Code of Conduct
Panda Apparel LLC in an effort to ensure continuing high standards in workplace conditions, has adopted this Code of Conduct which reads as follows:
Panda Apparel LLC will conduct its business in an ethical manner following, but not limited to, standards of honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, and respect for the unique intrinsic value of each human being.
Panda Apparel LLC is committed to the protection of the local environment. We will protect the areas around our facilities by disposing of garbage and waste in such a way so as not to endanger the health and safety of nearby areas.
Wages and Benefits:
Panda Apparel LLC recognizes that wages will meet at least the minimum wage required by local law or the local prevailing industry wage, whichever is higher, and shall provide legally mandated benefits.
Except in extraordinary business circumstances, hourly and/or quota based wage employees shall 1) not be required 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 the law of the country of manufacture of, where the laws of such country do not limit the hours of work, the regular work week in such country plus 12 hours overtime; and 2) be entitled to at least one day off in every seven day period.
In addition to their compensation for regular hours of work, hourly and/or quota-based wage employees shall be compensated for overtime hours at such a premium rate as is legally required in the country of manufacture or in those countries where such laws do not exist at a rate at least equal to their regular hourly compensation rate.
Panda Apparel LLC will ensure that working hours, overtime compensation, and child labor requirements and laws are followed for persons working partially or fully from home.
Panda Apparel LLC shall not employ any person at an age younger than 16 (or 15 where consistent with International Labor Organization practices for developing countries, the law of the country of manufacture allow such exception). Where the age for completing compulsory education is higher than the standard for the minimum age of employment stated above, the higher age for completing compulsory education should apply to this section. Panda Apparel LLC agrees to consult with governmental, human rights, and nongovernmental organizations and take reasonable steps as evaluated by afore mentioned organizations to minimize the negative impact on children released from employment as a result of implementation of enforcement of the Code.
There shall not be any use of forced prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or other forced labor.
Health and Safety:
Panda Apparel LLC 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 Panda Apparel LLC facilities.
No person shall be subject to any discrimination in employment including hiring, salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination, or retirement, on the basis of gender, race, religion, age disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, or social or ethnic origin.
Harassment or Abuse:
Every employee shall be treated with dignity and respect. No employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment of abuse. Panda Apparel LLC will not use or tolerate any form of corporal punishment.
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
Panda Apparel LLC shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Additionally, Panda Apparel LLC will require all vendors with which it contracts for the manufacture of apparel items, to sign the same aforementioned Code of Conduct.