STOKEHOUSE UNLIMITED LLC SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT
Stokehouse Unlimited LLC and its family of brands (Vissla, Amuse Society, D'Blanc) are committed to excellence. For that reason we publish this Supplier Code of Conduct, which defines standards for fair, safe, and healthy working conditions and environmental responsibility throughout our supply chain. These are based on internationally accepted good labor practices. This code of conduct applies to all locations that manufacture finished product for the Stokehouse family of brands, as well as other locations as designated by Stokehouse Unlimited LLC.
Legal Compliance: Suppliers must operate in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries in which they operate.
Forced Labor: Suppliers must not use involuntary or forced labor where indentured, bonded, imprisoned or otherwise.
Child Labor: Suppliers must not employ workers younger than the greater of 15 years of age – or – 14 where the local law allows such exception consistent with International Labor Organization guidelines – or the age for completing compulsory educations – or the minimum age established by law in the country of manufacture. In addition, Suppliers must comply with all local legal requirements for the work of authorized young workers, particularly, pertaining to hours of work, wages, and working conditions.
Harassment: Suppliers must treat all workers with respect and dignity. No worker shall be subject to corporal punishment or physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
Wage and Benefits: Suppliers must pay workers at least the minimum compensation required by local law and provide all legally mandated benefits. In addition to their compensation for regular hours of work, workers must be compensated for overtime hours at such premium rate as is legally required or, in those countries where such laws do not exist, at least equal to their regular hourly compensation rate. In addition, suppliers will not use monetary fines as a disciplinary practice.
Hours of Work: Suppliers must ensure that, except in extraordinary business circumstances, on a regularly scheduled basis, workers, shall not be required to work more than the lesser of a) sixty (60) hours per week, including overtime or b) the limits on regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country of manufacture. In addition, except in extraordinary business circumstances, all workers shall be entitled to at least one day off in every consecutive seven day period.
Nondiscrimination: While Stokehouse recognizes and respects cultural differences, Suppliers must ensure employment – including hiring, remuneration, benefits, advancement, termination and retirement – is based on ability and not on religious belief or any other personal characteristics.
Health and Safety: Suppliers must provide their workers with a clean, safe, and healthy work environment in compliance with all applicable, legally mandated standards for workplace health and safety in the countries in which they operate. This includes residential factories, if applicable.
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining: Suppliers must recognize and respect the rights of workers to exercise lawful rights of free association, including joining or not joining any association. Suppliers must also respect the legal right of workers to bargain collectively.
Environment: Suppliers must comply with all local environmental laws applicable to the workplace. We encourage and expect best practices of sustainability.
Chemicals Management:Vissla is currently in the process of developing a formal Restricted Substances List (RSL) with the goal to have this in place by December 31, 2019. In the meantime we have eliminated all PFAS’s in our boardshorts by moving to High IQ repel PFC-free DWR water repellant on all boardshorts. Our goal is to expand this to our entire line.
Customs Compliance: Suppliers will comply with applicable customs laws, and in particular, will establish and maintain programs to comply with customs laws regarding illegal shipment of finished products.
Security: Suppliers will maintain facility procedures to guard against the introduction of non-manifested cargo into outbound shipments, (ie drugs, explosives, biohazards and or other contraband).
Subcontracting: Suppliers will not use unauthorized subcontracting of finished product manufacturing.
Communication: Suppliers must communicate the provisions of this Supplier Code of Conduct to workers and supervisors.
Monitoring and Compliance: Stokehouse will undertake affirmative measures, such as announced and unannounced on-site inspections of production factories, to monitor compliance of Suppliers with this Supplier Code of Conduct. Suppliers must maintain on site all documentation necessary to demonstrate compliance with this Supplier Code of Conduct, and Suppliers must allow Stokehouse representatives and agents full access to production factories, worker records and workers for confidential interviews in connection with monitoring visits. Suppliers are expected to take necessary corrective actions to promptly remediate any identified noncompliance with this Supplier Code of Conduct. Stokehouse reserves the right to terminate its business relationship with any Supplier who is unwilling to comply with this Supplier Code of Conduct.
If you believe the Supplier Code of Conduct has been broken in your workplace we urge you to report it by using any of the contact details below. Your report will be treated as strictly confidential.
18 Journey Suite B
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Brands covered by Stokehouse Unlimited include Vissla, Amuse Society, and D’Blanc.