Supplier Code of Conduct
Freedom in Simplicity
émemarproperties is more than an apparel company. Part of our mission is to promote individuals and companies that we are inspired by and whose vision we align with. Our clothes are made in small batches, émemarproperties focuses on well-made, durable clothing of classic designs that are made to last. As an apparel company, we are aware of the waste that clothing manufacture creates and sensitive to our place and role in the planet’s ecosystem and that’s why we promote thoughtful consumption.
The supplier shall implement this Code and applicable laws into its business practices and submit to verification and monitoring. The implementation of this Code is required for all Ememarproperties manufacturing partners including, agents, vendors, manufacturers, factories, and subcontractors.
When differences or conflicts in standards arise, suppliers are expected to comply with the highest standard that is, when applicable, the most in favor of the employees.
Employers shall adopt and adhere to rules and conditions of employment that respect workers and, at a minimum, safeguard their rights under local, national, and international labor and social security laws and regulations.
Ememarproperties suppliers may not discriminate against its employees during any stage of the employment relationship on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, color, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, political opinion, union affiliation, social group, marital status, pregnancy, or any other classification protected by local, national, and international law.
All employment relationships should include effective mechanisms to protect migrant, temporary or seasonal workers from any form of discrimination.
Harassment or Abuse
Suppliers are required to treat all employees with respect and dignity. No employee shall be subject to physical, sexual, psychological, or verbal harassment or abuse or to monetary fines as a disciplinary practice.
Ememarproperties suppliers must not use involuntary or forced labor, whether indentured, bonded, prison or labor obtained through slavery or human trafficking. suppliers are required to monitor any third party assisting in recruitment or hiring employees to ensure no individual is compelled to work through force, deception, intimidation, coercion or as punishment for personally held views.
Workers must not be required to lodge deposits or identity papers upon commencing employment with the supplier.
Suppliers will not employ anyone under the age of 15 or under the age for completion of compulsory education, whichever is higher.
Young workers, under the age of 18, must not be exposed to hazardous, unsafe, or unhealthy working conditions or materials. Adequate protection against such hazards must be provided to all young workers.
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
All suppliers’ employees must be free to join organizations of their own choosing. This includes the right to form and join trade unions and other worker organizations and participate in collective bargaining without fear of harassment, interference, or retaliation.
Suppliers must develop effective, respectful, and transparent grievance mechanisms to resolve disputes, complaints and ensure effective communication between employees, employee representatives and management.
Health & Safety
Ememarproperties’s Suppliers must provide their employees with a safe, healthy and clean workplace, designed to prevent accidents and injuries arising from, or occurring during, the course of work.
Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws of the countries in which they operate regarding work environment, sanitation and safety.
Hours of Work
Suppliers shall not require employees to work more than the regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country where the workers are employed. The regular work week shall not exceed 48 hours or the maximum allowed by the law of the country of manufacture, whichever is less. Employees shall be allowed at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in every seven-day period. All overtime work shall be consensual and free from reprisal if declined. Employers shall not request overtime on a regular basis and shall compensate all overtime work at a premium rate. The sum of regular and overtime hours in a week shall not exceed 60 hours or the maximum allowed by the law of the county of manufacture, whichever is less.
Every worker has a right to compensation for a regular work week that is sufficient to meet the workers’ basic needs and provide some discretionary income. Employers shall pay at least the minimum wage or the appropriate prevailing wage, whichever is higher, comply with all legal requirements on wages, and provide any benefits required by law or contract. Where compensation does not meet workers’ basic needs and provide some discretionary income, each employer shall work to take appropriate actions that seek to progressively realize a level of compensation that does.
We do business with suppliers who share our urgency for and commitment to preserving the environment. We ask all suppliers to commit to excellence in innovative technologies that reduce the impacts their manufacturing has on the environment, and favor those who invest in renewable energy and report their environmental impacts publicly.
Suppliers must have policies and procedures in place to manage and minimize their environmental impacts. This includes resource consumption, as well as water and air emissions. Additionally, suppliers must meet all requirements related to chemical restrictions, safely labeling, handling, and storage of approved substances while preventing or mitigating the release of chemicals and hazardous materials. All employees who handle chemicals must be adequately trained to do so.
Suppliers must comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations where they do business and undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
Remediation & Continuous Improvement
All suppliers are expected to take necessary corrective actions to promptly remediate any noncompliance and strive for continuous improvement. Ememarproperties reserves the right to terminate business relationships with any supplier who is unwilling or unable to comply with the Code.
Ememarproperties suppliers must not engage any subcontractor to perform any work for Ememarproperties products or components without prior written approval, and only after the subcontractor has agreed to comply with this Code.