Our manufacturing and supplier partners shall implement and maintain this Code. Partners must communicate the Code to all employees and individuals involved in the EDWIN USA Supply Chain.
Manufacturing and supplier partners shall not use involuntary or forced labor in all its forms.
Manufacturing and supplier partners shall not employ minors. EDWIN USA defines minors as those persons who have not reached their 16th birthday, or the minimum age of employment permitted by the law of the country or countries where the performance of a contract takes place.
Manufacturing and supplier partners shall not apply any type of discrimination during any stage of the employment relationship based on race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, union membership, political affiliation and/or any other protected classification.
Manufacturing and supplier partners will respect the rights of the employees to associate, organize and bargain collectively in a lawful and peaceful manner without penalty and interference.
Harassment, Harsh or Inhumane Treatment
Manufacturing and supplier partners shall treat their employees with dignity and respect. Harassment, harsh or inhuman treatment in any form — physical, psychological, sexual, verbal — is not tolerated in the EDWIN USA Supply Chain.
Health & Safety
Manufacturing and supplier partners must provide a safe and hygienic workplace to their employees ensuring all applicable laws of the country in which they operate are followed. They must take the precautionary steps to prevent accidents and injuries to the health of their employees.
We expect manufacturing and supplier partners to recognize that every employee has a right to wages that meet essential needs and provide some discretionary income. Employers will, at the minimum, comply with all applicable wage and hour laws and regulations, including minimum wages, overtime, maximum hours and other facets of compensation.
Hours of Work
Manufacturing and supplier partners shall not require employees to work more than the lesser of 48 hours per week and 12 hours overtime or the limits on regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country of manufacture. Employees shall be allowed at least one day of off every seven-day work period.
At EDWIN USA we are constantly evolving and searching for ways to reduce our impact on the environment. We encourage our manufacturing and supplier partners to practice the highest levels of natural resource conservation, recycling and re-use of materials and waste reduction or elimination.
Material Sourcing & Traceability
At EDWIN USA we strive to use materials that are ecologically and socially better. Our manufacturing and supplier partners are expected to share certifications to verify the criteria for traceability.
Manufacturing and supplier partners must be transparent and allow access to monitoring activities to confirm compliance with this Code. Manufacturing partners will not subcontract production without written consent that acknowledges their commitment to this Code.
We align with partners that share our goals to create positive social impact through enhancing the communities we produce in. We want to be a key part of the global shift to better our communities by redefining responsible production and actioning diversity, job creation, civic engagement and charitable giving.