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Volcom Vendor Workplace Code of Conduct
Volcom strives to do business with vendors around the world who respect the laws, cultures, and workers manufacturing Volcom products and components.
Volcom has developed this Vendor Workplace Code of Conduct (“Code”), which is the minimum standard with which Volcom requires its vendors comply.
In addition to specific provisions of this Code, Volcom expects its vendors to act responsibly, strive for continuous improvement, and in all respects and to do their best to ensure that no abusive, exploitative, or illegal conditions exist at their workplaces. Where differences or conflicts in standards arise, the highest standard shall apply.
Volcom will only work with vendors, suppliers and sub-contractors who comply with this Code, who have signed a copy of this Code, and who have agreed to permit Volcom and its representatives to inspect their facilities and documents to ensure compliance with this Code.
Translations of our Code of Conduct are available in Mandarin, Vietnamese, Hindi, Bengali, Spanish, Thai, and Bahasa Indonesian.
Volcom Vendors must follow rules and conditions of employment that adhere to local, national and international law in respect to labor and social security laws and regulations.
Volcom vendors are prohibited from using child labor as defined by local, national and international laws and regulations. Irrespective of local law, our vendors shall not use workers younger than the age of 15 or the compulsory age for school attendance whichever is higher.
Vendors may employ juveniles who are older than the local legal minimum age but are younger than 18 years of age, provided they do not perform work that might jeopardize their health, safety, or morals. Vendors shall not require juvenile workers to work overtime or perform dangerous or night work and will ensure all legal requirements for the protection of juvenile workers are met.
Volcom suppliers and vendors shall not use any form of involuntary or forced labor, whether indentured, bonded, prison or labor obtained through slavery, human trafficking or otherwise.
Volcom vendors shall 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.
Harassment & Abuse
Volcom vendors shall treat their employees with respect and dignity and ensure no employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
Freedom of Association
Volcom vendors shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Health & Safety
The workplace must be safe and healthy, and vendors must comply in all material respects with all applicable local, national and international laws regarding the provisions of a safe, hygienic and healthy working environment. Vendors must take steps to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, and must train employees to use safe workplace practices.
All employees have a right to compensation for a regular work week that is sufficient to meet the workers’ basic needs and provide some discretionary income. Vendors must pay all employees who manufacture Volcom products or components at least the minimum wage or the appropriate prevailing wage, whichever is higher, comply with all legal requirements on wages, and provide benefits mandated by law or contract. Where compensation does not meet workers’ basic needs and provide discretionary income, each Vendor shall work with Volcom and the factory to progressively realize a compensation level that meets basic needs and discretionary income.
Hours of Work & Rest Days
Vendors shall not require their employees to work in excess of the number of hours per day, or per week, allowed by the law of the country of manufacture. The regular work week shall not exceed 48 hours. Where local law permits overtime work, it must be consensual, not requested on a regular basis, and compensated at premium rates. Vendors shall provide 24 hours rest in every seven-day period. Outside of exceptional circumstances the total of regular and overtime hours per week shall not exceed 60 hours.
Disclose to Volcom the name and address of every factory or contractor producing materials, components or parts either marked with the Volcom name or logo or made exclusively for incorporation into Volcom products. In addition, the name and address of any sub-contractor used by the factory or contractor in the production of Volcom products or components must be disclosed to Volcom.
Volcom vendors are expected to take necessary corrective actions to promptly remediate all noncompliance with this Code. Volcom reserves the right to terminate business relationships with any supplier or vendor who is unwilling to comply with this Code of Conduct.
Volcom strives to work with factories who take the protection of the environment seriously. All Volcom vendors shall support a proactive approach to reducing negative impacts on the environment and to promoting greater environmental responsibility. This includes all legal requirements in the country of operation.