Sustain Health Magazine Ltd. Code of Conduct
No Harassment or Discrimination
Everyone working on projects for Sustain Health Magazine Ltd. should be treated with dignity and respect. All work done for Sustain Health Magazine Ltd. must be performed in a professional manner, free of any form of discrimination or harassment. Any inappropriate conduct toward others, including but not limited to that based on an individual’s sex, race, colour, weight, body shape, size, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or domestic partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression will not be tolerated.
We expect that all companies and vendors working with Sustain Health Magazine Ltd. have clearly communicated equal employment opportunities and anti-harassment policies. Sustain Health Magazine Ltd. may request a copy of these policies.
Photo and video shoots must be professional environments. Any disrespectful or inappropriate conduct toward others, including but not limited to that based on an individual’s sex, race, colour, weight, body shape, size, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or domestic-partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression will not be tolerated.
Every shoot performed for Sustain Health Magazine Ltd. must adhere to the following guidelines:
- All models must be at least 18 years old. Exceptions will be made for subjects appearing as themselves as part of a profile or news report. In the event a shoot calls for subjects younger than 18, a chaperone must be provided by the agency, and the agency must ensure compliance with any applicable labour laws, including child-labour laws.
- All work performed during a photo or video shoot must be in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to labour, wage and hour, and immigration laws.
- Photo-shoot participants must not be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs (including unauthorised prescription drugs), and the consumption or use of alcohol and illegal drugs (including the misuse of prescription drugs) on the premises of a shoot is strictly prohibited.
- A brief describing any nudity, sheer clothing, lingerie, swimwear, animals, simulated drug or alcohol use or sexually suggestive poses planned to be incorporated in a shoot will be distributed to all concerned parties and must be agreed to in advance in writing by the subject of the images. All attendees at the shoot must be notified in advance in writing of any planned nudity.
- A private dressing space must be available to everyone appearing in a shoot.
- If sheer clothing is to be included, appropriate undergarments must be provided unless otherwise agreed to in advance in writing by the subject of the images.
- Any concerns a subject has regarding the amount of skin exposure must be considered, and no subject should be pressured to expose themselves more than they feel comfortable.
- While Sustain Health Magazine Ltd. maintains control over creative and aesthetic decisions, any concerns of a subject, their agent or other representative should be given respectful consideration.
- We recommend that a model should not be alone with a photographer, make-up artist or other contributor participating in a Sustain Health Magazine Ltd. shoot.
- Throughout the shoot, including any related travel, photographers and videographers may not shoot anyone engaged by or through Sustain Health Magazine Ltd. other than as requested by Sustain Health Magazine Ltd..
All participants in a photo or video shoot must act professionally and refrain from harassment of any kind. Unacceptable conduct includes but is not limited to the following:
- Sexual advances or propositions.
- Any type of sexual activity or contact.
- Any suggestion, direct or implied, that submission to or rejection of sexual advances will affect an individual’s ability to perform services for the shoot or any other Sustain Health Magazine Ltd. project.
- Display of pornographic or obscene material.
- Offensive comments regarding a person’s sex, race, colour, weight, body shape, size, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, including epithets and slurs.
- Physical threats or assaults.
Anyone who has concerns about conduct occurring on a photo shoot may contact the Sustain Health Magazine Ltd. contact listed on the call sheet for the shoot that will have been provided and/or posted on-set.