As an international business, Photofabrication aims to conduct its business in a socially responsible manner, and to respect the needs of employees, customers, suppliers, regulators and other stakeholders.
Photofabrication endeavours to conduct its business in accordance with established best practice regulation. The company aims to be a responsible employer and adopt values and standards designed to help guide our staff in their conduct and business relationships. The company recognises its responsibility and integrity in meeting best practice benchmarks when interacting with its employees, customers, suppliers, regulators and other stakeholders. Photofabrication expects to deal with these stakeholders in an open and co-operative way, ensuring full, transparent, fair, accurate, timely and understandable disclosure / public communication to encourage sustained and long-term mutually rewarding relationships.
Employee involvement and employment practices
The company is committed to achieving the highest standards in its workplace. The policies and practices in place within the company to deter acts of harassment and discrimination are regularly monitored. The company undertakes training and uses recognised external bodies to prevent sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation against individuals who report problems within the company.
Equal opportunity and diversity policy
The company is committed to employment policies that provide and promote equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants and to maintaining a workplace that ensures tolerance, respect and dignity for all its employees. No employee, contract or temporary worker or job applicant will be treated less favourably, victimised or harassed on the grounds of their disability, sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, nationality, colour, ethnic or national origins, religious or similar philosophical belief, sexual orientation, age or any other class protected by applicable law.
Conflict Minerals Statement
We support ending the violence and human rights violations in the mining of certain minerals from a location described as the “Conflict Region”, which is situated in the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries. As a result the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted final rules to implement reporting and disclosure requirements related to “conflict minerals,” as directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The rules require manufacturers who file certain reports with the SEC to disclose whether the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain “conflict minerals” that are “necessary to the functionality or production” of those products.
The definition of “conflict minerals” refers to gold, as well as tin, tantalum, and tungsten, the derivatives of cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, and wolframite, regardless of where they are sourced, processed or sold. The U.S. Secretary of State may designate other minerals in the future. We support these requirements to further the humanitarian goal of ending violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and in surrounding countries, which has been partially financed by the exploitation and trade of “conflict minerals”.
Support the aims and objectives of the U.S. legislation on the supply of “conflict minerals”.
Do not knowingly procure specified metals that originate from facilities in the “Conflict Region” that are not certified as “conflict free”.
Ensure compliance with these requirements, and ask our suppliers to undertake reasonable due diligence with their supply chains to assure that specified metals are being sourced only from:
Mines and smelters outside the “Conflict Region” or
Mines and smelters which have been certified by an independent third party as “conflict free” if sourced within the “Conflict Region”.