Human Rights & Labour Standards Policy Statement
This statement reflects the underlying Human Rights & Labour Standards Policy
Approved internally on 20 September 2018 & Updated 20th January, 2020
The principles and guidelines set out in the Policy are derived from the United Nations
Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The underlying Policy applies to all Mower Magic Ltd directors, officers and employees of
Mower Magic Ltd and those of its wholly-owned subsidiaries (Mower Magic Ltd Employees).
B. Policy Statement
1. Mower Magic Ltd seeks to provide a work environment where employees are treated
with respect, dignity and consideration. This commitment is built upon a
framework of policies and procedures designed to ensure fairness in the
Recruitment, development and retention of all employees.
C. General Principles
1. All employment must be in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations
of the countries in which Mower Magic Ltd operates. Where the applicable local laws
and regulations require higher or additional levels of protection of human and
employment rights than those set out in this Policy, the local laws and
regulations will take precedence.
2. All Mower Magic Ltd Employees are required to report any actual, suspected or
potential violations of all Company policies, including this Human Rights and
Labour Standard Policy. Failure to do so may lead to disciplinary action, up to
and including termination of employment.
3. This Policy shall be reviewed on an annual basis and updated where
necessary to ensure the continuous improvement of working conditions and
management of labour risks in Mower Magic Ltds global operations.
4. Mower Magic Ltd shall make available sufficient resources to give effect to its
commitment to year on year improvements to working conditions and
management of labour risks in its global operations.
D. Specific Provisions
1. Human Rights
Mower Magic Ltd supports and complies with the United Nations Universal
Declaration of Human Rights and seeks to honour the principles of
internationally recognised human rights wherever it operates.
Each Mower Magic Ltd employee shall be treated with dignity and shall not suffer
harassment, physical or mental punishment or other forms of abuse.
Mower Magic Ltd has effective grievance mechanisms which are transparent,
equitable and predictable to enable the remediation of any adverse human
rights impacts that may arise in its operations.
Mower Magic Ltd promotes effective employee engagement throughout its
operations and welcomes open feedback from employees on all matters of
2. Freedom of Association
Mower Magic Ltd recognises and respects the right of employees to establish and
join organisations which are designed to engage in collective bargaining and
other initiatives to further and defend the interests of the workforce.
No Mower Magic Ltd employee shall be dismissed or otherwise prejudiced for reason
of membership of such an employee organisation or because of participation
in that organisation outside of working hours, or with consent of their line
manager, within working hours.
Mower Magic Ltd employees shall enjoy protection against discrimination by virtue
of their membership of an employee organisation and employment shall not
be conditional upon an employee not joining or relinquishing membership of
such an organisation.
3. Compulsory Labour and Human Trafficking
Mower Magic Ltd does not accept nor condone any form of modern slavery whether
forced, compulsory or trafficked labour. Without limitation, Mower Magic Ltd does not
engage sweatshop labour, convict labour or indentured labour under penal
All Mower Magic Ltd employees shall provide their services to the Company on an
entirely voluntary basis and no one shall be forced to remain in the employ of
Mower Magic Ltd against their will.
Mower Magic Ltd has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and encourages
all employees to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern
slavery, in any part of the Mower Magic Ltd business at the earliest opportunity.
4. Child Labour
Mower Magic Ltd adheres to and strictly complies with international child labour
conventions and child labour laws and regulations in the countries in which it
The minimum age of a Mower Magic Ltd Employee shall be not less than the age of
completion of compulsory education in the country of location of the relevant
Mower Magic Ltd business unit, and in any event, shall not be less than 16 years.
Where the work concerned is by its nature or the circumstances in which it is
carried out, deemed to be hazardous under the definition provided by the
International Labour Organisation 138 Concerning Minimum Age, the
minimum age of the Mower Magic Ltd Employee shall be not less than 18 years.
Mower Magic Ltd strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment against any
Mower Magic Ltd Employee or any applicant for employment with Mower Magic Ltd,
whether such discrimination or harassment is based on sex, race, age, colour,
ancestry, religion, belief, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any
other feature protected by law.
Updated 20th January, 2020