There shall be no exploitation of child labour. Workers shall only be employed in accordance with relevant State and Federal legislation, in line with appropriate ILO standards.|
|The right of workers to form and join trade unions and to bargain collectively shall be recognised and respected (ILO Conventions 87 and 98).|
|Wages and benefits paid shall meet at least legal or industry minimum standards and should be sufficient to meet basic needs and provide some discretionary income.|
|Hours of work shall comply with applicable laws and industry standards.|
|A safe and hygienic working environment shall be provided, and best occupational health and safety practice shall be promoted, bearing in mind the knowledge of the industry and of any specific hazards held by licensees, contractors and subcontractors.|
|Employers should endeavour to provide regular and secure employment. Appropriate training should be available for all employees.|
Licensees, their contractors and subcontractors shall undertake to support and cooperate in the implementation and monitoring of this Code by:
A joint Committee comprising Representatives of the ACTU; Labor Council of NSW; SOCOG staff and the SOCOG Board shall meet as required to review reported breaches of this code and make recommendations to the SOCOG Board for action as appropriate.