Code of Conduct
Columbia Sportswear Company (“CSC”) has assembled a portfolio of brands that connect active people with their passions, making it a leader in the global active lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment industry.
To facilitate decent and humane working conditions and promote ethical business practices at third-party manufacturing facilities around the world, we have developed this Code of Conduct. Whether we (or our subsidiaries, divisions, a liates or agents) enter into or continue a business relationship with a particular supplier depends in part on its compliance with and commitment to the principles outlined in this Code. When di erences or con icts in standards arise, the highest standard shall apply.
Supplier must not use forced labor, whether in the form of prison, indentured, slave, bonded, tra cked or any other form of compulsory labor.
Supplier must only employ people who (a) meet the local legal minimum age for employment, (b) meet the age for completing compulsory education in the country of manufacture, or (c) are at least 15 years old, whichever is higher.
Harassment or Abuse
Supplier must treat all employees with respect and provide work environments that are free of physical, sexual, psychological and verbal harassment and abuse, retribution for grievances, and corporal punishment.
Supplier must not subject any person to any discrimination in employment, including in hiring, salary, bene ts, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement on the basis of race, religion, gender, marital status, capacity to bear children, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, social or ethnic origin or other status of the individual unrelated to the ability to perform the job.
Freedom of Association
Supplier must recognize and respect the right of employees to associate, organize and bargain collectively in a lawful and peaceful manner without penalty or interference. Where the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining is restricted under law, the employer shall consider the development of parallel means for independent and free association and bargaining.
Every worker has a right to compensation for a regular work week that is su cient to meet the worker’s basic needs and provide some discretionary income. Supplier must pay at least the minimum wage or the appropriate prevailing wage, whichever is higher, comply with all legal requirements on wages, and provide any bene ts required by law. Supplier must also provide employees with a clear written accounting for every pay period and must not deduct or withhold wages or bene ts for disciplinary infractions. Where compensation does not meet workers’ basic needs and provide some discretionary income, each employer shall work with prAna to take appropriate actions that seek to progressively realize a level of compensation that does.
Supplier shall adopt and adhere to rules and conditions of employment that respect workers and, at a minimum, safeguard their rights under national and international labor and social security laws and regulations. Worker’s rights shall be clearly communicated to all workers.
Hours of Work
Supplier must not require workers to work more than the regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country where the workers are employed. The regular work week shall not exceed 48 hours; other than in exceptional circumstances, the sum of regular and overtime hours in a week shall not exceed 60 hours. Supplier must allow workers at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in every seven-day period. All overtime work shall be consensual. Supplier must not request overtime on a regular basis and shall compensate all overtime work at a premium rate.
Health and Safety
Suppliers must provide a safe and healthy workplace setting to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with, or occurring in the course of work or as a result of the operation of suppliers’ facilities. Supplier must comply with all applicable laws and regulations and prAna health and safety standards regarding working conditions, including any housing and cafeteria requirements.
Supplier must comply with all applicable environmental laws and prAna environmental standards. Supplier must maintain and implement a written environmental policy, which includes systems and procedures to eliminate or minimize negative impacts of its practices on the environment.
Supplier must conduct business in a legal and ethical manner. Supplier must refrain from o ering or accepting bribes or kickbacks in any form directly or indirectly to or from our representatives, government o cials, or third parties in connection with us or our products.
Documentation and Inspection
Supplier must provide our representatives with unrestricted access, without advance notice, to all factory premises and employees as well as to all documents relevant in determining whether it is in compliance with these Standards and all applicable laws and regulations.