SOCIAL COMPLIANCE AND CODE OF ETHICS POLICY
Kut from the Kloth has a long history of conducting its business following the highest ethical standards and in accordance with not only the letter of all applicable laws, but also the spirit of such laws. To that end, Kut from the Kloth follows this Social Compliance and Code of Ethics policy, and requires all of its suppliers and vendors commit to adhering to Kut from the Kloth’s Social Compliance and Code of Ethics policy. This policy is integral to Kut from the Kloth’s commitment to ensuring that all of its suppliers and vendors create and maintain a safe and healthy workplace environment for all employees. Kut from the Kloth will immediately sever relations with suppliers and vendors who violate this policy. Overall, Kut from the Kloth expects that all of its suppliers and vendors act, at all times, with integrity and in an ethical manner. Any decisions or actions that reflect a disregard for honesty, integrity or general business ethics may be in violation of this policy. Kut from the Kloth’s suppliers and vendors must be honest with their employees and with Kut from the Kloth. Kut from the Kloth reserves the right to amend this policy at any time.
Compliance with Local Laws and Regulations
All of Kut from the Kloth’s suppliers and vendors must at all times, at a minimum, be in compliance with all of the laws and regulations governing the jurisdictions in which they do business. However, Kut from the Kloth recognizes that laws and regulations vary from place to place, and being in compliance with local laws is not enough to ensure that Kut from the Kloth’s vendors and suppliers meet Kut from the Kloth’s high standards. As such, oftentimes Kut from the Kloth requires more of its suppliers and vendors, as set forth in this policy.
The safekeeping of the environment is important to Kut from the Kloth, and Kut from the Kloth wants to ensure that its suppliers and vendors are doing what they can to establish operating procedures that take into account their environmental impact. Kut from the Kloth’s suppliers and vendors must, in addition to complying with any applicable laws and regulations regarding environment protections, establish and follow an environmental management system that includes disaster and emergency preparedness, and store all hazardous materials in a secure, ventilated location, and properly dispose of all hazardous materials. Kut from the Kloth’s suppliers and vendors must all ensure that their employees’ health or safety is not in any way jeopardized by the environmental conditions associated with their employment.
Kut from the Kloth’s suppliers and vendors must not use child labor – with a child being anyone younger than 15 (or 14 in a jurisdiction where the law so allows). Kut from the Kloth’s suppliers and vendors must maintain credible evidence to support compliance with this requirement. In the event Kut from the Kloth’s suppliers and vendors believe that one or more employee is underage, they will take reasonable action to investigate. Kut from the Kloth’s suppliers and vendors should not turn a blind eye to children representing that they are of age when they are not.
Kut from the Kloth’s suppliers and vendors must not use any form of forced labor, including employees acquired through human trafficking, or indentured slavery.