Every day we work with great enthusiasm and expertise to promote all kinds of water sports and activities with a view to helping people improve their physical and mental well-being.
We are equally committed to our social responsibilities basing our corporate ethos around respect for our values, such as meritocracy and fairness, and meticulously monitoring our suppliers and business partners to ensure they fully comply with our behavioural code (workplace standards).
arena is committed to guarantee the highest possible level of integrity in every aspect of its activity and the absolute respect of human rights. For this reason, arena is fully committed to comply with fundamental principles, such as the laws in force, the provisions of the International Labour Organisation, the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Conventions on the rights of Children, as well as the elimination of any kind of discrimination. For these reasons arena is willing to start and keep alive business partnerships exclusively with those suppliers who share arena commitment to best practices and full accordance to the minimum standards set forth in this Code for the respect of workers’ rights and the promotion of their well-being, as well as full respect of the environment and strong commitment to make any possible action to minimize negative impact of whatsoever kind on it, including waste reduction, responsible use of resources. When differences or conflicts in standards arise, arena and its suppliers are expected to apply the highest standard. All these aspects are key in suppliers’ evaluation and selection.
arena shall comply with and respect employment rules and conditions, which are not detrimental for employees and are aimed at least at protecting their rights, in compliance with national and international labour and social security laws and regulations.
In the framework of the employment relation, no employee nor worker shall be subject to or suffer from any kind of discrimination with regard to hiring, compensation, career development, discipline, termination or retirement based upon gender, race, ethnic origin, religious belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, geographical origin, political belief and social group.
RESPECT AND DIGNITY (NO HARASSMENT, NO VIOLENCE)
Each employee shall be treated with respect and dignity. No employee shall suffer from any kind of physical, sexual or psychological harassment or violence, nor verbal abuse.
arena does not use forced labour in any form - prison, indentured, bonded or otherwise.
arena shall not employ nor use in any other way any worker below the age of 15 or below school-leaving age, whichever is higher.
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
arena must recognize and fully respect the right of employees to collective bargaining and freedom of association.
HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT
arena shall ensure a safe and healthy working environment in order to prevent accidents and injuries due to or occurring during work or resulting from arena’s facilities. arena shall be strongly committed to take any possible action to minimize negative impact of whatsoever kind of environment, which may derive from its activity.
HOURS OF WORK
arena complies with legally mandated work hours according to current national laws. The standard weekly hours of work shall not exceed 48. arena shall provide 24 consecutive hours of rest in every seven-day period. Overtime shall not be the standard practice nor mandatory, but made on a voluntary and optional basis and fully rewarded at a premium rate. In any case, arena shall require overall no more than 60 hours of work (ordinary and overtime) per week, save under exceptional circumstances.
Every worker has the right to compensation for a regular work week that is sufficient to meet the worker’s basic needs and provide some discretionary income. arena shall provide each employee with at least the minimum wage or prevailing wage applicable in its countries for its sectors, whichever is higher; arena shall comply with all the law provisions regarding compensation, while also offering fringe benefits in accordance with law or employment contract. In case compensation is below the minimum level, and does not cover the employees’/workers’ essential needs and does not guarantee some discretionary income, arena shall take the appropriate measures so as to gradually reach a satisfactory compensation level.