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Code of conduct for sourcing and manufacturing

Our Code of Conduct (“Code of Conduct”) outlines the basic requirements concerning working conditions that must be satisfied by all Sourcing Centres (“Sourcing Centres”) appointed by Superga or its Affiliated Companies. Superga is highly committed that any stage of the production fully complies to the principles and provisions of the Code of Conduct, therefore, the Sourcing Centres shall be liable at any time that all their Manufacturers adhere and comply to the principles of the Code of Conduct.

Superga adheres and encourages its business counterparts to adhere to the highest international standards of business practices and ethics. The generally accepted international labour standards, including the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s core conventions and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights have served as the foundation upon which much of the guidelines of the present Code of Conduct are based.

It is expressly understood that Superga reserves the right to terminate its business relationship with the Sourcing Centres who are unwilling or unable to comply with the principles and provisions set forth in the Code of Conduct.

Child Labour
Sourcing Centres shall not use child labour. The term “child” is referred to a person younger than 15 years of age. Sourcing Centres must verify the age of their workers and maintain copies of their workers’ proof of age. Sourcing Centres must follow all applicable laws and regulations regarding working hours and conditions for minors.

Involuntary Labour
Sourcing Centre shall not use involuntary labour. “involuntary labour” is defined as work or service which is extracted from any person under threat or penalty for its non-performance and for which the worker does not offer himself or herself voluntarily, and includes all manner of prison, bonded, indentured and forced labour.

Disciplinary Practices
Sourcing Centres shall not use corporal punishment or any other form of physical or psychological coercion or intimidation against workers.

Sourcing Centres shall employ workers solely on the basis of their ability to do the job, and shall not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, racial characteristics, maternity or marital status, nationality or cultural, religious or personal beliefs or otherwise in relation to hiring, wages, benefits, termination or retirement.

Health and Safety
Sourcing Centres shall maintain a clean, safe and healthy workplace in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Sourcing Centres shall ensure, at a minimum that workers have access to clean drinking water, sanitary washing facilities and an adequate number of toilets, fire-extinguishers, and fire exits and that workplaces provide adequate lighting and ventilation.

Environmental Protection
Sourcing Centres shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations in respect of protecting the environment and maintain procedures for notifying local authorities in the event of an environmental accident resulting from Sourcing Centres’ operations.

Wages and Benefits
Sourcing Centres shall provide wages and benefits that comply with all applicable laws and regulations or match the prevailing local manufacturing or industry rates, whichever is higher. Overtime pay shall be calculated at the legally required rate, regardless of whether workers are compensated hourly or by piece rate.

Working Hours
Sourcing Centres must comply with all applicable laws and regulations relating to working hours. Sourcing Centres shall not require workers to work, including overtime, more than 60 hours per week or more than any maximum number of hours per week established by applicable laws and regulations, whichever is less. Sourcing Centres shall guarantee that workers receive at least one day off during each seven-day period.

Familiarization and Display of This Code of Conduct
Sourcing Centres shall familiarize workers with this Code of Conduct and display this Code of Conduct, translated in the local language, at each of their facilities in a place readily visible and accessible to workers. It is expressly understood that the Sourcing Centre shall be held responsible on the truthfulness of the translation of the Code of Conduct in the local language. This English version of the Code of Conduct shall anyhow prevail in any case of conflict of interpretation.

Legal Requirements
Sourcing Centres shall comply with all legal requirements applicable to the conduct of their businesses, including those set out above. All references to “applicable laws and regulations” in this Code of Conduct include local and national codes, rules and regulations as well as applicable treaties and voluntary industry standards.

The Sourcing Centres shall carefully select the manufacturers and avail themselves only of those who respect the human rights and ensure that they fully comply to the principles set forth in this Code of Conduct.

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