Internal Company Initiatives & Responsible Operations
SIL has sustained initiatives to provide a safe, healthy and ethical environment for all internal stakeholders like employees, customers and shareholders associated with the company. Some of these initiatives include:
• Industrial Relations
SIL is Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) certified, promoting workplace conditions in accordance with human rights, ILO conventions and national labor law. Additionally, SIL has been a member of SEDEX Global since 2015, ensuring our dedication to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in the global supply chain, providing our family the best working conditions for increased productivity.
• Equal Opportunity & Inclusion
SIL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages the participation of females and persons with special needs in the workforce. SIL has taken steps to create a work environment conducive to females, having separate and appropriate work spaces and production lines. Currently, the female headcounts amount to 170+, who are part of the SIL’s diversified team.
• Occupational Safety and Health
Our procedures have been gauged to provide a safe, clean, injury and illness-free environment to our employees. SIL has obtained OHSAS 1800:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management Certification, an international standard providing a framework to identify, control and decrease the risks associated with health and safety within the workplace.
• Consumer Protection Measures
SIL is ISO 9001:2008 certified, ensuring a Quality Management System focused on consistently providing products that meet customers and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. SIL is also a member of SATRA Technologies since 2010 who conduct research and tests on footwear and leather products to ensure the product is comfortable, safe, performs well and is durable.
• Business Ethics and Anti-Corruption Measures
We commit to conducting our business with honesty and integrity and in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Our Statement of Ethics & Business Practices states that “It is the Company’s policy to conduct its operations in accordance with the highest business ethical considerations, to comply with all statutory regulations and to conform to the best accepted standards of good corporate citizenship.”
• Contribution to National Exchequer
• Gujrat Workers’ Children Schooling Programme
This programme was initiated in 2020 to provide our most vulnerable workers the opportunity for high-quality education for their children. SF finances this programme. For implementation, we leverage the branch network and educational expertise of a private partner well-known and well-respected in Gujrat. 130+ children of our workers continue to receive schooling through this partner.