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UniClothingStore will only work with suppliers who adhere to the following principles:
Laws and Workplace
Manufacturers will comply with laws and regulations in all locations where they conduct business.
Prohibition of Forced Labour
Manufacturers will not use involuntary or forced labour – indentured bonded or otherwise.
Prohibition of Child Labour
Manufacturers will not hire any employee under the age of 14 or under the age interfering with compulsory schooling, or under the minimum age established by law, whichever is greater.
Prohibition of Harassment or Abuse
Manufacturers will provide a work environment free of harassment, abuse or corporal punishment in any form.
Compensation and Benefits
Manufacturers will pay at least the minimum total compensation required by local law including all mandated wages, allowances and benefits.
Hours of Work
Manufacturers will assure that hours worked each day and days worked each week shall not exceed the legal limitations of each country in which apparel is produced. At least one day off in seven will be provided unless urgent business needs justify otherwise.
Prohibition of Discrimination
Manufacturers will employ, pay, promote and terminate workers on the basis of their ability to do the job rather than on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs.
Health and Safety
Manufacturers to provide a safe and healthy work environment. Where residential housing is provided for workers, apparel manufacturers will provide safe and healthy housing.
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
Manufacturers to recognise and respect the right of employees to exercise their lawful rights of free association and collective bargaining.
Manufacturers will comply with environmental rules, regulations and standards applicable to their operations and will observe environmentally conscious practices in all locations where they operate.
Manufacturers will comply with applicable customs law and in particular will establish and maintain programs to comply with customs laws regarding illegal transhipment of apparel products.
Manufacturers will cooperate with local, national and foreign customs and drug enforcement agencies to guard against illegal shipments of drugs.