Gulten Free Declration
This declaration of Gluten Free is meant to protect people who have coeliac disease.
Our Safe Himalayan Crystal Salt Products:
- Do not contain any gluten containing ingredients or grains.
- Do not contain any ingredients derived from gluten-containing ingredients.
- Meet the FDA requirements for gluten free foods.
- Will not cause an adverse reaction to someone who has coeliac disease.
- Are safe to consume.
This Gluten Free Declaration shows ITC’s commitment to its consumers that our products are Gluten free and contain no ingredients derived from gluten-containing ingredients.
This document sets forth the declaration of ITC regarding Glute Free products.
Gulten Free Policy
Being the world-class processor and exporter of Himalayan Crystal Salt Products, we are committed to producing safe and legal products of the specified quality and managing product quality to meet our valued customers’ requirements.
The claims on our Himalayan Crystal Salt Products labels that they contain no gluten and meet a clear standard that assures consumers that our products are “gluten-free” are truthful and consistent.
We strictly follow the gluten-free labelling regulation which gives our consumers a standardised tool for managing their health and dietary intake especially those with coeliac disease, an auto-immune reaction to eating gluten.
We ensure that our product is a natural ingredient and by nature is free of gluten, it bears a “gluten-free” labelling claim and meets all FDA requirements for a gluten-free safe food product. We challenge all around the world/ globally for presenting ourselves any time anywhere for validation of our gluten-free declaration with the help of any scientifically validated analytical methods.
We are using a gluten-free label in a responsible manner and ensuring that the claim is accurate and not misleading, and are complying with all requirements established by the regulation and enforced by FDA.
GLUTEN FREE OBJECTIVES
- ITC will provide awareness regarding Gluten to 50% of its employees up till December 2021.
- ITC will provide guidance and motivation for dietary compliance to its workers. This will be achieved by providing education and disseminating information to the workers through printed and audiovisual materials.
- ITC will advocate for legislative and non-legislative improvements in its product processing, labelling & marketing that provide greater access to gluten free safe food product.
Ittefaq Trading Co. being the world-class manufacturer and exporter of Himalayan Crystal Salt products under the brand name of Ittefaq Salt ®, declare with full responsibility that our products are natural mineral and contain no ingredients derived from animals.
We encourage and promote veganism which is a philosophy and way of living that seeks to exclude all forms of exploitation and cruelty to animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans and the environment.
We discourage any action going against animals such as testing products, and medicine on animals before it is deemed safe for human use.
Our vegan team works with all of our factory workers on issues regarding climate change and the protection of animals and also asks them to avoid visiting zoos or aquariums, or taking part in dog or horse racing.
We mainly focus on cheering more vegan provisions for overall workers, communities, and the public and protecting the legal rights of vegans.
Increasingly more people have decided to go vegan for ethical, environmental, or health reasons so this is why ITC also believes in veganism.
We advise our customers to follow a vegan diet due to their ethical responsibility toward environmental concerns and also for the desire to improve health.
- ITC will promote knowledge of vegan as sound nutrition and interest in veganism as a complete and healthy diet among its customers.
- ITC will provide guidance about vegan methods as a means of both safeguarding the global food supply and avoiding environmental damage.
- ITC skilled and talented staff continue to dedicate their time and energy to making the world a better place for all living things both now and in the future.
Corporate Social Responsibility
At Ittefaq Salt®, We Work With A Purpose
For us, this is not just a profitable business but an opportunity by nature to play a small part in serving the environment and society.
From the beginning, we have followed the guiding principles of serving humanity with loyalty and keeping people first. We have come a long way in this journey by following these rules. People notice when the social responsibility efforts of businesses become part of the company’s culture. Socially conscious companies are leading the charge in making this world a better place.
We are giving back to the community by:
- Improving our labor policies.
- Engaging in fairtrade.
- Giving charity to needy people.
- Volunteering for the betterment of the community.
- Following corporate policies for a sustainable environment.
Cancer Care hospital
Cancer care hospital is a great initiative to save humans from the wrath of cancer. This hospital provides free treatment of cancer. It has a palliative ward, free radiation machines, mammography facilities, and much more advanced facilities that help in the treatment of cancer.
Ittefaq Salt ® is a proud contributor of charity to this noble cause. An effective cure for cancer is yet to be discovered by mankind, we are just playing our part in helping the sufferers as much as we can.
Ghazali Education Trust
Ghazali Education Trust is striving hard to provide quality education to everyone, particularly people living in rural areas. It is by far the biggest non-profit educational service provider in Pakistan.
