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 pledges to guarantee the highest degree of integrity in every aspect of its business and the utmost respect for human rights. For this same reason we expect all our partners and suppliers to follow practices and procedures in line with these principles and conforming to the standards we set.
The same applies to our targets in terms of reducing waste, making responsible use of resources, supporting workers’ rights and promoting well-being: all these aspects are essential ingredients in the general assessment of all our suppliers.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employers will adopt and conform to working conditions and rules which are not detrimental to the workers and which, at the very least, protect their rights in accordance with national and international laws and regulations governing labour and social security.
Nobody should be subjected to or suffer any kind of discrimination related to employment, pay, promotion, discipline, firing or retirement because of their sex, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political views, social class or ethnic origin.
HARASSMENT OR VIOLENCE
All staff will be treated with respect and dignity. No member of staff will be subjected to any kind of physical, sexual, psychological or verbal violence or harassment.
There will be no forced labour of any form or under any circumstance, including penal labour, slavery, coercive work or any other forms of forced labour.
Nobody under the age of 15 or below school-leaving age will be hired or otherwise employed.
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
Employers are obliged to recognise and respect the workers’ right to free association and collective bargaining.
HEALTH, SAFETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Employers must provide a safe and healthy working environment, in order to prevent accidents or injuries due to, connected with or occurring while at work or as a result of the operating of facilities provided by employers. Employers must adopt responsible measures to mitigate negative impact on the environment due to their operations.
Employers will not force workers to work longer than regulation working hours plus overtime as foreseen in the laws in force in the country in which the workers are hired. Under no circumstances will an ordinary working week exceed 48 hours. Employers will allow workers at least 24 consecutive hours’ rest every seven days. All overtime will be optional and voluntary. Employers will not demand overtime on a regular basis and are expected to pay a higher rate for overtime. Except in exceptional circumstances, the total number of working hours, including overtime, in one week will not exceed 60 hours.
All workers are entitled to a weekly wage that is enough to cover their primary needs and provide a certain amount of disposable income for themselves. Employers will guarantee at least a minimum wage or the recognised wage in their own particular industry, depending on which is higher, meet all legal requirements in terms of pay and offer extra benefits in accordance to law or contractual obligations. Should pay fail to cover the workers’ basic needs and provide no disposable income, all employers will take suitable action in partnership with arena to ensure a satisfactory wage is gradually attained.