Social Performance Activities

Corporate Social Policy

Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt) Ltd, its suppliers and (if) subcontractors will comply with all relevant local / national legal requirements, buyer’s expectations, SA8000 requirements and International labor Standards to practice and demonstrate as a socially responsible organization. Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt) Ltd is committed to develop Social Accountability Management System for the betterment of its personnel in particular and society at large.

Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt) Ltd will provide a safe and healthy work environment and will strive to improve working conditions of its facility and environment. Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt) Ltd will comply with environmental rules, regulations and standards applicable to their operations, and will observe environmentally conscious practices in all locations where they operate.

Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt) Ltd will not hire any personnel under the definition of child, or under the age interfering with compulsory schooling, or under the minimum age established by law, whichever is greater.

Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt) Ltd does not engage in forced, compulsory labor, human trafficking and will not allow involuntary or forced and compulsory labor, indentured, bonded or otherwise.

Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt) Ltd will comply with legal requirements aiming overall social benefit of the personnel. Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt) Ltd will pay at least the minimum total compensation required by local law, including all mandated wages, allowances and benefits. It will further assure that Work Hours each day, and days worked each week, shall not exceed the legal limitations of the country. Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt) Ltd will provide at least one day off following six (6) consecutive days of work, except as required to meet urgent business needs.

Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt) Ltd will treat all personnel with dignity and respect and will not engage in or tolerate the use of corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion, or verbal abuse of personnel. No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed. Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt) Ltd does not believe in discriminatory practices in personnel matters. Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt) Ltd will employ, pay, promote, and terminate personnel on the basis of their ability to do the job, rather than on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs. Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt) Ltd prohibits and controls physical, verbal and non-verbal Harassment or Abuses and punishments in its working places. Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt) Ltd will provide a work environment free of harassment, abuse or in any form.

Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt) Ltd respects representation rights of all personnel in the social management system. Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt) Ltd will recognize and respect the right of personnel to exercise their lawful rights of free association and collective bargaining.

Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt) Ltd will strengthen relations with personnel and communication with interested parties to ensure compliance in this regard. Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt) Ltd is committed for the welfare of its personnel.

Top management of Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt) Ltd will periodically reviews the adequacy, suitability, and continuing effectiveness of the company’s policy, procedures, and performance results for continual improvement.



For this, we are

Committed to develop social management system for the betterment of our employees in particular; and for society at large.
Do not engage full time employee below the legal age of 18 years.
Do not engage in any form of forced labour and also don't appreciate the same for our stakeholders.
Strive hard to improve working conditions and environment throughout our production facility.
Respect representation rights of individuals to bargain collectively for problem solving.
Do not believe and appreciate in discriminatory practices in any matter within the organization.
Prohibit and control physical, verbal and non-verbal abuses and punishments within the organization and stakeholders.
Committed to comply with maximum working hours and minimum compensation requirements aiming at overall social benefit of the employees.
Has established an anti-smuggling policy to ensure supply of safer and legal products to customer.
Committed to the welfare of our employees.
Continuously improve our Management System by taking timely corrective, preventive measures, smart complaint handling, employee participations and regular internal assessments and Management Reviews.
Will strengthen relations with employees and improve communication with interested parties to ensure social justice, legal, safety and quality compliance.

Social objectives

Reduce the injuries from 10 number during the OCTOBER-2018 to APRIL-2019.
To develop and implement a formal orientation program expanding the health and safety component.
To provide, as far as reasonably practicable, a safe and healthy working environment, safe premises and facilities for staff, employees and visitors and contactors if any;
To comply with statutory requirements and strive to exceed these where appropriate.
Emergency equipment needs should be identified, and equipment should be provided in adequate quantity.

Emergency response plan and Fire Evacuation drill will be conducted biannually.
Planning: Compliance/ Health & Safety department will provide the training to will conduct Fire evacuation drills accordingly.

To save environment from getting polluted.
Planning: Good fuel will be used in generators as well as environmental reports will be taken by competent authority biannually.

Minimum wages will be increase as per government guzzat notification.
Planning: Manager Compliance/ MR will ensure the minimum wage for all employees with the mutual discussion with Top Management Joint work council Representative will also participate in this.

Fire safety trainings will be given to all employees on monthly basis.
Planning: Compliance/ Health & Safety department will provide the training to all staff/ workers. Management Representative must see that the legal, ethical, and social environmental issues are properly attended to. Equal opportunity and equal pay for equal work are the legal issues not to be violated. To take care of farmers (whose land has been acquired for the factory) and tribal’s (who are displaced by industries and mining companies) are the ethical issues

Social Performance

Company has also installed fire hydrant line with the 35 pound pressure/ mint with automatic systemize turbine 24hrs standby. On the other hand fire hydrant line is also attached with over head tank having a capacity of 30,000 gallon.
Company has increase the minimum wages as per government act of their employees from 14,000 to 15,000 thousand per month for unskilled workers and including basic need wages minimum salary made 19,336 Rs per month
Company has installed automatic centralize smoke detector system.
Company has emergency response team to over come any incident/ emergency.
Company has training plan for their workers in-house as well as external like SGS of Pakistan, Rescue 1122.

