"Employee Animal Care Code of Conduct Template - Sample"

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SAMPLE – For your personalizing
[Your Farm/Company] Employee Animal Care Code of Conduct
Our commitment to our animals
[Our company/farm] is committed to responsible farm animal care and handling.
That means animals in our care deserve to be healthy, safe and well cared for.
Our commitment to our customers
Working with animals is important work that we take seriously. We are proud of the
work that we do, and we strictly enforce responsible farm animal care and handling
among employees and service providers at our facility.
Every person who handles or comes into contact with an animal is required to
support our core objective of responsible farm animal care and handling. The
demonstration of that support is through the review and signing of this Code of
Conduct agreement on a [quarterly/annual] basis.
Our commitment to our employees
Your job is valuable and important to our animals, and our business. When you
report an incident involving possible mistreatment, illness or injury involving one of
our animals, we will take it seriously. We will document your concern. We will
follow up to resolve the animal’s situation, and/or provide additional training
among employees.
Our employees’ commitment to us
Every one of our employees is required to handle and treat animals with respect and
in accordance with [farm/company] policies and rules as well as the federal,
provincial and municipal regulations under which we operate.
Any employee who is responsible for, observes or receives any information that
alleges an animal on our property or in our care is being mistreated, mishandled or
treated or handled in a way that is contrary to our animal care policy/guidelines
must report that information to [NAME OF POINT PERSON] immediately so that
the situation can be corrected. [PROVIDE CONTACT INFO].
Failure to adhere to this agreement is cause for dismissal. [Farm/company]
reserves the right to refer animal-abusers to law enforcement for prosecution.
SAMPLE – For your personalizing
[Your Farm/Company] Employee Animal Care Code of Conduct
Our commitment to our animals
[Our company/farm] is committed to responsible farm animal care and handling.
That means animals in our care deserve to be healthy, safe and well cared for.
Our commitment to our customers
Working with animals is important work that we take seriously. We are proud of the
work that we do, and we strictly enforce responsible farm animal care and handling
among employees and service providers at our facility.
Every person who handles or comes into contact with an animal is required to
support our core objective of responsible farm animal care and handling. The
demonstration of that support is through the review and signing of this Code of
Conduct agreement on a [quarterly/annual] basis.
Our commitment to our employees
Your job is valuable and important to our animals, and our business. When you
report an incident involving possible mistreatment, illness or injury involving one of
our animals, we will take it seriously. We will document your concern. We will
follow up to resolve the animal’s situation, and/or provide additional training
among employees.
Our employees’ commitment to us
Every one of our employees is required to handle and treat animals with respect and
in accordance with [farm/company] policies and rules as well as the federal,
provincial and municipal regulations under which we operate.
Any employee who is responsible for, observes or receives any information that
alleges an animal on our property or in our care is being mistreated, mishandled or
treated or handled in a way that is contrary to our animal care policy/guidelines
must report that information to [NAME OF POINT PERSON] immediately so that
the situation can be corrected. [PROVIDE CONTACT INFO].
Failure to adhere to this agreement is cause for dismissal. [Farm/company]
reserves the right to refer animal-abusers to law enforcement for prosecution.
I _________________________ understand and acknowledge that willful neglect,
mishandling or abuse of animals by any [name of company] employee or witnessing
it and not reporting it is subject to discipline including immediate termination of
employment, and that offenders may also be subject to prosecution under applicable
laws.
________________________________________
__________________________
Signature of employee
Date
Print name: ____________________________________________________________
_________________________________________
__________________________
Signature of employer
Date
Name and Title: _______________________________________________________
Important Note: Seek advice from your legal counsel and human resources
department if appropriate to ensure any agreement meets relevant labour laws and
union contracts.
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