En Vogue LLC., conducts its business with the highest standards in mind in all facets of how we operate, the products we sell, the retailers we select to resell our lines and the people we employ.
As citizens of the world, we realize that progressive companies must operate in a manner that respects the environment and ensures our associates, as well as those of our business partners, are paid fairly, treated with integrity and provided safe working conditions. To ensure these goals, we conduct our business practices and encourage our associates to manage all transactions, associate relations and customer interfaces in an ethical fashion.
It is inherent within our multi ethnic and multinational culture to be more than just a company that sells clothing, accessories and jewelry. We believe in creating solutions, in the value that travel and exposure to other cultures brings, and that success today should be a stepping stone to greater success tomorrow.
En Vogue cultivates a work environment in which every associate is appreciated, where we create or distribute the best products in the world, and provide unparalleled customer service. Our company operates with a series of values reflected in our corporate behavior and in our relations with customers, retailers and suppliers.
At En Vogue, we have a strong commitment to social awareness and giving back to the communities where we operate. We believe that our brand represents a symbol of creativity, innovation and integrity, and that our business can represent a better and more responsible future. That is why En Vogue encourages our associates and corporate partners to support their communities and why on the corporate level we have worked with organizations that make a difference in terms of health, welfare, ethic of conduct and the environment.
En Vogue associates are provided with pleasant and safe working conditions, paid fair wages, provided comprehensive benefits programs, and treated with dignity and respect.
Equal Employment Opportunity
En Vogue's policy is to hire and promote qualified applicants and treat all associates fairly during their employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, nationality or veteran status. En Vogue believes the successful achievement of a non-discriminatory employment program requires maximum cooperation between management and associates. In carrying out this responsibility:
- The company recruits, hires and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, nationality or veteran status.
- The company bases employment decisions solely upon an individual’s qualifications for the position available.
- The company ensures that all personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, company sponsored training, and social and recreational programs are administered without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, nationality or veteran status.
En Vogue's policy is to promote and maintain a work environment in which all associates are treated with dignity and respect. A respectful workplace starts with our associates. Everyone is responsible for facilitating this type of workplace. Respect is built on a foundation of the following important principles:
-Equality: Each person should have an equal opportunity to make the best of his or her abilities regardless of race, sex, religion, national origin, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, veteran status, or any other characteristic.
- Accepting Differences: Acknowledging equality requires that we are able to accept differences. These differences do not prevent us from having an equal right to work.
- Appreciating Diversity: The variety of experiences, abilities, viewpoints and ways of thinking are an advantage to our culture. This diversity adds to the depth and success of our environment.
- The Respectful Workplace: Equality, accepting our differences and appreciating diversity contributes to the creation of a respectful workplace. The respectful workplace is a place of mutual respect for all associates.
En Vogue believes associates should be afforded the opportunity to work in an environment free of harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, nationality, age or disability. In addition, En Vogue will not tolerate any behavior that is inappropriate in a work environment.
CODE OF ETHICS
En Vogue encourages innovation, creativity and flexibility that fosters a dynamic and competitive organization and provides the resources which will enable associates to perform their jobs at the highest level possible while maintaining a high standard of business conduct and ethics and abiding by all government rules and regulations pertaining to En Vogue's business.
Obeying the law, both in letter and in spirit, is the foundation on which En Vogue's ethical standards are built. All associates must respect and obey all applicable laws and regulations in every jurisdiction where En Vogue conducts business. Although not all associates are expected to know the details of these laws and regulations, it is important to know enough to determine when to seek advice from managers, En Vogue's General Counsel or the Human Resources Department.
Associates are expected to treat all colleagues, retailers, customers, suppliers and others with respect and dignity.
En Vogue recognizes that the business has environmental responsibilities and strives to minimize the impact of its operations (and those of our business partners) upon the environment. Associates are responsible for obeying all company environmental rules and for taking into consideration the possible environmental impacts associated with their work activities.
FAIR LABOR ASSOCIATION
En Vogue is a member of the Fair Labor Association, an organization that brings together colleges and universities, civil society organizations, and socially responsible companies in a unique multi-stakeholder initiative to end sweatshop labor and improve working conditions in factories worldwide. The FLA holds its participants, those involved in the manufacturing and marketing process - accountable to the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct which is based on International Labor Organization standards. The Code delineates the specific elements that FLA affiliated companies are required to enforce in factories that supply their products.
Specifically, the Code stipulates the following:
- Forced Labor: There shall be no use of forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or otherwise.
- Child Labor: There shall be no use of child labor. No person shall be employed at an age younger than 15 (or 14 where the law of the country of manufacture allows) or younger than the age for completing compulsory education in the country of manufacture where such age is higher than 15.
- Harassment or Abuse: Every employee shall be treated with dignity and respect. No employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal abuse.
- Nondiscrimination: No person shall be subject to any discrimination in employment based on gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, or social or ethnic origin.
- Health and Safety: Employers shall provide a safe and healthy working environment to prevent accidents and injury to health arising or linked with or occurring in the course of work or as a result of the operation of employer facilities.
- Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining: Employers shall recognize and respect the right of employees to free association and collective bargaining.
- Wages and Benefits: Employers recognize that wages are essential to meeting employees’ basic needs and pay a least the minimum wage required by local law or the prevailing industry wage, whichever is higher, and shall provide legally mandated Benefits.
- Hours of Work: Except in extraordinary business circumstances, employees shall not be required to work more than the lesser of 48 hours per week and 12 hours overtime or the limits on regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country of manufacture or where the laws of such country do not limit the hours of work, the regular work week in such country plus 12 hours overtime and be entitled to a least one day off in every seven day period.
- Overtime Compensation: In addition to their compensation for regular hours of work, employees shall be compensated for overtime hours at such premium rate as is legally required in the country of manufacture, or in countries where such laws do not exist, at a rate at least equal to their regular hourly compensation rate.
En Vogue ensures the factories and suppliers with whom we do business adhere to these principles by affirming our beliefs and gaining commitment from them prior to entering a business relationship with them. In addition, we conduct compliance audits to monitor and confirm adherence to these precepts by these business partners.
En Vogue contributes to various internationally and nationally recognized charitable organizations as well as local non-profit institutions that operate in the public interest or provide relief directly to those in need. En Vogue also recognizes its corporate responsibility to participate in relief efforts when disasters occur throughout the region we operate. In addition, En Vogue matches retailers and associates charitable contributions to encourage charitable giving on the part of our retailers and associates.
En Vogue is working to better understand and manage the environmental issues associated with its operations and the operations of its business partners. Our management of these issues encompasses a wide range of initiatives including:
- Implementation of processes within the operations to ensure regulatory compliance and requiring our business partners do the same, for example; compliance with Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) and RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances).
- Working with our business partners to implement formal environmental management systems such as ISO 14001; and
- Identification of opportunities for environmental efficiency savings such as recycling.
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