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Suri & Huacaya
Suri & Huacaya attaches great importance to ensuring that their partners share a set of common rules, practices and principles with respect to ethics, social responsibility and protection of the environment.
In the conduct of its activities, Suri & Huacaya ’s is committed to complying with all applicable laws, regulations and national and international conventions, as well as with best practices, in particular with regards to ethics, social responsibility and protection of the environment. Suri & Huacaya ’s expects its suppliers to apply the same respect for applicable laws and ethics principles as they do in the management of their own companies. Suri & Huacaya ’s requires strict compliance with these standards by all its suppliers, their workers, their subcontractors and their own suppliers
In the event of any violation of this Supplier Code of Conduct by the supplier or one of its suppliers or subcontractors, Suri & Huacaya ’s reserves the right to review the business relationship and possibly terminate it in conformity with applicable law, even if there is no written contract formalizing this relationship, without prejudice to the other rights of Suri & Huacaya ’s or remedies it might seek. 1. CODE OF CONDUCT
CONDUCT AND STANDARDS
Suri & Huacaya ’s requires its suppliers to exhibit exemplary social responsibility in their conduct.
Prohibition of child labor: Work by children under the age of 16 is strictly prohibited. In countries where local laws set a higher age for child labor or set an age for completion of compulsory education higher than 16, the highest age is applicable. Any work which is likely to jeopardize children’s physical, mental or moral health, safety or morals should not be done by anyone under the age of 18.
Prohibition of harassment and abuse: We expect our suppliers to treat their workers with respect and dignity. Our suppliers may not tolerate or engage in any form of corporal punishment, physical, sexual, verbal or psychological harassment or any other kind of abuse.
Prohibition of discrimination: We expect our suppliers to treat all workers equally and fairly. Our suppliers may not engage in any kind of discrimination – in particular with regards to wages, hiring, access to training, promotion, maternity protection and dismissal – based on sex, race or ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership, nationality, gender identity or social background.
Wages and benefits: Our suppliers must at minimum pay wages on a regular basis and no less than monthly, compensate workers for overtime hours at the legal rate and meet all legal requirements relating to worker benefits. If there is no legal minimum wage or rate for overtime pay in the country concerned, the supplier must ensure that the wages are at least equal to the average minimum in the relevant industrial sector and that overtime pay is at least the same as the usual hourly compensation. Wage deductions shall not be used as a disciplinary measure. We require our suppliers to guarantee that all workers receive benefits stipulated in any applicable collective bargaining agreements, company agreements and other applicable negotiated individual or collective agreements.
Ensuring health and safety: Our suppliers are expected to provide their workers with a safe and healthy workplace environment in order to avoid accidents or bodily injuries which may be caused by, related to, or result from their work, including during the operation of equipment or during work-related travel. Suppliers are expected to set up procedures and trainings to detect, avoid and mitigate as much as possible any hazards that constitute a risk to the health, hygiene and safety of staff. They are required to comply with all applicable local and international regulations and laws in this regard.
ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS AND PROTECTION
Suri & Huacaya ’s takes concrete measures to protect the environment within the scope of a specific program which includes cooperation with its suppliers to ensure application of best practices throughout the supply chain. Suri & Huacaya ’s expects its suppliers to share this commitment. It encourages initiatives by its suppliers to reduce the environmental impact of their activities, notably through the use of green technologies
Animal welfare: Suri & Huacaya ’s as a textile division of Suri & Huacaya LLC & Gyunion Textiles, adhere to the animal welfare principles established by the no profit organization “Business for Social Responsibility” https://www.bsr.org/en/ Any Supplier providing us with animal materials shall also adhere to such principles.
Traceability: any supplier providing us with raw materials shall promote and implement the traceability of the raw material provided, both in its own and in its’ subcontractors supply chains.
CITES: Our Suppliers providing us with materials from animals or plants protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (“CITES”) shall comply with all principles and prescription set out in the CITES and with all National and International laws and regulations pertaining thereto or stemming therefrom.
Information transparency: Our suppliers are required to provide clear and accurate information regarding the methods and resources used, production sites and characteristics of the products or services supplied, and to refrain from making any misleading claims.
Accurate records and access to information: Our suppliers are required to keep proper records to demonstrate compliance with this Supplier Code of Conduct. They must provide our representatives with access to complete, original and accurate records. Date: Name and address of supplier: Name and position of supplier representative: Signature: Chop (if applicable)