INJINJI INC. CODE OF CONDUCT FOR MANUFACTURERS
Injinji, Inc. is committed to ethical and responsible conduct throughout all our operations; a standard of excellence in every aspect of our business; respect for all individuals; and appreciation for our environment.
The same expectations must be shared throughout our supply chain and therefore we only work with vendors, suppliers and manufacturers with a history and practice of responsible operations outlined in the Code of Conduct. Injinji recognizes the limitation of enforcing the requirements since none of the supply chain entities are owned by Injinji. To that extent, Injinji only works with suppliers who agree to the Code of Conduct for environmental and social equity.
Involuntary Labor – Manufacturers will not use any forced or involuntary labor, whether prison, bonded, indentured or otherwise, or engage in human trafficking.
Child Labor – Manufacturers will not use child labor. The term “child” refers to a person younger than 16 or, if higher, the local minimum age for employment or the age for completing compulsory education. Manufacturers employing young persons who do not fall within the definition of “children” will also comply with any laws and regulations applicable to such persons.
Coercion and Harassment – Manufacturers will treat each employee with dignity and respect and will not use corporal punishment, threats of violence or other forms of physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse. Sexual or any other kind of harassment is not acceptable.
Compensation & Working Hours - We expect manufacturers to recognize that wages are essential to meeting employees’ basic needs. Manufacturers will, at a minimum, comply with all applicable wage and hour laws and regulations, including those relating to minimum wages, overtime, maximum hours, piece rates and other elements of compensation, and provide legally mandated benefits. Except in extraordinary business circumstances, manufacturers will not require employees to work more than the lesser of (a) 48 hours per week and 12 hours overtime or (b) the limits on regular and overtime hours allowed by local law or, where local law does not limit the hours of work, the regular work week plus 12 hours overtime. In addition, except in extraordinary business circumstances, employees will be entitled to at least one day off in every seven-day period. Manufacturers will compensate employees for overtime hours at such premium rate as is legally required or, if there is no legally prescribed premium rate, at a rate at least equal to the regular hourly compensation rate. Where local industry standards are higher than applicable legal requirements, we expect manufacturers to meet the higher standards.
Nondiscrimination – Manufacturers will treat each employee with dignity and respect, and will not use corporal punishment, threats of violence or other forms of physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
Health & Safety - Manufacturers will provide employees with a safe and healthy workplace in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, ensuring at a minimum reasonable access to potable water and sanitary facilities; fire safety; and adequate lighting and ventilation. Manufacturers will also ensure that the same standards of health and safety are applied in any housing that they provide for employees.
Environmental Impact - Manufacturers will comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.
Subcontracting - Manufacturers will not use subcontractors for the manufacture of Injinji, Inc merchandise or components thereof without Injinji Inc’s express written consent, and only after the subcontractor has entered into a written commitment with Injinji Inc to comply with this Code of Conduct.
Monitoring & Compliance - Manufacturers will authorize Injinji Inc. and its designated agents (including third parties) to engage in monitoring activities to confirm compliance with this Code of Conduct, including unannounced on-site inspections of manufacturing facilities and employer-provided housing; reviewing books and records relating to employment matters; and private interviews with employees. Manufacturers will maintain on-site all documentation that may be needed to demonstrate compliance with this Code of Conduct.
Publication - Manufacturers will take appropriate steps to ensure that the provisions of this Code of Conduct are communicated to employees, including the prominent posting of a copy of this Code of Conduct, in the local language and in a place readily accessible to employees, at all times.
Ethical Standards - Bribes, kickbacks or similar unlawful or improper payments, in cash or kind, are strictly prohibited, whether given to obtain or retain business or for any other purpose.
Other Laws - Manufacturers will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including those pertaining to the manufacture, pricing, sale and distribution of merchandise. All references to “applicable laws and regulations” in this Code of Conduct include local and national codes, rules and regulations as well as applicable treaties and voluntary industry standards.