 

 

Dear All Interested Business Partners,
Subject: SOCIAL PERFORMANCE SA 8000:2014
We are Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt.) Ltd. are striving at our optimum for the betterment of our products and services. We are also successfully maintaining and implemented some of the international standards and we make the most of our inclusive resources to fulfill the requirements of these standards. In this regard our most recent endeavor is; to promote an environment of mutual confidence flanked by our company and employees. To accomplish all SOCIAL and MORAL responsibilities, we are working on SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY (SA-8000) international standard. Social accountability standard (SA-8000) urged every business concern to fulfill their responsibilities in their work place under following parameters. If you want to get more information regarding this standard you can search their web-site www.saas.org.

Child Labor / Forced Labor:
Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt.) Ltd is committed not to engage child labor or full time employment for young workers, anywhere during the whole production cycle. No cases of child/young worker were found in last six months. The management is fully committed not to use child labor. The age screening procedure is effectively implemented to avoid any possibility of child labor in the factory.

Health & Safety:

Health and safety conditions are well maintained within the factory, with continuous improvement mechanism to keep Health & Safety system updated in order to avoid any incident. Incident/ Accident records are properly maintained to keep track of all the injuries and minor/ major incidence within the organization as a part of continuous improvement process. All necessary trainings are provided to the staff regularly to avoid any incident/ accident additional we have arrange fire hydrant pipe line in our premises link with automatic turbine system having 35 pound pressure also having 30,000 gallon water storage capacity tank.

We have a set of committees to over come emergency, and administrative issues
Committee detail is as under:
Over all responsible of Health and Safety Matters
Mr. Akhtar Ali (Manager Compliance/ Health & Safety)
Following is the main members of ERP Committee
Mr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal (Health & Safety Officer)
Mr. Arfan “Fire Team Leader” (this team is consist on 13 members)
Mr. Faiz Rasool “First Aid Team Leader” (this team is consist on 13 members)
Mr. Muhammad Amjad and Miss Alya Ashraf is representative of Joint work council committee
1. ERP Health & Safety Committee , 2. Joint work council committee, 3. Canteen Committee, MRM review committee
Right of collective bargaining:
Mutual Consensus Committee is effectively playing its part for the welfare of the employees of Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt.) Ltd. Mutual Consensus Committee is continuously meeting with the management to communicate or to discuss the issues related to Joint Work Council Committee of workers. Joint work council committee meet every one month. Elections was held in February-2018 for two years

Discrimination & Disciplinary Practices:
We are not gathering any data that can lead to any discrimination. Top management is very strict on discrimination issues and monitors such issues personally. There is an open door policy by the top management so that, staff can report any such incident. No cases of discrimination were found raised from the workers during last six months.
5- Working Hours:
8 hour work routine with one hour lunch break was observed during last six months. No overtime was performed by the workers since last six month except security staff. Sunday is observed as weekly holiday during the last six months.

Remuneration:
Company is following the Punjab Government Gazette regarding the pays and no worker is getting less than Rs.15, 000/- per month for unskilled workers. No piece rate or contractual labor is used by Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt.) Ltd. In addition to that company is paying for workers

Wages are paid according to the qualification, skill, experience of an employee and it should also comply the wages law.
Employee Old Age Benefits (Pension)
Leave policy as per law.
Leave encashment.
Overtime at double rate.
Gratuity.
Annual bonus.
Social Security
Subsidize food
Free Transport
Group insurance, free transportation is provided to the workers to bring them for work from their designated places and to drop them back after the working hours.

Management has assured that:
No wages deduction for disciplinary purposes.
Benefits and wages are clearly defined & communicated and documentation for work benefits is in full compliance with law.

Internal Audits:
Company is performing internal audits after every six months time.
Management Review:
Company is performing management reviews after every six months time.
Top management and the senior managers attended the meeting. All above mentioned points along with the social
Accountability management system of Maheen Textile Mills (Pvt.) Ltd. was reviewed in detail by the management.
Agenda of Management Review as below
Review of previous Management Review / Decisions.
Social Policy
Child Labor
Forced Labor
Health & Safety
Freedom of association and collective Bargaining
Discrimination
Disciplinary
Working Hours and Remuneration
Review of Supplier performance
Training and Awareness
Emergency Response Plan / Risk Assessment
Results of Internal Audit

Control over Vender:
All the production activities within the company and all the sub-contractors are working in compliance with the social accountability 8000, Quality Management system, BRC and Product safety requirements by the Customers. The Purchase Manager and Manager Compliances conduct meetings with the sub-contractors and make them aware of the legal and standard requirements and find out the possible options to comply these requirements. All the suppliers outside factory have been informed through letter about the policy of company regarding SA 8000:2014. Mr. Akhtar Ali (Manger Compliance/HSE) is conducting Supplier Evaluation (out side the factory) to verify the compliance of local labor laws and SA 8000:2014 standard. This process is likely to be completed within one month. In next meeting MR will present the data regarding implementation status of labor practices at supplier’s premises.


Miscellaneous:
According to section # 9 of this SA 8000 standard we are providing information to our interested parties and stake holders. Our social policy is pasted on our webpage www.Maheentex.com ). You are requested if you have any inquiry or suggestion regarding our social policy / performance please contact our representative Mr. Akhtar Ali (Manager Compliance/ Health & Safety).
We hope that you will guide us how we can further improve our social performance, your valued suggestions will be highly appreciated.