Dominance Apparel, Inc.’s global business activities on behalf of its customers rely on Suppliers from around the world. We work with our suppliers to insure safe working conditions, workers are treated fairly and with respect and that all suppliers make efforts to participate in responsible environmental practices. Our Code of Conduct outlines the principles that we expect our Suppliers to uphold. Our Code of Conduct, which is based on universally accepted fundamental principles and local laws, represents our commitment to work with Suppliers who value and incorporate these practices into their operations.
All work should be voluntary and not performed under
threat of penalty or coercion. Forced labor, including
bonded, trafficked, indentured or prison labor, is prohibited.
Employees should not be younger than the minimum
employment age of the relevant country. Under NO
circumstances should the workers be younger than
15 years of age.
Fair and equal treatment
All employees must be treated with respect and dignity.
The workplace should be free of emotional,
verbal and or physical abuse.
Moreover, employees must not be subjected to
discrimination in hiring, compensation or discipline, on the
basis of gender, age, religion, marital status, race, sexual
orientation, disability, disease, nationality, pregnancy, or
trade union and/or political affiliation.
Wages, benefits and terms of employment
Employee compensation – including wages, overtime
pay, benefits and paid leave – must meet or exceed legal
minimum and/or industry standards and/or collective
bargaining agreements, whichever is higher. Wages for
trainees and apprenticeships should also meet at
least the legal minimum. Disciplinary deductions from
compensation are not allowed.
Working hours should not exceed 60 hours per week.
All overtime must be voluntary, mutually agreed, and
compensated at a premium rate (overtime pay).
Employees should be given at least 1 rest day in any
Freedom of association and recognition
of the right to collective bargaining
Suppliers must respect the right of employees involving freedom
of association and collective bargaining as permitted by law.
Suppliers must operate with high ethical standards and
should not be involved in any corruption, extortion, bribery,
fraud, false declarations, or counterfeiting.
Safe Places to Work
Suppliers should promote and maintain a safe, hygienic
and healthy working environment and residential facilities,
where provided. Adequate measures, systems, protections
and training must be implemented to prevent harm to
employees’ health, safety and well-being.
Suppliers should actively work to improve the
environmental performance of their operations.
This includes measures to mitigate adverse environmental
impacts, and to improve material and resource efficiency,
reduce waste and prevent pollution.
Responsibility, Transparency and Accountability
Suppliers must be transparent in their policies, processes,
and standards which govern their operations and which
are related to their compliance with the Code of Conduct.
As such, Suppliers should educate their employees and managers
on their rights and responsibilities related to upholding
the Code of Conduct.
As a condition of doing business with Dominance Apparel, Suppliers
Agree to give Dominance Apparel, our customers or third-party
Representatives unhindered access, with or without notice, to their
facilities and records related to compliance with the Code.of Conduct.
Should a Supplier be unable to comply with the Code of Conduct,
a corrective action plan should be put in place and the Supplier must
actively make efforts to become compliant. Otherwise, Dominance Apparel
reserves the right to terminate our relationship.