All VER de TERRE products undergo a vast number of processes before becoming the products that you and your children love; processes taking place in various parts of the World and sending materials and products on a journey through many skilled and cherished hands. VER de TERRE recognize the affect and the responsibility that we have towards all people handling our products in any part of the journey, and we wish to engage with them in a responsible, decent, and ethical manner.
The VER de TERRE values and principles are inspired by the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact. These principles cover 4 areas – Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption – and are derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the UN Convention against Corruption.
Read more: The Ten Principles | UN Global Compact
Every human life has value. VER de TERRE support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights and we take continuous steps to assure that we are not complicit in human rights abuses.
In our time, work is a central part of the human life, of participating and contributing to our communities and supporting our families. VER de TERRE are dedicated to the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor, the effective abolition of child labor, the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation, and we support the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
Trust, transparency and ethics are such important key concepts in all human interaction and playing by the same rules is crucial to assure a more fair World for All. VER de TERRE work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
Not only human lives have value and should be treated with decency and respect. VER de TERRE support the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare:
Freedom from hunger and thirst
Freedom from discomfort
Freedom from pain, injury or disease
Freedom to express normal behavior
Freedom from fear and distress