Values and Commitments at The
The reputation of The
We respect international human rights principles aimed at promoting and protecting human rights, including the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. We actively participate in the United Nations Global Compact. These corporate values are formalized in the Workplace Rights Policy. Our acknowledgment of these international principles is consistent with our dedication to enriching the workplace, preserving the environment, strengthening the communities where we operate.
Reflecting the Company's Values
The Supplier Guiding Principles (SGP) are a vital pillar of The
Recognizing that there are differences in laws, customs, and economic conditions that affect business practices around the world, we believe that shared values must serve as the foundation for relationships between The
The Supplier Guiding Principles communicate our values and expectations and emphasize the importance of responsible workplace policies and practices that comply, at a minimum, with applicable environmental laws and with local labor laws and regulations. The principles outlined below reflect the values we uphold in our own policies, and we expect our direct suppliers to follow the spirit and intent of these guiding principles.
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
Respect employees' right to join, form, or not to join a labor union without fear of reprisal, intimidation or harassment. Where employees are represented by a legally recognized union, establish a constructive dialogue with their freely chosen representatives and bargain in good faith with such representatives.
Prohibit Child Labor
Adhere to minimum age provisions of applicable laws and regulations.
Prohibit Forced Labor and Abuse of Labor
Prohibit physical abuse of employees and prohibit the use of all forms of forced labor, including prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor, military labor or slave labor.
Maintain workplaces that are free from discrimination or physical or verbal harassment. The basis for recruitment, hiring, placement, training, compensation, and advancement should be qualifications, performance, skills and experience.
Work Hours and Wages
Compensate employees relative to the industry and local labor market. Operate in full compliance with applicable wage, work hours, overtime and benefits laws, and offer employees opportunities to develop their skills and capabilities, and provide advancement opportunities where possible.
Provide a Safe and Healthy Workplace
Provide a secure, safe and healthy workplace. Maintain a productive workplace by minimizing the risk of accidents, injury, and exposure to health risks.
Protect the Environment
Conduct business in ways which protect and preserve the environment. Meet applicable environmental laws, rules, and regulations.
Compliance with Applicable Laws and Standards
Suppliers to The
Laws and Regulations
Supplier will comply with all applicable local and national laws, rules, regulations and requirements in the manufacturing and distribution of our products and supplies and in the provision of services.
Supplier will comply with all applicable local and national child labor laws.
Supplier will not use forced, bonded, prison, military or compulsory labor.
Abuse of Labor
Supplier will comply with all applicable local and national laws on abuse of employees and will not physically abuse employees.
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
Supplier will comply with all applicable local and national laws on freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Supplier will comply with all applicable local and national discrimination laws.
Wages and Benefits
Supplier will comply with all applicable local and national wages and benefits laws.
Work Hours and Overtime
Supplier will comply with all applicable local and national work hours and overtime laws.
Health and Safety
Supplier will comply with all applicable local and national health and safety laws.
Supplier will comply with all applicable local and national environmental laws.
Demonstration of Compliance
Supplier must be able to demonstrate compliance with the Supplier Guiding Principles at the request and satisfaction of The
These minimum requirements are a part of all agreements between The
The Company routinely utilizes independent third-parties to assess suppliers' compliance with the SGP. The assessments generally include confidential interviews with employees and on-site contract workers. If a supplier fails to uphold any aspect of the SGP requirements, the supplier is expected to implement corrective actions. The Company reserves the right to terminate an agreement with any supplier that cannot demonstrate that they are upholding the SGP requirements. environment, strengthening the communities where we operate.
Supplier Guiding Principles
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