SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT
Last modified: June 29, 2018
Last modified: June 29, 2018
Since 1978, Eastprint has a long history of operating with high ethical standards and integrity. We have done this by balancing our strong desire for profitable growth with our commitments to our various stakeholders, including our employees, shareholders, customers and the communities in which we operate.
Our goal is to work with suppliers and vendors to assure compliance with these requirements.
Laws and Regulations
Suppliers must operate in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries in which they operate and also within full compliance of this code.
Bribery, extortion, and kickbacks are prohibited. Suppliers must comply with all applicable anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) makes it unlawful for certain classes of persons and entities to make payments to foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business.
Suppliers must comply with local laws regarding the minimum age of employees. The minimum age for workers must be the greater of
(1). 15 years of age or 14 years of ages where local laws allows such an employment age consistent with International Labor Organization guidelines or
(2). the age for completing mandatory (compulsorily) education or
(3). the minimum age established by law in the country of manufacture.
Suppliers must also comply with all the legal requirements for the work of authorized young workers, specifically pertaining to hours of work, wages, safety, work conditions, and the handling of certain materials.
Forced Labor and Human Trafficking
Suppliers must not use any type of involuntary or forced labor including indentured, bonded, prison, slave or human trafficked labor. This includes the transportation, harboring recruitment, transfer or receipt of persons by means of threat, force, coercion, abduction, fraud, or payments to any person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation.
All workers of the supplier must be treated with respect and dignity. No work shall be subject to corporal punishment, physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse. In addition suppliers will not use monetary fines as disciplinary procedures.
Wage & Benefits
Suppliers shall pay workers minimum wage as required by local laws and regulations and provide all legally mandated benefits. In addition, workers shall be paid overtime hours at the rate required by applicable laws and regulations.
Hours of Work
Suppliers must ensure that on regularly scheduled bases, except in extraordinary business circumstances, workers are not required to work more than:
(1) 60 hours per week including overtime or
(2) the limits on regular and overtime hours allowed by laws of the country of manufacture.
In addition, except in extraordinary business circumstances, all workers are entitled to at least one day off in every seven-day period.
Health & Safety
Suppliers must provide workers a clean, safe and healthy work environment in compliance with all legally mandated standards for workplace health & safety in the countries in which they operate. This incudes any residential facilities a supplier provides for its workers.
Eastprint expects its suppliers to treat their employees with respect and dignity and to refrain from any unlawful harassment. To the extend prohibited by law, suppliers will not discriminate against any person because of their race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status or any other basis.
Suppliers will ensure that women workers receive equal treatment in all aspects of employment. Pregnancy tests will not be a condition of employment and pregnancy testing-to the extent provided, will be voluntary and the option of the worker. In addition, workers will not be forced to use contraception.
Freedom of Association/Collective Bargaining
Suppliers must recognize and respect any rights of workers to exercise lawful rights of free association including joining or not joining any association. Suppliers also must respect any legal right of workers to bargain collectively.
Environment and Conflict Minerals
Suppliers must comply with all local environmental laws applicable to the workplace, the products produced, and the methods of manufacture. Additionally, suppliers must not use materials that are considered harmful to the environment, but should encourage the use of processes and materials that support sustainability of the environment.
Suppliers shall have a policy to reasonable assure that the tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold in the products they manufacture does not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups that are perpetrators of serious human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining country. Suppliers shall exercise due diligence on the source and chain or custody of these minerals.
Suppliers agree that any products supplied by subcontracting firms will have prior approval by Eastprint and those sub-contractors agree to comply with this code.
Intellectual Property Rights
Suppliers must respect and refrain from infringing on the intellectual property rights of others, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and other proprietary rights.
Suppliers should communicate through their existing ethical operating standards and practices or through this Code so that their workers, supervisors, and permitted subcontractors are aware of the expectations/requirements of this Code.
Suppliers should take the appropriate action to safeguard and protect confidential and proprietary information belonging to Eastprint.
Suppliers shall ensure that all components supplied to or used in the manufacture of supplied product are direct from the manufacturer or authorized suppliers and are not counterfeit.
Eastprint requires notification of changes to tooling, raw materials, processes and manufacturing location and engineering provided design files/3D models/artworks. Also changes or deviations from engineering specifications are not allowed without approval.
Denied Persons/Debarred Parties
To ensure compliance of U.S. export laws, Eastprint does not conduct any business transactions with the “Denied Persons List” published by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the “Denied Parties List” published by the Department of State and the “Specially Designated Nationals” list published by the Department of Treasury, Foreign Assets Control. Eastprint expects all suppliers and its subcontractors to comply with these laws as well. Supplier agrees to include this requirement in lower-tier Purchase Orders and/or subcontracts. (You may view the US Government web sites of the Agencies noted above to access their lists).
Supplier Certification of Compliance
By acceptance of any purchase order from Eastprint Inc., the supplier achknowledges its acceptance of the Code and intends to comply with its requirements. If you have any questions about this Supplier Code of Conduct, please contact your buyer or the Supplier Sourcing team.