Declaration of Human Rights Policy
CAEI believes firmly in respecting the universal human rights.
CAEI is committed towards developing a culture of respect to the human rights of its workers and employees.
As part of this commitment, CAEI wishes for its manpower, workers, contractors and vendors to learn this policy and the rights it promotes.
Our Human Rights Policy comprises the five principles contained in the Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Constitution of the Dominican Republic:
1. Freedom of Association
CAEI acknowledges and respects the right of workers and employees to freedom of association and collective negotiation.
All employees and workers must respect and comply with the decision taken by each worker to enjoying or not of this entitlement.
2. Prohibition of Forced Labour and Free Movement
CAEI ensures that all persons working in this Enterprise do so willingly. Reason why it forbids that within its operations there are persons working in forced manner.
It is not permitted for persons to work to pay off debts, neither physical threats, or violence to force a worker to perform his duties.
3. Zero Tolerance to Child Labor
CAEI shall not promote, nor accept, for adolescents below 18yrs to work in our activities, nor in the activities of our sugar cane vendors.
It is forbidden for minors to participate in the harvest, cultivation and transportation of sugar cane, or in any other type of labor.
CAEI will not accept for minors to participate in agricultural activities in support to their families or other persons.
4. No Discrimination
CAEI guarantees all employees the opportunity of enjoying a harassment-free environment, also free of any type of discrimination or intimidation due to gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, sexual preference, nationality, political preference, or social or ethnic background.
The workers that perform one same task must receive equal treatment and payment conditions. There cannot be any difference whatsoever.
5. Fair Wage
CAEI establishes a commitment towards its employees of establishing decent wages in proportion to the performed work, and competitive in comparison to the labor market.