Ethical Sourcing Policy


The ELKAY Ethical Sourcing Policy (EESP) aim is to ensure that our suppliers meet appropriate minimum ethical and social standards.

The EESP is designed to ensure that the company buys its products from suppliers that can demonstrate awareness and adherence to relevant and appropriate social and ethical standards, the company will also seek to ensure that its suppliers are aware of the impact of their operations on the environment and will encourage its suppliers to monitor any such impacts with a view to adopting minimisation measures.

The company will take reasonable and practical steps to monitor supplier activity to ensure that standards, which could impact adversely upon the local or global environment, are not compromised.

The EESP is based on the internationally recognised Social Accountability 8000 (SA 8000) criteria. The company EESP covers the following areas of accountability:

  • Child labour: No workers under the age of 15; minimum lowered to 14 for countries operating under the ILO Convention
  • Forced labour: No forced labour, including prison or debt bondage labour; no lodging of deposits or identity papers by employers or outside recruiters.
  • Health and Safety: Provide a safe and healthy work environment; take steps to prevent injuries; regular health and safety worker training; system to detect threats to health and safety; access to bathrooms and drinking water.
  • Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining: Respect the right to form and join trade unions and bargain collectively.
  • Discrimination: No discrimination based on race, caste, origin, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, union or political affiliation, or age; no sexual harassment.
  • Discipline: No corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion or verbal abuse.
  • Compensation: Wages paid for a standard work week must meet the legal and industry standards and be sufficient to meet the basic need of workers and their families.


Finally, from a legal requirement standpoint, all our suppliers must, in all activities, obey national and regional statutory requirements in the countries in which they are operating. Should any of the requirements stated in this document be in violation of the law in any country or territory, the local law should always take precedence.


Ethical Sourcing Policy  – PDF


Health & Safety Policy


Brook Design Hardware Ltd strives to provide a safe and healthy working environment at all sites and facilities that it owns and operates, and to take adequate steps to prevent incidents and injury to health arising from the course of work by minimizing or eliminating so far as is reasonably practicable, the causes of hazards inherent in the working environment. HSE-policy HSE is an integrated part of all our activities and leadership at all levels is based on behaviour as a key factor. Brookvent’s philosophy is zero harm to people, the environment and material assets based on a conviction that all harm can be prevented by systematic and goal oriented HSE work. Brookvent strives to ensure that all activities should be based on and operated by risk assessment.


We regularly review our policy and ensure we meet our framework below.


  • Leadership and accountability – clearly defined responsibilities, resources, and accountability for managers
  • Managing health and safety risks – at every stage of project, service or manufacturing life cycle, where meeting national and international standards is the minimum requirement
  • Demonstrating health and safety competence so that all managers, employees, safety advisors and contractors know their responsibilities, have the training and experience to carry them out
  • Ensuring safe contractors and business partners by selecting contractors and suppliers that perform to Elkay’s health and safety requirements
  • Ensuring health and safety is integrated into the processes for managing change, both globally and locally
  • Ensuring a crisis and emergency management system is in place
  • Ensuring accident analysis and prevention is in place.
  • Routine review of health and safety performance by managers, supported by a reporting process
  • Routine review of health and safety performance by managers, supported by a reporting process


Health & Safety Policy – PDF