Working conditions

We have always aspired to create better lives of our employees and customers, and through that, to have a positive and ongoing impact on communities and wider society. This is what we call the Bata ‘Life Effect’ and it is part of our long-term thinking.

Bata Life

Everyday all around the world, our extended Bata family of employees and associates are having a positive effect on those around them. Our activities are benefiting communities and environments and our investments are supporting livelihoods. We don’t just look at employing and developing individuals, we recognize the way this affects their families and beyond.

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The bata code of ethics

Non-discrimination and equal treatment
Individual freedom
Conflicts of Interest
Fair competition
Political neutrality
Intellectual property
Human rights

The bata supplier code of conduct

Dignity and respect
Minimum age employment
Remuneration and benefits
Workplace standards
Natural environment
Product safety

The Code of Conduct sets basic standards for working conditions and environmental management. The Code seeks to protect the workers who manufacture our footwear and aims to achieve decent and humane working conditions by complying with all relevant and applicable laws and regulations of the country in which workers are employed. This Code of Conduct ensures there is a good working and social environment for employees and suppliers and forbids child labour within Bata and Bata Industrials and its suppliers.

All Bata products sold in Europe have undergone strict material tests in compliance with REACH and our Bata Restricted Substance List (RSL). Our RSL is provided to our Bata Europe suppliers globally.

A large part of our safety shoes are developed and produced in Best in Noord-Brabant. Our investments in robotics, Research & Development and advanced technologies are bearing fruit. Founded in the Czech Republic in 1894, Bata was one of the first manufacturers to sell its products all over the world.