Fila Vendor Code of Business Conduct
Fila Luxembourg S.a.r.l. and its affiliates (collectively, “FILA”) are dedicated to ensuring that FILA-branded products are manufactured under conditions that reflect a commitment to safety and human rights in the workplace. FILA supports internationally recognized norms for the safety and well being of all workers involved in the manufacture of FILA products. FILA believes that it is incumbent upon itself to ensure that all of its vendors and suppliers, and those of its licensees,share FILA’s commitment to abiding by applicable laws, protecting the rights of individuals, ensuring equal opportunity, and ensuring a safe work environment. In addition, FILA is dedicated to establishing a secure supply chain. To this end, FILA requires its licensees, vendors and suppliers, and the vendors and suppliers of its licensees, to assure compliance with security measures dictated by FILA.
FILA’s Code of Business Conduct, as stated below, sets forth the minimum standards that all vendors and suppliers must satisfy in order to do business with FILA or with any of its licensees.
- Compliance with Laws and Regulations
Vendors and suppliers must meet or exceed the standards set by applicable laws and regulations relating to worker rights and working conditions including, but not limited to, those concerning age, hours of work, minimum wage, overtime, timely payment of wages provisions for vacation and holidays, and required retirement benefits. If an industry standard is higher than the legal minimum, FILA expects its vendors and suppliers to apply the industry standard in lieu of the inferior law or regulation. Furthermore, all vendors and suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations relating to the exportation and importation of merchandise including, but not limited to, country of origin, labeling, customs classifications, valuation, counterfeiting trademarks and shipment of merchandise.
- Forced Labor
Vendors and suppliers may not employ forced labor. Vendors and suppliers may not utilize imprisoned, indentured, bonded or any other form of compulsory labor including, but not limited to, labor that is imposed as a means of political coercion or as a punishment for political or religious views. If a vendor or supplier engages foreign contract workers, the vendor or supplier shall pay all agency fees and not make any worker remain beyond the period of his or her engagement against his or her will.
- Child Labor
Vendors and suppliers may not employ child labor. No person shall be employed at an age younger than the applicable legal minimum age, or age 14, whichever is greater. Each vendor and supplier will maintain accurate documentation that confirms each worker’s birth date.
- Safety and Health
Vendors and suppliers must treat all workers with respect and dignity and provide them with a safe and healthy working environment.All workplaces shall be free of hazardous conditions, have clearly marked exits for events of emergency, be sanitary, and provide adequate ventilation, temperature control, lighting and safety equipment.Vendors or suppliers that provide residential accommodations for workers must ensure that such accommodations are clean and safe.
- Equal Opportunity
Vendors and suppliers are prohibited from discriminatory employment practices in hiring, salary, benefits, advancement, discipline,termination or retirement. No employment decisions shall be made on the basis of race, color, nationality, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, social or ethnic origin, political beliefs or any other classification protected by law. Employees should be hired and promoted on the basis of ability not on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs.
- Freedom of Association
Vendors and suppliers must ensure that each of their workers has the right to establish and join organizations of the worker’s choosing.Vendors and suppliers must respect and recognize the rights of all workers to lawfully organize and bargain collectively. Vendors and suppliers must not threaten, restrict or interfere with any worker’s non-violent exercise of such right.
- Disciplinary Practices
Vendors and suppliers must not inflict or threaten to inflict corporal punishment or any other forms of physical, sexual,psychological or verbal abuse or harassment on any of their workers.Each worker shall be treated with dignity and respect.
- Worker’s Insurance
FILA encourages its vendors and suppliers to provide appropriate health, workers’ compensation and life insurance for their employees.
Vendors and suppliers must comply with the more stringent of applicable local environmental laws and regulations and FILA’s environmental principles.
Vendors and suppliers must implement a cargo security plan that conforms to the requirements of the United States Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) or to those of an equivalent worldwide customs-accredited program administered by a foreign customs authority.
- Documentation and Inspection
Vendors and suppliers must maintain on file such documentation, kept according to generally accepted business practice, as may be needed to evidence compliance with this Code of Business Conduct, and make these documents available for FILA’s review upon request. In addition, all vendors and suppliers shall permit FILA to engage in any form of inspection activity including, but not limited to, factory inspections and private interview of workers without prior notice.
FILA’s Code of Business Conduct applies to all vendors and suppliers of FILA and its licensees. Vendors and suppliers must ensure that all parties supplying them with materials and/or labor in the manufacture of FILA products also abide by the provisions of FILA’s Code of Business Conduct. In the event that FILA learns that any vendor or supplier has violated this Code of Business Conduct, FILA will either require that the business relationship be terminated or require the vendor or supplier to implement a corrective course of action. Failure to comply with FILA’s recommended corrective course of action will result in termination of the business relationship, including current production and pending orders.