Ethical Policy

Fancy That Gifts – Ethical Policy

This is the Ethical Policy of Fancy That Gifts Ltd. It is based on some of our core beliefs and generally accepted principles in today’s society, and highlights our company’s concerns about human rights and the environment. It also gives an insight into our choice of customer, partners and suppliers.

 

Human Rights

Through our activities, we seek to support the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In line with this, we will not knowingly purchase from, or supply to:

  • any government or business which fails to uphold basic human rights within its sphere of influence
  • any business whose links to an oppressive regime are a continuing cause for concern

The Arms Trade

We will not knowingly supply to, or purchase from, any business involved in:

 

  • the manufacture or transfer of armaments to oppressive regimes
  • the manufacture of torture equipment or other equipment that is used in the violation of Human Rights

Corporate Responsibility

We fully encourage support for the Fundamental International Labour Organisation Conventions. In line with these, we will seek where possible, to support businesses which take a responsible position with regard to:

  • fair trade
  • labour rights in their own operations and through their supply chains in developing countries
  • We will not support:
  • irresponsible marketing practices in developing countries

 

Genetic Modification

We will not knowingly supply to, or purchase from, any businesses involved in the development of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), where, in particular, the following issues are evident:

  • uncontrolled release of GMOs into the environment
  • any negative impacts on developing countries; in particular, the imposition of ‘Terminator’ technologies
  • patenting; in particular, of indigenous knowledge
  • cloning; in particular, of animals for non-medical purposes

Ecological Impact

We will not knowingly supply to, or purchase from, any business whose core activity contributes to:

  • global climate change, through the extraction or production of fossil fuels
  • the manufacture of chemicals which are persistent in the environment and linked to long term health concerns
  • the unsustainable harvest of natural resources, including timber and palm oil
  • Furthermore, we will seek to support businesses involved in:
  • recycling and sustainable waste management
  • renewable energy and energy efficiency
  • sustainable natural products and services, including timber and organic produce
  • the pursuit of ecological sustainability

Animal Welfare

We will not supply to, or purchase from, any business involved in:

  • animal testing of cosmetic or household products or ingredients
  • intensive farming methods
  • blood sports, which involve the use of animals or birds to catch, fight or kill each other
  • the fur trade
  • Furthermore, we will seek to support businesses involved in:
  • the development of alternatives to animal experimentation
  • farming methods which promote animal welfare

 

Review

We will regularly review these and other issues and develop our Ethical Policy accordingly. On occasion, we will make decisions on specific business, involving ethical issues not included in our Ethical Policy.

 

Darren Bagguley:-       Managing Director of Fancy That Gifts Ltd

Jacqueline Durnan:-    Operations Director of Fancy That Gifts Ltd