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Belinus Labor and Human Rights Policy

Belinus is dedicated to safeguarding human rights, ensuring fair labor practices, and tackling the hazards of forced labor, child labor, human trafficking, and slavery across our supply chain.

Belinus acknowledges the values enshrined in the International Labour Organization's (ILO) 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and is dedicated to abiding by the laws enacted to protect human rights in any country where we do business. Compliance with applicable legislation is a requirement of Belinus' supplier agreements.

 

Belinus supports the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) Solar Industry Commitment to Environmental & Social Responsibility (“Solar Commitment”), as well as the Responsible Business Alliance (“RBA”), formerly the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (“EICC”), Code of Conduct, as part of our commitment to continuous progress of environmental and social responsibility in the solar industry.

 

Freely-Chosen Employment

 

Belinus employees can choose whether or not they want to work there. We don't utilize involuntary jail work, forced, bonded, or indentured labor, or slave labor. Belinus associates may be terminated at any time, with or without notice, for any valid cause or no reason, subject to any legal notification requirements that may be necessary for the locations where we conduct business.

 

Child Labor Prohibition

 

Child labor is illegal and should not be used under any circumstances. Belinus' employment process assures that all of its employees are at least the legal minimum age.

 

Humane Treatment

 

Belinus is dedicated to creating a safe and enjoyable work environment for our employees that promotes mutual respect, trust, and development. Harassment, intimidation, threats, or coercion in the workplace by or against our employees, customers, vendors, suppliers, or contractors will not be tolerated.

 

Working Hours, Wages, and Benefits

 

Belinus pays colleagues competitively in comparison to the local labor ma, market and provides a complete benefits package. In every jurisdiction where we operate, entry-level pay is at or above the minimum wage. Our associates are permitted at least one day off every seven days, and our workweeks do not exceed the maximum stipulated by local law. Belinus pays overtime at a higher rate than the standard hourly rate.

 

Non-Discrimination

 

Belinus is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO) employer. We hire, pay, and promote people based on their credentials, skills, ability to perform the work, merit, and overall potential. We do not discriminate based on sex, race, color, gender, sexual preference, age, religion, national origin, mental or physical impairment, military status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or municipal law.

 

Freedom of Association

 

Belinus recognizes that employees in the locations where we operate have the freedom to join or not join third-party labor groups, as well as the ability to bargain collectively or not bargain collectively in line with local legislation. Belinus respects those rights and is committed to fostering an open communication environment in which employees may share their ideas, concerns, and difficulties with their supervisors and work together to resolve workplace issues.

 

No Retaliation

 

Belinus believes that every employee should be able to ask questions, express concerns, and file complaints about treatment that they believe is unfair, unethical, harassing, or discriminatory. Belinus forbids any kind of retaliation against an associate for voicing a concern or filing a complaint within the organization, or for filing a formal claim against Belinus, or for communicating with an outside agency. Belinus has established an Ethics Hotline to allow associates to communicate severe legal, financial, and ethical concerns anonymously and confidentially.