Veskim Principles


Principle 1:

Veskim supports and respects the declared human rights. Through its activities, it does not cause any negative effects on human rights and tries to prevent and mitigate the negative effects directly associated with the activities, products and services provided as a result of business relations.

Principle 2:

Veskim shall not be an accomplice to any human rights violations caused by any other business, government or individual and shall take all necessary measures.



Principle 3:

Veskim supports the freedom of unionisation and collective agreement of the workers. Freedom of unionisation expresses the right of all the employees to freely and voluntarily establish and participate in the organizations of their choice.

Principle 4:

Veskim abolished all forms of forced labor. Forced and compulsory labor practices include slavery, affiliated labor or debt captivity, detention and abduction, closure to the workplace, the use of prisoners' labor and services without the supervision of public authorities and by the employing or obliged by the companies to do so, jobs that require punishment of thought and expression,  collection of necessary documents (financial or personal documents such as passports) and  non-payment of wages.

Principle 5:

Veskim completely abolishes child labor. Child labor is a form of exploitation that is a violation of human rights. International standards distinguish what is acceptable and unacceptable work for children of different ages and stages of development. Minimum Age (ILO) for Work and Acceptance is specified:



Developed Countries

Developing Countries

Light work

Age 13

Age 12

Regular work

Age 15

Age 14

Dangerous work

Age 18

Age 18


Principle 6:

Veskim attaches utmost importance to the elimination of discrimination on recruitment and professional matters. Recruitment and employment discrimibation referes to a situation in which people are exposed to different or negative behaviors due to characteristics such as race, color, gender, religion, political thought, national and social origin, age, disability, HIV / AIDS status, trade union membership, and sexual orientation.



Principle 7:

Veskim supports precautionary approaches to environmental problems. The 15th principle of the Rio Declaration on the United Nations Environment and Development defines the precautionary approach as follows: “Where there is a serious and irreversible threat of damage, the lack of complete scientific certainty cannot be used as an excuse to postpone the receipt of economic measures to prevent environmental degradation. ”

Veskim supports economic measures to protect the environment and does not use scientific uncertainty as an excuse to postpone actions to address environmental problems.

Principle 8:

Veskim supports every activity and formation to promote higher environmental responsibility. Corporate environmental responsibility is now seen as a fundamental issue of the business world. Doing environmentally responsible business, as well as risk management,  supports the long-term sustainability of the enterprise and encourages innovation in a world where resources are becoming increasingly limited.

Principle 9:

Veskim supports the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies. Environment-friendly Technologies cover technologies that protect the environment, reduce pollution, utilize all resources in a more sustainable way, manage more waste and recycle products and / or manage wastes much more effectively than resources that can be used.



Principle 10:

Veskim deals with all forms of corruption, including bribery and extortion.