Introducing RICE dk – Bright and ethical Scandinavian lifestyle collections for happy families and inspired boys and girls.
RICE dk is a Danish company with strong social and ethical values making bright and practical lifestyle and home products for grown ups and children alike. Here at Uni and Jack we have chosen bright, colourful, funky and fun items from the RICE dk collections to complement our desire to put children at the heart of childhood. Check out our RICE dk collection now:
Here is a bit more about the values and ethics of RICE:
RICE dk wish to surround you with homely objects – down to earth but still funky, fun and functional.
RICE dk have a big heart and strong social ethics.
RICE dk support Global Compact, and are the first Scandinavian company certified by the SA8000 standard *, based on projects with suppliers around the world.
RICE is all about fun, funkiness and functionality, but it works with their hearts as well, and knows that the company can make a difference by acting responsibly. Most RICE dk products are made by workers in third world countries. Therefore RICE makes sure, that all of its joyfully colourful things are produced with high regards to human rights, healthy labour conditions and with no use of child labour.
RICE also do charity and take an active part in developmental projects around the world. It cooperates with different organisations on creating viable and socially responsible development in third world countries. A special RICE way of giving support is the RICE–up products, where the surplus from certain products helps developmental projects in third world countries.
RICE dk firmly believes that no one can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody.
Many people ask about the name RICE. Rice is a basic food item and in many countries it is vital for survival. This is why the name appeals to RICE dk. In fact, many people in Madagascar receive a bag of rice as part of their salary.
* SA8000 is an auditable certification standard that encourages organisations to develop, maintain, and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace. It includes conditions such as: no use or support of child labour; supporting children to attend school; no use or support for forced labour; providing a safe and healthy workplace; respecting the right to form and join trade unions and collectively bargain; no discrimination based on race, national or social origin, caste, birth, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, union membership, political opinions and age; disciplinary practices based on dignity and respect; compliance with working hours standards and holidays; and supporting a living wage.