Rug Doctor, Inc. is vitally concerned with the rights of workers that manufacture our products and their component parts and finds human trafficking and the use of child, forced or slave labor to be reprehensible. Accordingly, Rug Doctor has implemented policies and practices to monitor Supplier labor activities and give our company confidence that our suppliers are not engaging in such unlawful practices.
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Rug Doctor endeavors to choose reputable business partners who are committed to ethical standards and business practices compatible with those of Rug Doctor. This Code applies to all facilities involved in the production of products and components for Rug Doctor, Inc. or any of its subsidiaries (" Suppliers").Laws and Regulations
Suppliers are required by Rug Doctor to operate in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries in which they operate, and also in full compliance with this Code.Child Labor
Suppliers must comply with local laws regarding the minimum age of employees. In addition, Suppliers must comply with all legal requirements for the work of authorized young workers, particularly those pertaining to hours of work, wages, working conditions, and the handling of certain materials.Product and Environmental Safety
Suppliers must implement programs and ensure Rug Doctor products do not contain restricted or banned materials of any sort.
Rug Doctor raw materials and finished products must be RoHS compliantForced Labor
Suppliers must not use any type of involuntary or forced labor, including indentured, slave, bonded, or prison labor.Harassment
Suppliers must treat all workers with respect and dignity and be respectful of their basic human rights. No worker shall be subject to corporal punishment, physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse. In addition, Suppliers shall not use monetary fines as a disciplinary practice.Wage and Benefits
Suppliers must pay workers at least the minimum compensation required by local law and provide all legally mandated benefits. In addition to payment for regular hours of work, workers must be paid for overtime hours at such premium rate as is legally required or, in those countries where such laws do not exist, at least equal to their regular hourly payment rate.Hours of Work
Suppliers must ensure that on a regularly scheduled basis, except in extraordinary business circumstances, workers are not required to work more than (a) 60 hours a week, including overtime, or (b) the limits on regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country of manufacture. In addition, except in extraordinary business circumstances, all workers are entitled to at least one day off in every seven day period.Health and Safety
Suppliers must provide workers a clean, safe and healthy work environment in compliance with all legally mandated standards for workplace health and safety in the countries in which they operate. This includes any residential facilities a Supplier provides to its workers.Nondiscrimination
Suppliers must ensure employment - including hiring, payment, benefits, advancement, termination and retirement – is based on ability and not on beliefs or any other personal characteristics.Women's Rights
Suppliers will ensure women workers receive equal treatment in all aspects of employment. Pregnancy tests will not be a condition of employment and pregnancy testing—to the extent provided—will be voluntary and the option of the worker. In addition, workers will not be forced to use contraception.Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining Environment
Suppliers must comply with all local environmental laws applicable to the workplace, the products produced, and the methods of manufacture. Suppliers must not use materials that are considered harmful to the environment.Subcontracting
Suppliers must not use subcontractors in the manufacture of Rug Doctor, Inc. products or product components without prior approval from Rug Doctor and only after the subcontractor has agreed to comply with this Supplier Code of Conduct. . Suppliers must ensure that any approved subcontractors receive a copy of and comply with this Supplier Code of Conduct..Communication
Suppliers and approved subcontractors must communicate this Code and its provisions to workers and supervisors.Monitoring and Compliance
It is Rug Doctor's policy to make announced and unannounced inspections of Supplier production facilities to ensure compliance with this Code. Suppliers must maintain at each production facility all documents necessary to demonstrate compliance with the Code. Suppliers must allow representatives from Rug Doctor, if requested, Rug Doctor’s customers, full access to production facilities, worker records and workers for confidential interviews. Suppliers are expected to take necessary corrective actions to promptly remedy any identified noncompliance. Rug Doctor reserves the right to terminate its business relationship with any Supplier who is unwilling or unable to comply with this Code.
By signing this Agreement you certify and agree that any materials you supply or sell to Rug Doctor comply with all applicable laws regarding child labor, slavery and human trafficking of the countries in which you do business and that you will comply with Rug Doctor’s Supplier Code of Conduct.