Alloway Timber


ILO Statement

ILO Statement

Alloway Timber & Builders Merchants has adopted and implemented an ILO Statement (International Labour Statement). 

Our Statement is available to our stakeholders on our website.

Principally it covers;

Child Labour.

  • Alloway Timber & Builders Merchants is not employing workers below the age of 15
  • No person under the age of 18 is employed in hazardous or heavy work except for the purpose of training within approved national laws and regulations
  • Alloway Timber & Builders Merchants prohibits the worst forms of child labour

Force and compulsory labour 

  • Employment relationships are voluntary and based on mutual consent, without the threat of a penalty.

There is no evidence of any practices indicative of forced or compulsory labour, including, but not limited to, the following: 

  • physical and sexual violence
  • bonded labour
  • withholding of wages /including payment of employment fees and
  • or payment of deposit to commence employment
  • restriction of mobility/movement
  • retention of passport and identity documents
  • threats of denunciation to the authorities.

Discrimination in employment and occupation 

  • Employment and occupation practices are non-discriminatory.

Freedom of association and right to collective bargaining 

  • Our workers are able to establish or join worker organizations of their own choosing
  • Alloway Timber & Builders Merchants respects the full freedom of workers’ organizations to draw up their constitutions and rules
  • Alloway Timber & Builders Merchants respects the rights of workers to engage in lawful activities related to forming, joining or assisting a workers’ organization, or to refrain from doing the same, and will not discriminate or punish workers for exercising these rights
  • Alloway Timber & Builders Merchants negotiates with lawfully established workers’  organizations and/ or duly selected representatives in good faith and  with the best efforts to reach a collective bargaining agreement
  • Collective bargaining agreements are implemented where they exist

Alloway Timber & Builders Merchants maintain an up-to-date self-assessment. The Manager is responsible for maintaining self-assessment. Self-assessment is completed annually and sent to certification body prior to audit.


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