SHE DID Code Of Conduct
SHE DID demands every supplier to follow SHE DID’s general code of conduct as per below.
1. SHE DID & A Sustainable Development
SHE DID aims to motivate women to follow their dreams all over the world. That is reflected in everything we do and in every single relation we have to our partners, suppliers and retailers. We want women to know that SHE DID supports them wholeheartedly. As stated in Global Goal 10 “ Too much of the world’s wealth is held by a very small group of people. This often leads to financial and social discrimation… equality and prosperity must be available to everyone - regardless of gender, race, sexualiaty, religious beliefs or economic status. When every individual is self sufficient, the entire world prospers. Our partners, suppliers and retailers therefore need to strive to do what’s in their power to reduce inequalities and empower equality.
2. The UN Global Compact
The United Nation has stated: “Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principles-based approach to doing business. This means operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Responsible businesses enact the same values and principles wherever they have a presence, and know that good practices in one area do not offset harm in another. By incorporating the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success.” SHE DID will follow up the Ten Principles every year, to make sure every supplier is following them.
The Ten principles of the United Nation Global Impact in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption enjoy universal consensus and are derived from:
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- The International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
- The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
- The United Nations Convention Against Corruption
The Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment, and anti-corruption:
2.1 Human Rights
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
2.2 Labour Standards
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
SHE DID demands their suppliers to commit to follow above-mentioned ten principles. Further information: http://www.unglobalcompact.org
3. Wages and Working Hours
Suppliers should adjust employees’ working hours in alignment with each country’s applicable laws. Working hours should however never exceed 60 hours per week and it should always be 1 day off in 7 days.
The wages or our suppliers’ employees should always align with the standard wages of the industry in each country. Wages can never be less than each country’s applicable laws for minimum wages and the industry’s standards.
4. Chemicals and CMR substances
In 2018 the The European Commission adopted new restrictions for 33 substances known to cause cancer and reproductive health problems (known as CMR substances), therefore SHE DID doesn’t accept that our suppliers are using any of those substances. Suppliers should observe the legislation in force at the time in question. This includes an obligation to observe and comply with all EU product requirements at any given time.
5. Monitoring, CAPA and Non-Compliance
SHE DID’s suppliers are expected to fully comply with this Code of Conduct. SHE DID has the right to carry out announced and unannounced audits of our suppliers and their factories in order to monitor the supply chain.6. Violation of the Code of Conduct
If SHE DID notice that the Code of Conduct is violated, the supplier needs to take action to eliminate the causes of non-conformities or other undesirable situations. The supplier must also take action to prevent further violation of such non-conformities. If the supplier doesn’t take action, the business relation will be terminated.
SHE DID is a new and small brand, but we believe that when working together, we can achieve something big - supervised by the Sustainable Development Goals*.