The beer industry can be great, but only if we all hold each other accountable for our actions. It must be a safe, inclusive space free from discrimination of any kind.
Our Code of Conduct highlights the standards, values, and behaviours we must uphold as a business, and as individuals. The way we work, and how we conduct ourselves online matters, which is why our code of conduct is published publicly for everyone to see.
Okay, that’s the serious bit out of the way. In short, being part of team Vault City is all about sharing new experiences through relentless exploration. It’s about creating out of the ordinary flavour journeys to provoke a new sense of adventure. What does that mean? It means bright colours, bold flavours, and creating something to challenge what people would typically expect from a beer.
We’re a creative bunch at Vault City, or at least we always try to be. Curious, fun-loving, adventurous… and just that wee bit brave – that’s us in a nutshell.
We care about kindness. Not in an Instagram inspired home décor way. We’re talking about genuine kindness - being encouraging, inclusive, and approachable.
We’re proud: meaning we’re uncompromising, passionate and always looking for excellence in what we do.
Last but perhaps most important, we’re authentic. Our true selves. Meaning we are unique and are never anything other than who we are. We care about transparency from the top down, and back up again.
We’re committed to providing a safe, harassment-free experience for everyone. Employees, customers, and vendors alike. Regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion.
We’ll never tolerate the harassment of employees, customers, or vendors in any form.
- Belittling, or subtle expression of bias
- Verbal, physical, or written abuse or assault
- Bullying, intimidation, or victimization
- Illegal activity
- Failure to comply with company values
- Harassment including:
- Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion.
- Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.
- Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behaviour in spaces where they are not appropriate.
- Physical contact and simulated physical contact (e.g., textual descriptions like ‘*hug*’ or ‘*backrub*’) without consent or after a request to stop.
- Threats of violence
- Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm.
- Deliberate intimidation
- Stalking or following
- Harassing or non-consensual photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes.
- Sustained disruption of discussion.
- Unwelcome sexual attention.
- Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others.
- Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease.
- Deliberate ‘outing’ of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect vulnerable people from intentional abuse.
- Publication of non-harassing private communication.
- The distribution of indecent imagery.
Violation of the Code of Conduct
If you are approached as having (consciously or otherwise) acted in a way that might make your colleagues feel unwelcome, listen with an open mind. If somebody offers you feedback, acknowledge the issue at hand and apologise.
Possible penalties of violating any part of the Code of Conduct will be addressed by our leadership and can result in – including but not limited to – a written warning, suspension, termination, or further consequences.
Reporting violations of the Code of Conduct
Employees are encouraged to report any violations of the Code of Conduct. Employees are encouraged to report either to a member of management, alternatively via our anonymous channels.