Umed Singh

Gemstones

 

Profile of CONTIGO´s partner Umed Singh

Jaipur to Europe (Source: Google Earth)

Products

Silver jewellery

Location

Jaipur, India – distance to Europe: 6,100km

Founded in 2000

History

  • 1995: Umed Singh gets trained as a silversmith
  • 2000: Umed Singh founds his company
  • 2003: First contact with CONTIGO is first established via email

Cooperation with CONTIGO since 2003

Structure of the business

Number of employees:

  • 8 employees (men)

Sales

  • Mainly export (100%) to Germany
  • Small orders from local businesses

Goals

  • To provide employees with health insurance and life insurance in short terms
  • To modernise workshop production
  • To hire a designer

Special features

Why does CONTIGO work with Umed Singh: Great silver jewellery ! CONTIGO is also impressed by Umed Singh’s commitment to his employees.

 

Fairtrade classification

FTP = Fairtrade in Progress,  reasons: incomplete documentation

 

Fairtrade aspects

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Umed Singh complies with the following Fairtrade Principles:

No child labour

No discrimination

No discrimination due to gender, disability, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political orientation, or infection with HIV

Fair wages

  • Average wage: US $ 250/month
    • Payment by piece
    • for periods with less work, employees receive basic payment which is cleared against production later
  • Weekly or monthly payment of workers in cash
  • Bonus (cash and clothing) for Diwali and Holi

Humane working conditions

Working hours:

  • 8 hours/day
  • Breaks for tea and lunch
  • 6 days/week

Social benefits:

  • Continued payment of wage in case of sickness or accident

Educational opportunities:

  • Initial training for all new employees

Transparency

  • Pay slips are available
  • All employes participates in discussions and plannings
  • SAR (Self Assessment Report) was duly submitted to CONTIGO

 

Monitoring

  • Personal visits in Jaipur (2008)

 

Country information

See Encyclopaedia Britannica: India

 

Photos

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Author: Janina Lange on 6. April 2017
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