Human Rights Policy
Hoover & Strong Inc. is a provider of mill products, jewelry components, semi-finished jewelry and refining services to the jewelry industry.
Hoover & Strong Inc. is committed to conducting our operations with honesty, integrity, helpfulness and openness, and with a respect for human rights and the integrity of our employees.
Respect for human rights is a fundamental value at Hoover & Strong, and we have a responsibility to respect human rights in all aspects of our business, both on-site at our Richmond facility and with our partner suppliers and customers.
Hoover and Strong insists on sustainability throughout our supply chain. All Harmony Metals are made using only 100% recycled precious metals, and non-Harmony metals using only certified responsibly sourced metals. All ASM products are sourced through internationally recognized standards organizations such as Fairmined and Fairtrade.
As an employer, Hoover & Strong respects human rights standards for our workforce. We are committed to maintaining a workplace free from harassment, violence, and intimidation, whether from internal or external threats. All security safeguards are provided and maintained with respect for employee’s privacy and dignity.
Hoover & Strong values and encourages diversity in the workforce and we are committed to equal opportunity. We are committed to maintaining a workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, social origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, political opinion or any other status protected by law. Recruitment, hiring, placement, development, training, compensation and advancement are all based on qualifications, performance, skills and experience.
Hoover & Strong does not tolerate disrespectful or inappropriate behavior, retaliation, nor harassment. Any instances will be taken seriously, fully investigated, and the appropriate disciplinary action taken if necessary, up to and including termination of employment and notification of the relevant authority. Hoover & Strong respects the rights of employees to form, join or not join a labor union without fear of harassment, intimidation or reprisal.
The health and safety of our employees is of paramount importance to Hoover & Strong. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace, and at a minimum comply with all relevant local and national health and safety laws and regulations. Management works with representatives of our workforce to ensure a safe and healthy workplace, and is committed to addressing and remediating any identified risk of accident, injury or impact on health.
Stewart Grice, VP Mill Products
Hoover & Strong
Effective: February 13, 2019