Wild Clouds Supplier Code of Conduct
Wild Clouds - Supplier Code of Conduct
We are committed to managing our company in a way that is both socially and environmentally responsible. This commitment extends to the goods and services we purchase and to the choice of suppliers with whom we work.
We hold our suppliers to the same high standards of social responsibility that we hold ourselves. To ensure they recognise and uphold these standards, we have developed a Supplier Code of Conduct. We support this code by conducting supplier assessments.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Wild Clouds fosters an inclusive culture and believes diversity should be celebrated and discrimination of any form should not be tolerated.
Non-discrimination and workplace diversity
Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws relating to discrimination in hiring, employment practices, and harassment and retaliation.
Suppliers must operate workplaces free of discrimination, harassment, victimisation, and any other abuse on any grounds including but not limited to age, disability, ethnic or social origin, gender, gender identity, nationality, race, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, political convictions, religious beliefs, union affiliation, or veteran status.
Wild Clouds does not tolerate child labour in any form. Suppliers must act in compliance with all laws regulating minimum working age for each position, including any laws pertaining to the employment, apprenticeships, and internships of youths and students.
Wild Clouds does not tolerate human rights violations in any form. Wild Clouds expects Suppliers to enact practices to maintain a respectful and safe workplace without forced labour. Suppliers must not tolerate physical violence, threats, corporal punishment.
Wages and benefits paid for a standard working week shall meet at least legal or industry minimum standards and always be sufficient to meet basic needs of workers and their families and to provide some discretionary income.
Suppliers must comply with all applicable local wage and labour laws. Suppliers must provide employees with a timely and understandable wage statement that includes sufficient information to verify accurate compensation for work. All use of temporary, dispatch and outsourced labour shall be in accordance with local law.
Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected
The right of all workers to form and join trade unions and to bargain collectively shall be recognised.
Wellbeing, health, and safety
Suppliers must implement sound health and safety practices across business operations.
Hours of work
Hours of work shall comply with applicable laws and industry standards. In any event, workers shall not on a regular basis be required to work in excess of 48 hours per week and shall be provided with at least one day off for every 7 day period. Overtime shall be voluntary, shall not exceed 12 hours per week, shall not be demanded on a regular basis and shall always be compensated at a premium rate.
A safe and hygienic working environment shall be provided, and best occupational health and safety practice shall be promoted, bearing in mind the prevailing knowledge of the industry and of any specific hazards. Physical abuse, threats of physical abuse, unusual punishments or discipline, sexual and other harassment, and intimidation by the employer is strictly prohibited.
Health and safety
Suppliers must comply with all applicable health and safety laws and regulations. Wild Clouds expects Suppliers to adopt practices to minimise health and safety risks, support accident prevention, and ensure a safe workspace for all workers.
Wild Clouds recognise that our business activities affect the natural environment in a number of ways. Fashion production makes up 10% of humanity’s carbon emissions, dries up water sources, and pollutes rivers and streams. And we want to put a stop to this and minimise the adverse effects on the environment and the earth’s natural resources. We purposely seek out suppliers who take positive action to minimise both waste and the impact of their manufacturing processes on the surrounding environment.
Our suppliers must:
- Comply with or exceed relevant legislative requirements.
- Progressively reduce the environmental impact caused by our products and activities.
- Reducing wastage of both materials and energy within operations
- Have structures in place for monitoring and reducing your environmental impact
- Utilise freight and transportation with lower environmental impact
Compliance with the Code
During the Supplier certification process, Suppliers will be required to complete a self-assessment questionnaire on compliance with the Code. Suppliers may be asked to re-affirm compliance with the Code periodically. Upon request, Supplier will provide written information on its policies and practices related to compliance with the Code. Wild Clouds is committed to working with Suppliers to improve performance on topics addressed by this Code, and expects Suppliers to agree to work together with Supplier assessment During the Supplier certification process, Suppliers will be required to complete a self-assessment questionnaire on compliance with the Code. Suppliers may be asked to re-affirm compliance with the Code periodically. Upon request, Supplier will provide written information on its policies and practices related to compliance with the Code. Wild Clouds is committed to working with Suppliers to improve performance on topics addressed by this Code, and expects Suppliers to agree to work together with Wild Clouds to jointly address applicable and relevant topics.
Violations and termination
Supplier shall ensure that its subcontractors, if any, comply with the Code, and acknowledge that it is responsible for its subcontractors’ violations. In the event of non-compliance with, or violation of, the Code, Wild Cloudsmay give the Supplier a reasonable opportunity to respond with proposed corrective actions, unless the violation is severe or incurable, or there is a violation of law. Wild Clouds may suspend or terminate its relationship with the Supplier and/or disclose the matter to the appropriate authorities if there is a violation of law
Order of Precedence; Changes to the Code
The Code is not meant to, and does not, supersede any applicable law, or any term in an agreement between Wild Clouds and a Supplier. To the extent there is any conflict between this Code and any applicable law or provision of any agreement, the applicable law or agreement controls. Wild Clouds reserves the right to update or change the Code requirements.
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