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Jaipur Rugs Receives Workplace Human Rights Certification

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Jaipur Rugs Inc. announced that its manufacturing facility in Jaipur, India has been certified to the Social Accountability International SA 8000 Workplace and Human Rights Standards. Jaipur is the first company in India with “Design, Development, Manufacturing and Export of Handmade Carpets and Floor Coverings” scope and the 11th carpet company to receive SA 8000 certification in India. The certification covers Jaipur’s factory, which associates more than 40,000 people across the country. The facility also conducts various on-site awareness programs, on-site training programs and works with the Indian government on social initiatives. Asha Chaudhary, CEO of Jaipur Rugs Inc. stated, "This certification is the latest example of Jaipur’s commitment to ensure the company's operations protect both its workforce and the environment. We value the dedication and commitment of our employees and want to make certain that they work in an environment that is safe and values their wellbeing." SA 8000 is an internationally recognized standard based on International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on Rights of the Child. The standard focuses on child labor, forced labor, health and safety, freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours, compensation and the implementation of an efficient management system.

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