Supplier Code of Conduct
O2COOL is committed to ensuring that workers are treated with respect and dignity, that working conditions in O2COOL's supply chain are safe and that manufacturing processes are environmentally responsible.
SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT
O2COOL expects that all of its suppliers and factories are in compliance with all laws and regulations and with this Supplier Code of Conduct. We expect all our suppliers, in the spirit of continuous improvement, to meet minimum expectations as determined by factory audits and to improve their environmental and social performance over time.
Freely Chosen Employment
Suppliers shall not use forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor, or otherwise.
Suppliers shall not employ people younger than 15, under the minimum legal age or the minimum age for completing compulsory education in the country of manufacture, whichever is higher.
Harassment and Abuse
Suppliers shall treat every employee with respect and dignity, and shall not subject any employee to physical, sexual, psychological, or verbal harassment or abuse.
Suppliers shall not subject any person to 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.
Health and Safety
Suppliers shall comply with applicable environmental laws and regulations and provide a safe and healthy working environment that minimizes negative health and injury impacts to employees.
Freedom of Association
Suppliers shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Wages and Benefits
Suppliers shall pay employees at least the minimum wage required by local law, or the prevailing industry wage if no minimum wage law applies, and shall provide legally mandated benefits.
Hours of Work
Suppliers shall not require workers to work more than the maximum hours of daily and weekly labor set by local laws and workers should be granted at least one day off in every seven-day period, if required by local law.
In manufacturing operations, adverse effects on the community, environment and natural resources are to be minimized while safeguarding the health and safety of the public. All environmental laws and regulations are to be followed.
Suppliers are to uphold the highest standards of ethics, which includes no bribes, or any other unlawful means of gaining an undue advantage.
Suppliers shall adopt or establish a management system whose scope is related to the content of this Code. The management system shall be designed to ensure a) compliance with applicable laws, regulations and customer requirements related to operations and products; b) conformance with this Code; and c) identification and mitigation of operational risks related to this Code.
Sustainability of Resources
Suppliers must only use materials derived from operations that are in compliance with the environmental and social laws and regulations of the country of origin.
Monitoring and Compliance
To ensure compliance with our Code, O2COOL shall have the right to monitor factories through audits by third parties and visits by O2COOL personnel. The supplier is responsible for ensuring compliance by itself and any sub-contractor(s) as if it were the supplier itself. We seek relationships with suppliers that are committed to manufacturing under fair and safe labor conditions and sound environmental practices. If we determine that a particular factory does not comply with our Code, we typically strive to work with the supplier to develop and implement an appropriate corrective action plan. Nevertheless, depending upon the circumstances, O2COOL may elect to end its relationship with a supplier at any time for failing to adhere to our Code.