Code of Conduct

Corwik’s Workplace Code of Conduct is a comprehensive workers’ rights and workplace safety policy covering all of our domestic and overseas contractual manufacturers.

The Workplace Code of Conduct includes the following stringent factory standards:

No Forced Labor. The use of forced labor of any kind, including indentured labor, is prohibited.

No Child Labor. Suppliers shall not employ persons under 15 years of age. Where the age for completing compulsory education is higher than 15, the higher age shall be the minimum age for employment

No Harassment or Abuse. All employees shall be treated with respect and dignity. No employee shall be subject to any form of physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.

No Discrimination. No person shall be subject to discrimination in any employment-related matters, including hiring, salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement.

Health and Safety. Employers shall provide a safe and healthy working environment designed to prevent accidents and injuries arising from, linked with or occurring in the course of work or as a result of the operation of the employers’ facilities.

Wages and Benefits. Employers shall pay employees at least the legally prescribed minimum wage or the prevailing industry wage, whichever is higher, and shall provide all legally prescribed benefits.

Hours of Work. Except in extraordinary circumstances, employees shall not be required to work more than 60 hours per week or the legal limit on regular and overtime hours in the country of manufacture, whichever is less. Except in extraordinary circumstances, employees shall be entitled to at least one day of rest in every seven-day period.

Overtime Compensation. In addition to compensation for regular hours of work, employees shall be compensated for overtime hours at the legally prescribed premium rate in the country of manufacture or, in jurisdictions where such laws do not exist, at a rate at least equal to their regular hourly compensation.

Cooperative Efforts. Where practical and reasonable, Corwik shall work with contractors to ensure compliance with our Workplace Code of Conduct. We believe that it is inadvisable to terminate a contractor relationship at the first sign of non-compliance. Rather, we believe that progress can be made by constructively engaging contractors.

Termination. If a contractor repeatedly fails to comply with our Workplace Code of Conduct, Corwik shall terminate the relationship.

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