There shall not be any use of forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or otherwise.
No person shall be employed at an age younger than 15 (or 14 where the governing law allows such employment), or younger than the age for completing compulsory education if the age in the country of manufacture is greater than 15.
Harassment or Abuse
Workers shall be treated with respect and dignity. Workers shall not be subject to any physical, verbal, sexual or psychological harassment or abuse in connection with their employment.
Health and Safety
Employers shall provide a safe and healthy working environment to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with, or occurring in the course of work or as a result of the operation of employer facilities.
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
Employers shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Workers should be employed and compensated based upon their ability to perform their job, rather than on the basis of gender, race, religious and cultural beliefs.
Wages and Benefits
Employers should recognize that wages are essential to meeting their employee’s basic needs. Employers shall pay workers for all work completed and shall pay at least the minimum wage required by law or the prevailing industry wage, whichever is higher, and shall provide legally mandated benefits.
It is understood that overtime is often required in the manufacturing process. In addition to compensation for regular hours of work, workers shall be compensated for overtime hours at such a premium rate as legally required or, in countries where there is no legal standard, at industry standards. In no event shall this be at a rate less than the regular hourly rate. Factories shall carry out operations in ways that limit overtime to a level that ensures productive and humane working conditions.
As part of normal business operations, workers shall be entitled to one full day off out of each seven-day week. Suppliers should not require in excess of 60-hour workweek on a regularly scheduled basis, and any such workweek shall be subject to the laws regarding the payment of overtime. In the case of those countries where laws do not limit the hours of work, workers should not be required to work on a regular basis in excess of a regular workweek plus 12 hours overtime. Workers shall not be asked or required to take work home or off premises.
Compliance with Laws
- All Standards set forth in this Corporate Social Responsibility are subject to compliance with applicable local law. All vendors shall operate in full compliance with the laws of their respective country of manufacture. If any standard set forth in this Corporate Social Responsibility is, in the vendor’s judgment, deemed to violate an applicable local law it must advise NORDIX DNA promptly in writing.
- NORDIX DNA’s policy expressly prohibits the use of substances harmful to humans or comprise an environmental hazard. NORDIX DNA requires compliance with the EU environmental/safety laws and regulations. Our vendors are responsible for continuing compliance with these laws, including any modifications and amendments, without specific notice from NORDIX DNA of such amendment or modification.
All subcontractors must be disclosed to NORDIX DNA prior to production. Any subcontractor retained by a NORDIX DNA supplier must be in compliance with this Corporate Social Responsibility and each of NORDIX DNA’s suppliers is responsible for ensuring its subcontractor’s compliance.