About Envcares

About Envcares

Envcares, a Singapore home grown SME was founded in 2014 by a small group of well experienced individuals coming together to collaborate and combine each others strengths. Initially operating at Farm 85, Envcares developed its core strengths in the following specialities:

  • Taking in a variety of liquid and solid organic side streams from food manufacturers and using the aerobic thermophilic process, turn organic matters such as mulch into good quality compost in two weeks.
  • Envcares compost has been awarded the Singapore Environment Council Green Label for organic compost.  Envcares compost is sold in bulk to NParks landscape contractors, nurseries and  community gardens.
  • Collecting expired powders including expired milk powders, malts. These provide nutrient rich minerals and are very much sort after by animal feed producers.

With its 8,000m2 and 450t/day facility, Envcares is a leading player in the wastes/side stream processing industry valorizing very large quantities of materials so that they no longer need to be sent to the incineration plants. 

Ethics and Code of Conduct

We are committed to operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner across all aspects of our business and in our supply chain. Our need to purchase goods and services on competitive terms is not met at the expense of labour standards, health and safety or the environment.

We favour suppliers who share the Company’s commitment to honesty and integrity, and integrate social, environmental, and sustainability policies into their business processes. 

As a minimum, the Code of Conduct outlined below should be followed by all of the Company’s suppliers. Subcontractors should be encouraged to adopt the Code of Conduct as much as possible.

APPLICATION

This supplier code of conduct describes the minimum standards which Envcares and its subsidiaries expect of our suppliers and vendors. Suppliers are responsible for communicating the requirements of this code to their employees and their own suppliers where necessary.

REQUIREMENTS

Legal and Regulatory Compliance

  • Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations wherever they operate.

 Environment

  • Suppliers should have appropriate policies and systems in place to assess, measure and seek to reduce the environmental impacts of their operations.
  • A strong preference will be given for suppliers whose goods and services can contribute to reducing our climate and environmental impact.

 Modern Day Slavery

  • We do not tolerate any form of modern slavery (including human trafficking, forced labour and child labour).

 Child Labour

  • Suppliers should not use child labour.
  • Suppliers must not employ any person:
    • in a manner which conflicts with the completion of their compulsory schooling.
    • below the age of 16 years on a full-time basis (unless part of a recognised professional apprenticeship programme), or below the legal age of employment in the countries in which they are employed (whichever is higher).
    • below the age of 18 years for employment at night (unless part of a recognised professional apprenticeship programme) or in hazardous conditions.

Forced Labour

  • Suppliers should not employ any forced labour, including prison, indentured, bonded, military or slave labour.
  • Physical punishment, threats of violence or other forms of physical, sexual, psychological or verbal abuse as a means of enforcing discipline or control in the workplace should not be used.

Compensation and Working Hours

  • Suppliers should pay at least the local legal minimum wage and are encouraged to follow applicable voluntary codes relating to compensation.
  • Employees should not be required to work for more than the number of hours permitted by law and should be appropriately compensated for overtime work. All statutory (including maternity and paternity) and contractual leave entitlements should be honoured.
  • Employees should be provided with written and understandable information about their conditions of employment, in respect to wages and working hours before they enter employment.
  • Suppliers must pay their employees promptly, providing each with clear, written accounting for every pay period. Wages should be paid regularly, on time and not in more than one month in arrears. Deductions from wages as a disciplinary measure shall not be permitted.

 Industrial Relations

  • Suppliers should have in place communication mechanisms and grievance procedures that allow employees to raise concerns and complaints with management.

 Health and Safety

  • Suppliers should adopt and communicate health and safety policies and procedures that aim to reduce injury and illness and enhance employee health.

 Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment

  • Suppliers should not discriminate among their employees on the basis of age, gender, gender orientation, sexual orientation, relationship, family status, disability, race, ethnicity, nationality, religious or political beliefs.
  • Suppliers should not tolerate any bullying or harassment (including sexual and racial harassment) of employees.

 Bribery and Corruption

  • Suppliers should not permit bribery and corruption. To this end, they should have in place policies covering the offer and receipt of advantages, payments to government officials, charitable contributions and sponsorships, entertainment and corporate hospitality, loans, agents and consultants, contractors and joint venture partners.
  • Suppliers should disclose to Envcares any situation that may appear as a material conflict of interest. They are also expected to disclose if any of our officials or professionals under contract with them have a material interest of any kind in the Supplier’s business or any kind of economic ties with the Supplier.

 Whistleblowing

  • Suppliers may raise concerns about suspected or actual improprieties relating to Envcares Singapore. Third parties should make their report to the Managing Director.