Code of Vendor Conduct
Blue stripes apparel strives to ensure that our business relationships are conducted in a professional and ethical manner at all times. This code of vendor conduct applies to all business partners that produce goods for Our clients or BSA merchandise or any of its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, or agents. While we recognised the many legal and cultural environments throughout the world, this code sets forth the basic requirements that our business partners must meet in order to do business with us.
Health and Safety
Our business partners must provide a safe and healthy workplace that complies with all applicable local and international laws governing workplace health and safety.Workers must be provided with a clean, safe, and healthy work environment. Business partners who provide residential facilities for their workers must also provide safe and healthy residential facilities in compliance with these standards.
Our business partners must not use forced, compulsory, or prison labour.
Our business partners must comply with all applicable child labour laws. We define child labour as either being below the local minimum working age, or the age of 21 whichever is greater. Workers under the age of 20 shall not perform duties that may their health or safety.
Our business partners must not discriminate in employment practices including recruitment, hiring, compensation, training, benefits, advancement, termination or retirement on the basis of race, colour, ancestry, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, political opinion or any other personal characteristic or belief.
Hours of Work
Our business partners must comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards relating to hours of work, with exception of compensated overtime in compliance with local laws. program enhancements and we will update our efforts as necessary in order to maintain a robust and comprehensive program.
Harassment and Abuse
Our business partners must treat workers with respect and dignity and must not utilize corporal punishment or any other type of physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse against their employees.
Wage and Benefits
Our business partners must provide wages and benefits in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. We encourage our business partners to commit to the betterment of wage and benefit levels that address the basic needs of workers and their families.
Our business partners must adhere to all applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations regarding the protection and preservation of the environment.
Laws and Regulations
Our business partners must comply with all applicable local, national, and international laws, standards, and regulations relevant to the conduct of their business.
Monitoring and Compliance
BSA reserves the right to conduct announced and unannounced inspections audits of all manufacturing facilities. Business partners should ensure that the requirements in this code are understood and implemented at every level, and must maintain all documentation necessary to compliance with the BSA code of conduct. Business partners must allow representatives of Kushies Baby full access to facilities, documents, and workers. Business partners must submit an improvement plan to address any issues of non-compliance that may be found during inspections. BSA reserves the right to terminate its business relationship.