Badger Sportswear is committed to a high standard of business ethics and complying with the laws and regulations of the countries in which it operates. When differences or conflicts in standards arise, we expect the highest standard be applied. We select partners who share this commitment and fully comply with our business codes of conduct and standard requirements as outlined below.
Badger Sportswear business partners must adopt and adhere to our commitment to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all employees. Workplaces are to adhere to all applicable national and international labor and social security laws, regulations and safety standards, report accidents, injuries and unsafe equipment, practices or conditions.
Badger Sportswear prohibits business partners from engaging in forced labor, including prison, bonded, indentured, and other forms of forced labor.
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
Employers shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Badger Sportswear prohibits business partners from using child labor. Badger Sportswear defines child as any person employed under the age of 15 (or 14 where the law of the country permits), or under the age for completing compulsory education, or under the minimum age for employment in the country, whichever is higher.
HOURS OF WORK
Employers shall not require workers to work more than the regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country where employed.
Every worker has a right to compensation for a regular work week that is sufficient to meet the worker’s basic needs and provide some discretionary income. Employers shall pay at least the minimum wage or the appropriate prevailing wage, whichever is higher, comply with all legal requirements on wages, and provide any fringe benefits required by law or contract.
HARASSMENT OR ABUSE
Badger Sportswear expects that every employee shall be treated with respect and dignity. No employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
Badger Sportswear will not tolerate harassment or discrimination by its business partners in hiring and employment practices, such as compensation, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement. There shall be no discrimination based on gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, social group, age, or political beliefs.
HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT
Badger Sportswear expects all partners to provide a safe and healthy workplace setting to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, lined with or occurring in the course of work or as a result of the operation of facilities. Badger Sportswear expects all partners to follow all applicable environmental laws and regulations. We encourage all operations to act responsibly and minimize adverse effects on the environment and natural resources, and help to ensure the health and safety of the public.
Badger Sportswear is committed to providing customers with the highest quality and value in our products. Our partners are expected to share this commitment and must enforce required operation practices necessary to meet our standard of quality.