Principle Six: Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Women’s Economic Empowerment, and Freedom of Association

The organisation does not discriminate in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, union membership, political affiliation, HIV/AIDS status or age.
The organisation has a clear policy and plan to promote gender equality that ensures that women as well as men have the ability to gain access to the resources that they need to be productive and also the ability to influence the wider policy, regulatory, and institutional environment that shapes their livelihoods and lives. Organisational constitutions and by-laws allow for and enable women  to become active members of the organisation in their own right (where it is a membership based organisation),  and to take up leadership positions in the governance structure regardless of women’s status in relation to ownership of assets such as land and property.  Where women are employed within the organisation, even where it is an informal employment situation, they receive equal pay for equal work.  The organisation recognises women’s full employment rights and is committed to ensuring that women receive their full statutory employment benefits. The organisation takes into account the special health and safety needs of pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers.
The organisation respects the right of all employees to form and join trade unions of their choice and to bargain collectively. Where the right to join trade unions and bargain collectively are restricted by law and/or political environment, the organisation will enable means of independent and free association and bargaining for employees. The organisation ensures that representatives of employees are not subject to discrimination in the workplace.
Principle Six: Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Women’s Economic Empowerment, and Freedom of Association
  • Another International Women's Day celebrating empowering ladies of Selyn. We couldn't be more proud. #IWD2020 #eachforequal
  • In a society where women are expected to become stay at home moms from the day they get married, Selyn along with fair trade principles introduced a work culture that helps women achieve their true potential as working mothers. While challenging gender-based inequalities, Selyn started its journey nearly 30 years ago to provide women employment that empowers them. Not only fair and equal pay with good working conditions, but Selyn employees are also provided with in-house daycare facilities so that mothers do not have to give up their careers after childbirth. Something all Sri Lankan employers to think about this International Women’s Day. #EachForEqual #IWD2020
  • International Women’s day is right around the corner, and we can not wait to celebrate our wonderful Selyn sisters and what we stand for. This year, with women around the world, we are celebrating the International Women’s Day with the message #EachForEqual, to create a gender-equal world for us and the future. Follow us and stay tuned to learn more about how Selyn challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements as a fair trade company in a tiny little island in Asia. #iwd2020
  • Maybe it's a last-minute gift or a little something to add colour to your home. Did you know that every purchase, big or small, of ethically made fair trade goodies helps empower an entire community? Well, now you do! #LiveGood
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  • Add a touch of nature to your home. 
These beautiful handmade household items are all made from 100% reed (පන්) by local artisans, providing them with fair income so that they can thrive in their communities. Do we need more reasons to #LiveGood? We think not! 
All our craft items are available at Selyn outlets in Colombo, Kandy, Kurunegala and Negombo.
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#selyn #fairtrade #srilanka #sthribyselyn #madeinsrilanka #empoweringwomen #fairtradefashion #sustainablefashion #supportlocal #sustainableliving #livefair #shoppingincolombo #slowfashion #ethicalgifts #ecofashion #fairtradestyle #fairtradecertified #ecofriendly #vegan #ShopFairtrade #srilankancrafts
  • Ethically and sustainably lit up! 🛋 .
Made by Sri Lankan artisans these gorgeous upcycled lamps are handmade from 100% cotton yarn that cannot be used for weaving. Our yarn is coloured by eco-friendly dye and the water used in the process is used in the community garden. When you brighten up your space with one of Selyn lamps, you also add light and happiness to their homes and make Earth a better place for all of us too. #LiveGood
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#selyn #fairtrade #srilanka #sthribyselyn #madeinsrilanka #empoweringwomen #fairtradefashion #sustainablefashion #supportlocal #sustainableliving #livefair #shoppingincolombo #slowfashion #ethicalgifts #ecofashion #fairtradestyle #fairtradecertified #ecofriendly #vegan #ShopFairtrade