Environmental Policy
We strive to incorporate sustainability into our core business operations through internal and external efforts. We will adopt a focus on Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
We will continually strive to improve our environmental performance, recognizing that our operations are capable of impacting on the environment, mainly through baking and the transportation of goods.
Honey Bun is therefore committed to continually improving and reviewing its environmental performance by setting objectives and targets to reduce the use of resources and prevent pollution.
In delivering this commitment Honey Bun will:
1. Comply with all legal requirements, regulations and food standards.
2. Minimise water use through efficient use.
3. Reduce food miles by sourcing local ingredients.
4. In as much as possible, use biodegradable packaging and cleaning products.
5. Minimise the use of paper and disposable plastics.
6. Reduce waste going to landfill by recycling cardboard.
7. Respond positively to quality, food, health and safety and environmental developments and review such issues, with the appropriate authorities, local community and other interested parties where possible.
8. Ensure that this policy is communicated clearly to all members of staff and made relevant to their specific roles and responsibilities.
9. Train all staff in the best food manufacturing practices to carry out their specific duties to achieve the objectives of our policy.
The Human Resource Department is responsible for implementing this policy and communicating it to employees. This Policy is subject to annual review to ensure that it continues to reflect the aims of Honey Bun and promotes continuous environmental improvement.

 

SAFETY & HEALTH POLICY

The safety and health of our employees at Honey Bun (1982) Limited (hereafter referred to as “the company” is our foremost business consideration. No employee will be required to do a job that he or she considers unsafe. The company will comply with all applicable workplace safety and health requirements and maintain occupational safety and health standards that equal or exceed the best practices in the industry. Safety is also managed through the industry compliance Factories Act for which certification is required. [See 1.2.01 SOP Corporate Certification]The company will maintain a safety committee, which consists of management and our employees. Our responsibility will be identifying hazards and unsafe work practices, removing obstacles to accident prevention, and helping evaluate the company’s effort to achieve an accident and injury-free workplace. The company pledges to do the following:

  1. Strive to achieve the goal of zero accidents and injuries.
  2. Provide mechanical and physical safeguards wherever they are necessary.
  3. Conduct routine safety and health inspections to find and eliminate unsafe working conditions, control health hazards,
  4. Train all employees in safe work practices and procedures at the commencement of their employment stipulated on the orientation checklist.
  5. Provide employees with necessary personal protective equipment and train them to use and care for it properly.
  6. To observe the principles of the National Workplace Policy on HIV and Aids and to combat discrimination on the basis of one’s HIV status and to protect the health and safety of its staff through programmes of prevention, education, care and support.
  1. The company recognizes that the owners, supervisors, and all other employees share responsibility for a safe and healthy workplace. A Safety & Health Committee is also designated to enforce and monitor compliances in accordance with the nation’s laws.
  2. All employees have responsibility for their own safety as well as for the safety of their fellow workers. They are expected to participate in safety and health programs, which include:
    1. education on HIV prevention, care and support of HIV positive persons
    2. Immediately reporting accidents, hazards, and unsafe work practices to a supervisor or safety and health committee representative
    3. Wearing required personal protective equipment, and participating in and supporting safety committee activities
  3. The company policy on reimbursement for medical costs as a result of accident provides that the company shall pay for transport of all injured staff injured on the job to a facility for medical attention. See Work Place Injury SOP for additional information
  4. The company shall, under it’s Personal Accident Policy provide advances to employees up to a maximum of the policy, after which the employee will have to cover further costs out of pocket. If the company is found by the insurers to be liable then the company shall pay up to a maximum of 4 times the personal accident limit for medical costs and the same amount of days provided for sick leave.

Expenses beyond this limit should be claimed by the injured employee directly to the Insurance Company.

  1. Temporary or contract workers will not be provided sick leave but their medical expenses will be provided for as noted in this policy. As an exception, if a contract or temporary worker has been scheduled for full time hours consistently for the last 3 months then they will be provided sick days benefits accordingly.
  2. The company does not carry insurance for Sports Injury whether employees participate as part of a company event or not and as such a waiver must be signed by all such employees relieving Honey Bun of such responsibility.
  3. This policy shall be posted permanently in a convenient location to ensure all employees have access to it. It should also be clearly noted that employees who suffer injury as a result of their own carelessness will be held liable for their own medical expenses and sick days in excess of the Personal Accident Policy as the insurers will not cover for accidents resulting from their own carelessness.
  4. While our company strives to make its environment injury-free, accidents do occur and in compliance with The Factories Regulations (1961) R72, (see http://www.mlss.gov.jm/eoshd/Regl.php#R57), Honey Bun provides fully stocked first aid kits as well as certain certified personnel who work in manual-intensive departments who may be called upon to administer first aid. See SOP for First Aiders.
Date Prepared By Approved By Description
31 January 2012 Michelle Chong   New
16 November 2013 Ursula Williams Michelle Chong Section 10 on First Aid
13 January 2014 Ursula Williams   HIV policy