Our Partners Code of Conduct is based on industry leading best practices as well as guidelines by the Fair Labor Association (FLA).
There shall not be any use of forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or otherwise.
No person shall be employed at an age younger than 18 (or 16 where the law of the manufacturing country allows) or younger than the age for completing compulsory education in the country of manufacture where such age is higher than 16.
HARASSMENT OR ABUSE
Every employee shall be treated with respect and dignity. No employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
No person shall be subject to any discrimination in employment, including hiring, salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, or social or ethnic origin.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Employers shall be provided a safe and healthy working environment to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with, or occurring in the course of work or as a result of the operation of employer facilities.
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
Employers shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
WAGES AND BENEFITS
Employers recognize that wages are essential to meeting employees’ basic needs. Employers shall pay employees, as a floor, at least the minimum wage required by local law or the prevailing industry wage, whichever is higher, and shall provide legally mandated benefits.
HOURS OF WORK
Except in extraordinary business circumstances, employees shall (i) not be required to work more than the lesser of (a) 48 hours per week and 12 hours overtime or (b) the limits on regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country of manufacture or, where the laws of such country do not limit the hours of work, the regular work week in such country plus 12 hours overtime and (ii) be entitled to at least one day off in every seven day period.
In addition to their compensation for regular hours of work, employees shall be compensated for overtime hours at such premium rate as is legally required in the country of manufacture or, in those countries where such laws do not exist, at a rate at least equal to their regular hourly compensation rate.
We seek out suppliers that are committed to environmental responsibility. We ask each vendor about their own ’in-house’ environmental practices (e.g. waste reduction), environmental certifications and information on the specific kind of materials they use in manufacturing their products.