Manchester Brick Specialists are one of the biggest importers of bricks in the UK and we only source our products from ethical suppliers.
We work with suppliers to help them help us meet our goals, training them in sustainable business practices and monitoring compliance with our standards.
Manchester Brick is dedicated to ensuring that our products are produced in an ethical, safe environment. This is why we make sure that our manufacturing processes follow the highest ethical standards and that our bricks our made by workers that know they’re valued and respected.
Sedex Membership & Audits
Manchester Brick is a member of Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange). An organisation that aims to drive environmental, social and governance practices in the supply chain.
Sedex is a global non-profit membership organisation which is used by more than 50,000 members in over 150 countries. It is designed to help members manage performance around health and safety, business ethics, the environment and labour rights.
Sedex strictly tracks our compliance, and we expect our suppliers to keep an up-to-date audit. It’s platform allows buyers and suppliers to disclose, share and report on ethical information in businesses.
More information can be found at www.sedexglobal.com.
Employment and Ethical Trade Initiative Code (ETI)
Manchester Brick only partners with responsible factories that agree to pay decent wages and provide clean, safe, and healthy working conditions.
If any supplier does not comply with their ETI codes, we will take immediate corrective actions to ensure they do not happen in the future.
The Code requires that:
- Employment is Freely Chosen
- Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining are respected
- Working conditions are safe and hygienic
- Child labour shall not be used
- Living wages are paid
- Working hours are not excessive
- No discrimination is practiced
- Regular employment is provided
- No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed
The Ethical Trading Initiative can be found at www.ethicaltrade.org.