Ittefaq Salt ® has been lucky to be a part of this noble cause. Together with the efforts of Ghazali Education Trust and financial aid from the Ittefaq Salt ®, today more than 97249 students including special children in 39 districts of Pakistan, are getting a quality education through a network of 669 schools.
Life Care Charitable Trust
Lifecare Charitable Trust is a ray of hope in the lives of many Pakistani citizens who cannot afford to pay high medical bills.
Ittefaq Salt ® is feeling proud to mention its humble role of financial assistance in the form of charity to this hospital. We understand how the health and well-being of every family member contribute to the flourishment of the whole family. We are also aware of the unaffordable medical expenses. Our goal is to provide free medical aid to deserving people so they can serve society in better health.
Conflict Mineral Policy
The SEC as columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite, or their byproducts, which are limited to tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold 3TG, defines conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”) or an adjoining country, collectively defined as the “Covered Countries” may sometimes be mined and sold, “under the control of armed groups”, to “finance conflict characterized by extreme levels of violence”. Some of these minerals can make their way into the supply chains of the products used around the world, including those in the salt processing industry.
Because of the complexity of many supply chains the lack of an established system for product manufacturers to track Conflict Minerals back to their source, the joint efforts over an extended period by many governments, industry groups, and companies should be required to make it possible to effectively trace Conflict Minerals back to their source.
Being the world class exporter of Himalaya Crystalline Rock Salt Products we expects our suppliers to have in place policies and due diligence measures that will enable us to reasonably assure that raw material supplied to us if containing conflict minerals should be DRC conflict free.
ITC is committed to acting in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, to complying with the law, to meeting its customer commitments, and to supporting its customers’ businesses.
This Policy shows ITC’s commitment and its expectations for its raw material suppliers regarding actions to address Conflict Minerals.
Commit to transparency in the implementation of this policy by making available reports on our progress to relevant stakeholders and the public.
This document sets forth the policy of ITC regarding Conflict Minerals.
We are committed to complying with national and international environmental and quality standards, regulations, permits, and other requirements. We are committed to running our company by following environmental standards that minimize the impact of our business activities on the environment. For this purpose, we are employing workable procedures and processing systems specially designed to prevent activities or conditions that pose a threat to the environment and cause pollution.
All of our employees are giving hindsight knowledge through training and are held accountable for the impact of their actions on the environment. We are determined to establish a clean environment in all of our processing and services by:
- Supporting efforts for the protection of nature.
- Reducing and preventing effluents/waste.
- Maintaining objectives and targets to create a sustainable environment.
- Continually improving our environmental management system.
- Understanding the dependency of humans on biodiversity and ecosystems.
- Communicating, implementing, and addressing the policy to all interested parties and the hierarchy of the company.
We are making ITTEFAQ TRADING COMPANY environment-friendly.
E: Enforce all employees to obey environmental legislations.
A: Always seek out endless improvements.
R: Reduce effluent/waste discharge.
T: Take effective actions to prevent pollution.
H: Hire educated, trained and experienced personnel.
Child Labour Policy
Being the world class manufacturer and exporter of Himalayan crystal salt products we are committed to produce safe and legal products to the specified quality and to manage product quality to meet our valued customers’ requirements. The ITC will not tolerate the use of child or forced labour, nor exploitation of children in any of its global operations and facilities.
Child labour, as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention is “work by children under the age of 12; work by children under the age of 15 that prevents school attendance; and work by children under of age of 18 that is hazardous to the physical or mental health of the child.
In the comportment of its business, ITC:
- Shall not engage in or support the use of child labour as defined
- Shall establish, document, maintain, and effectively communicate to personnel and other interested parties policies and procedures for remediation of children found to be working in situations, which fit the definition of child labour above, and shall provide adequate support to enable such children to attend and remain in school until no longer a child as defined
- Shall establish, document, maintain, and effectively communicate to personnel and other interested parties policies and procedures for promotion of education for children covered under ILO Recommendation 146 and young workers who are subject to local compulsory education laws or are attending school, including means to ensure that no such child or young worker is employed during school hours and that combined hours of daily transportation (to and from work and school), school, and work time does not exceed 10 hours a day.
- Shall not expose children or young workers to situations in or outside of the workplace that are hazardous, unsafe, or
- Shall not engage in or support the use of forced labour, nor shall personnel be required to lodge ‘deposits’ or identity papers upon commencing employment with the
- Will comply with all other applicable child labour laws, including those related to wages, hours worked, overtime and working conditions;
- Is against all forms of exploitation of children. The ITC does not provide employment to children before they have reached the legal age to have completed their compulsory education, as defined by the relevant authorities;
- It is the responsibility of local management and Human Resource Department to implement and ensure compliance with this policy at all ITC operations and