APPAREL SYMPHONY PRODUCING GARMENTS ETHICALLY
We employ a strict code of conduct for social compliance in every aspect of our business. We understand there are different legal and cultural work environments throughout the world. Our policy requires all our vendors, factories and other supply chain partners to comply with the following Standards which are the minimum requirements in order to do business with us:
Every employee must be treated with respect and dignity and be provided a safe and healthy working environment in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Under no circumstances should any employee be subjected to physical, sexual or psychological harassment or abuse. There must be no physical acts to punish or coerce workers or engage in or permit psychological coercion or any other form of non-physical abuse, including threats of violence, sexual harassment, or any other verbal abuse.
Apparel Symphony Corporation will not do business with a supplier if they engage in or support forced labor and/or human trafficking of persons of any kind. Forced labor includes slavery of any form, prison labor, indentured labor, and bonded, including debt bondage labor. Human trafficking includes transportation, harboring, recruiting, transferring, or receiving person’s by means of threat, force, coercion, abduction, fraud, or payments to any person having control over another person for the purpose of exploiting the labor or services or permitting its subcontractors, business partners or agents to do so. Employees must have the right to leave their employment premises after their workday ends, and personnel must be free to terminate their employment if they wish.
No child labor shall be employed. Compliance with all applicable child labor laws including those related to hiring, wages, hours worked, overtime, and working conditions expected. Young persons under 18 shall not be employed at night or in hazardous conditions. In the absence of local law specifically regulating child labor, the wage rate for student workers, interns, and apprentices shall be the same wage rate of other entry level workers who perform equal or similar tasks.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Vendor must maintain a healthy, safe, and secure work environment and must incorporate sound health and safety management practices to minimize the risk of accidents, injury, and exposure to health risks. The physical facilities must comply with all applicable laws regarding working conditions, including workers health and safety, sanitation, fire safety, risk protection, and electrical, mechanical, and structural safety. Access to clean toilet facilities and to potable water, and, if appropriate, sanitary facilities for food storage shall be provided. Accommodation, where provided, shall be clean, safe, and meet the basic needs of the workers. Appropriate health and safety related information should be clearly posted in a language understood by the workers in the workplace, and a management representative must be assigned responsibility for adherence to the health and safety code.
HOURS OF WORK
Working hours, wages, and overtime pay and compliance must be set with the applicable laws. Workers must be paid at least the minimum legal wage or wage that meets the local industry standards, whichever is greater. Wages must be paid accurately and in a timely manner. While it is understood that overtime is often required in garment production, factories must carry out operations in ways that limit over time to a level that ensures humane and productive working conditions. Workers may refuse overtime without any threat of penalty, punishment or dismissal.
Every worker has the right to compensation for a regular work week that is sufficient to meet the workers basic needs and provide some discretionary income, “livable wage“. Our business partners must pay at least the minimum wage or the appropriate prevailing wage, whichever is higher, comply with all legal requirements on wages, and provide any fringe benefit required by the local laws.
Respect privacy, including safeguarding confidential information and our customers assets, which means safeguarding both employee and customer data and respecting everyone’s privacy.