Policy Statement


Colour Time Human Rights and Labour Standards Policy

A. Introduction

Founded in 1978, Colour Time Printing + Digital Imaging is a carbon neutral, Climate Smart certified commercial printer. Respect for human rights and labour standards is a core value of our business. The underlying Policy applies to all Colour Time directors and employees.

The principles and guidelines set out in the Policy are derived from:

  • The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • The International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work


B. Policy Statement

Colour Time 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 in the province of British Columbia.
  2. All Colour Time employees are required to report any actual, suspected or potential violations of all Company policies, including this Human Rights and Labour Standards 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 Colour Time’s operations.
  4. Colour Time 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 operations.


D. Specific Provisions


1. Human Rights

  • Colour Time supports and complies with the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and seeks to honour the principles of internationally-recognized human rights.
  • Each Colour Time employee shall be treated with dignity and shall not suffer harassment, physical or mental punishment or other forms of abuse.
  • Colour Time 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.
  • Colour Time promotes effective employee engagement throughout its operations and welcomes open feedback from employees on all matters of company business.


2. Freedom of Association

  • Colour Time recognizes and respects the right of employees to establish and join organizations which are designed to engage in collective bargaining and other initiatives to further and defend the interests of the workforce.
  • No Colour Time employee shall be dismissed or otherwise prejudiced for reason of membership of such an employee organization or because of participation in that organization outside of working hours, or with consent of their manager, within working hours.
  • Colour Time employees shall enjoy protection against discrimination by virtue of their membership of an employee organization and employment shall not be conditional upon an employee not joining or relinquishing membership of such an organization.


3. Compulsory Labour and Human Trafficking

  • Colour Time does not accept nor condone any form of modern slavery whether forced, compulsory, or trafficked labour. Without limitation, Colour Time does not engage sweatshop labour, convict labour, or indentured labour under penal sanction.
  • All Colour Time 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 Colour Time against their will.
  • Colour Time 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 Colour Time business at the earliest opportunity.


4. Child Labour

  • Colour Time adheres to and strictly complies with international child labour conventions and child labour laws and regulations in Canada.
  • The minimum age of a Colour Time employee shall be not less than the age of completion of compulsory education in Canada, and in any event, shall not be less than 21 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 Organization 138 Concerning Minimum Age, the minimum age of the Colour Time employee shall be not less than 21 years.


5. Discrimination

  • Colour Time strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment against any Colour Time employee or any applicant for employment with Colour Time, 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.


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