No person shall be employed under the age of 15 .
Our suppliers are strictly prohibited from engaging in any form of involuntary or forced labor. This includes practices such as indentured servitude, bonded labor, exploitation within prison systems, or any form of labor that stems from slavery or human trafficking. We require that all employees must retain possession of their citizenship and travel documents at all times. Furthermore, they are entitled to unrestricted freedom of movement. To safeguard these principles, we insist that all labor agreements be documented in the native language of the workers. This ensures transparent communication about the terms of employment. Workers must be well-informed about these conditions and should never be required to make payments for their job.
Suppliers and vendors may not discriminate against its employees during any stage of the employment relationship on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, color, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, political opinion, union affiliation, social group, marital status, pregnancy or any other classification protected by local, national, and international law.
Harassment, Abuse & Disciplinary Practices
Suppliers are required to treat all employees with respect and dignity. No employee shall be subject to physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse or to monetary fines as a disciplinary practice.
Health & Safety
Employers must provide their employees with a safe and healthy workplace, designed to prevent accidents and injury arising from or occurring in the course of work. Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws of the countries in which they operate regarding work environment, sanitation and safety. Suppliers providing employee housing must ensure clean, safe and adequate sleeping quarters, bathing and toilet facilities.
Terms of Employment
Employers shall adopt and adhere to the rules and conditions of employment that respect workers and, at a minimum, safeguard their rights under national and international labor and social security laws and regulations.
Wages & Benefits
Every worker has a right to compensation for a regular work week that is sufficient to meet the worker’s basic needs and provide some discretionary income. Employers shall pay at least the minimum wage or the appropriate prevailing wage, whichever is higher, comply with all legal requirements on wages, and provide any benefits required by law or contract.
Hours of Work
Suppliers shall not require workers to work more than the regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country where the workers are employed.
Freedom of Association & Rights to Collective Bargaining
All suppliers’ and vendors’ employees must be free to join organizations of their own choosing. This includes the right to form and join trade unions and other worker organizations and participate in collective bargaining without fear of harassment, interference, or retaliation.
Suppliers must have policies and procedures in place to manage and minimize their environmental impacts.