We have a progressive, social mission that seeks to meet human needs and eliminate injustices in our local, national and international communities by integrating these concerns into our day-to-day business activities.
Our mission consists of seven interrelated parts. Is the belief all those parts must thrive equally in a manner that commands deep respect for individuals in and outside the company and supports the communities of which they are a part:
1- SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
To operate the company in a way that actively recognizes the central role that business plays in society by initiating innovative ways to improve the quality of life locally, nationally and internationally.
2- DEFEND HUMAN RIGHTS
While the ultimate responsibility for protecting human rights rests with governments, we believe we also have a role to play and it is the responsibility of every individual to actively support those who have human rights denied to them.
We do not
use any product or component that implies children labour
- Child labour ranges from four-year-olds tied to rug looms to keep them from
running away, to seventeen-year-olds helping out on the family farm. In some
cases, a child's work can be helpful to him or her and to the family; working
and earning can be a positive experience in a child's growing up. This depends
largely on the age of the child, the conditions in which the child works, and
whether work prevents the child from going to school. [more]
Asia is emerging as a powerful region, economically, at the expense of the energy of its own children. The manufacturers and the industrialists take the profit margin, the respective nations enjoy steady, economic growth and the consumers, both here and abroad, take the products. Meanwhile, the working children sacrifice their childhood in exchange for a tiny income.
Common problems faced by children in factories include, long working hours, low wages and a poor working environment. In most cases there is a total lack of welfare, medical, recreational or educational facilities. Occasionally, the work itself is hazardous because of exposure to dangerous substances, such as chemicals and the use of heavy machinery with moving parts not been designed to be operated by children. In some cases children are confined, forced and bonded under slave-like conditions.
Denied an education and a normal childhood, some children are confined and beaten, reduced to slavery. Some are denied freedom of movement—the right to leave the workplace and go home to their families. Some are abducted and forced to work.
Yet despite their numbers and the difficult nature of their work, children working in agriculture have received little attention compared to child labour in manufacturing for export or children involved in commercial sexual exploitation.
Bonded Child Labour
3- HEALTH AND SAFETY
We believe that all accidents are preventable and a zero-incidents goal is attainable. It's not about statistics; it's about people not getting hurt. Our position on health and safety is clear, emphatic and fixed: It applies to everyone everywhere.
Zero incidents is no accident. Safety and health responsibilities come first, last and always.
4- ACTIVATE SELF ESTEEM
We know that every person is unique, and we always demonstrate respect for the varied perspectives and skills they provide. We have an inclusive work environment and actively embrace a diversity of people, ideas, talents and experiences.
Renaissance Workshop Company Ltd. works to leverage the rich diversity of ideas, experience and skill of our employees.
5- SUPPORT COMMUNITY TRADE
We support small producer communities around the world.
6- PROTECT OUR PLANET
We believe that a business has the responsibility to protect the environment in which it operates, locally and globally.
By conserving the use of energy in many areas of our businesses, we can reduce the impact on the environment, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
We do not trade, nor use Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora - International wildlife trade is diverse, ranging from live animals and plants to a vast array of wildlife products derived from them, including food products, exotic leather goods, wooden musical instruments, timber, tourist curios and medicines. Levels of exploitation of some animal and plant species are high and the trade in them, together with other factors, such as habitat loss, is capable of heavily depleting their populations and even bringing some species close to extinction.
We follow all the rules of CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. CITES today accords varying degrees of protection to more than 30,000 species of animals and plants, whether they are traded as live specimens, fur coats or dried herbs. [more]
7- AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING
We consider testing products or ingredients on animals to be morally and scientifically indefensible.