Code of Conduct
OUR COMPANY’S COMMITMENT TO ETHICAL AND RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT
Our Company believes we must not only meet the expectations of our customers and consumers, we must exceed those expectations. To that end, we have adopted standards for the safety, quality and integrity of our products and processes and we are committed to respecting the rights of individuals and protecting the environment. We are dedicated to complying with all applicable laws and to conduct business in an ethical and responsible manner.
We will comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding safety of products we sell. We will meet applicable recognized voluntary industry standards for our products and processes.
We treat employees with respect and dignity without exception. We have zero tolerance for physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment.
No Forced Labor or Abuse of Labor
We will not use any form of forced labor, including indentured, prison, bonded or slave labor. We will not use physical or verbal harassment or abuse to discipline employees.
No Child Labor
We will not use child labor. We will comply with all minimum age provisions of applicable laws and regulations.
Freedom of Association
We respect the rights of employees to associate or organize without fear of reprisal or interference. If employees are represented by an organization recognized under law, we respect the right to bargain collectively.
We will not discriminate in hiring and employment practices on the basis of age, nationality, race, religion, social status, sexual orientation, political opinion, ethnic origin, gender or disability.
We will give equal remuneration, including benefits, treatment, evaluation, and opportunity to fill all positions as male employees. Employees who take maternity leave will not face dismissal or threat of dismissal, loss of seniority or deduction of wages and will be able to return to their former employment after maternity leave at the same rate of pay and benefits. Pregnancy tests will not be a condition of employment, and appropriate services and accommodations will be provided for female employees in connection to pregnancy
Wages and Benefits
We will comply with all applicable wage, work hours, hiring, benefits, and overtime laws and regulations. In the absence of law in a particular location relating to product safety, labor, employment, environment or working conditions, the spirit and intent of these policies shall be met.
We shall not require workers to work more than regular hours allowed by the country where workers are employed. We shall allow workers at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in every seven-day period and all overtime shall be consensual. Workers shall not exceed 60 hours of work in a week unless in exceptional circumstances.
Hourly and quota-based wage employees shall be compensated for overtime hours at such a premium rate as is legally required.
We will provide a safe, healthy and secure workplace. We will abide by all applicable laws and regulations for safety and health. Proper sanitation, lighting, ventilation and fire safety protection will be provided.
We abide by all applicable environmental laws and regulations. We will manage our environmental footprint to minimize the adverse impact on the environment. We will manage our energy, water and waste systems for maximum efficiency and minimal adverse impact on the environment.
Subcontractors and Sources
We require all businesses that support our business as subcontractors, manufacturers or sources of goods to comply with all of the same policies stated in our Commitment to Ethical and Responsible Conduct Policy. All subcontractors and suppliers are required to comply with all applicable and national laws. We expect those businesses to develop and implement internal business procedures to ensure compliance with our policy.