Code of Conduct

We require that all our suppliers commit to achieving the standards outlined in this code of conduct as a part of doing business with customers. These standards are based on ILO Core Conventions. Where the provisions of national and other applicable law.

We only work with factories which are compliant under a Qualified Ethical Standard Audit such as SEDEX / SA8000 / WRAP / BSCJ etc.

Social Accountability

    • Child Labour
      The vendor shall not recruit child labour. We ensure no child recruitment.
    • Forced Labour
      Vendor must ensure there is no forced, bonded or involuntary prison labour. Ensure workers are not required to lodge deposits or identity papers with their employer and are free to leave with reasonable notice without penalty.
    • Health & Safety
      • Provide a safe and hygienic working environment.
      • Take steps to minimise hazards and prevent injury/accidents.
      • Conduct regular health and safety training for existing and new workers.
      • Provide free access to clean toilet facilities and potable water.
      • Assign a senior member of management responsible for health and safety on site and accommodation is appropriate.
    • Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
      The vendor shall recognize and respect the right of employees to join or form trade unions of their own choosing and to bargain collectively. In countries where freedom of association and collective bargaining is legally restricted, the vendor shall facilitate and not restrict the development of parallel means.
    • Non-Discrimination
      No discrimination shall be practiced in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation.
    • Harsh Treatment
      Any form of verbal, physical or sexual abuse or other harassment or intimidation shall be prohibited.
    • Hours of Work
      Vendors and Factories shall comply with applicable laws and industry standards with respect to working hours and must allow its employees at least one day off during each seven-day period.
    • Wages
      All workers should receive wages as per the national legal standards or industry benchmark standards,(whichever is higher) for a standard working week. Deductions if any should be administered in accordance with the local law and records should be kept for each worker.

Monitoring and Enforcement

  • Principles: Trust and Cooperation
    Prestige expects and encourages all and every of its suppliers to respect these social standards. Suppliers should do their upmost to work towards their complete implementation.
  • Monitoring
    Prestige reserves the right to conduct second party audits held by their own auditing team as well as third party audits, to monitor and ensure the proper compliance with this Code of Conduct.
  • Non Compliance
    Prestige has the right to consider the termination of the business relationship in cases of gross or repeated violations, failing to comply with these ethical standards or if the vendor does not take appropriate corrective measures in due time.