Our overall guiding principle is simple — act responsibly and ethically by focusing on a core group of values that define the scope of our social accountability. As we qualify, measure, and evaluate all of our global suppliers, we apply these values to all new and current relationships. Values concerning:
We do not condone or use any form of forced labor, including indentured, prison, bonded or slave labor. Nor do we use any form of child labor. We comply with all minimum age provisions of local laws. Furthermore, physical or verbal harassment or abuse to discipline employees is not tolerated.
We comply with all applicable wage, working hours, benefits, and overtime laws. If local industry standards are higher than applicable laws and regulations, we meet those higher standards.
Our employment practices do not discriminate on the basis of age, nationality, race, religion, social or ethnic orientation, gender or disability.
We provide a safe, healthy and secure workplace for all employees. Proper sanitation, lighting, ventilation and fire safety protection are provided.
In the absence of law in a particular location relating to product safety, labor, employment, environment or working conditions, the spirit and intent of these policies are met.
In our efforts to grow and manage a global organization, Smartbag takes a proactive approach to social compliance. While we expend considerable resources on securing quality products, we also make great efforts to do so in a socially responsible manner. In developing the valuable relationships necessary to service our marketplace, we have adopted a four step process for achieving this goal.