4.1 Child Labor, Forced Labor and Human Trafficking. Supplier shall not engage in or support child labor, forced labor or human trafficking in any part of its supply chain. Without limiting Supplier's obligations hereunder, Supplier shall not, and shall ensure that its Partners do not, support or engage in, or require any:
- compelled, involuntary, or forced labor;
- labor performed by children under the minimum employment age limit as as set by International Labor Organization (ILO) standards or, if more stringent, applicable law or regulation;
- bonded labor;
- indentured labor; or
- prison labor.
4.2 Financial Obligations. Supplier shall not, whether or not as a condition to the right to work, require any worker (or worker's family member) to, directly or indirectly:
- pay recruitment or other fees or other amounts (monetary or in-kind);
- incur debt.
- make financial guarantees; or
- incur any other financial obligation.
4.3 Freedom of Movement and Association. Supplier shall ensure that workers have the right to freedom of movement without delay or hindrance or the threat or imposition of any discipline, penalty, retaliation, or fine or other monetary obligation.
Worker freedom of movement rights include each worker's right to leave the Facilities without retaliation:
- at the end of each workday;
- based on reasonable health and safety-related justifications; and
- based on any reasonable circumstances, such as personal or family emergencies.
Supplier shall respect, and shall not interfere with, the right of workers to decide whether to lawfully associate with groups of their choice, including the right to form or join trade unions and to engage in collective bargaining.
4.4 Freedom to Terminate Employment. Supplier shall allow workers to terminate their employment or work arrangement without restriction and without the threat or imposition of any discipline, penalty, retaliation, or fine or other monetary obligation.
4.5 Working Hours, Wages and Benefits. Supplier must compensate all workers with wages and benefits that at a minimum meet the higher of:
- the minimum wage and benefits established by applicable law;
- collective agreements; or
- industry standards;
Supplier shall not make any deductions from wages, except income tax withholding and those that are legally allowed under applicable law. Prinova encourages Suppliers to work toward paying a wage that is sufficient to meet basic needs and provide some discretionary income.
Working hours for workers shall reflect applicable legal norms and overtime hours shall be paid at the legally mandated rate or in line with the guidance provided by ILO Convention 1 (the rate of pay for overtime shall not be less than one-and-one-quarter times the regular rate) if there is no mandated rate.
Suppliers shall ensure that work schedules and rest periods are consistent with applicable local legal requirements. Work hours and schedules should not be excessive and negatively impact employees’ health or safety.
4.6 No Discrimination, Abuse, or Harassment. Supplier shall not discriminate in hiring, compensation, training, advancement or promotion, termination, retirement, or any other employment practice based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, military status, religion, age, marital or pregnancy status, disability, or any other characteristic other than the worker's ability to perform the job.
Supplier shall treat workers with respect and dignity.
Supplier shall not subject workers to corporal punishment, or physical, verbal, sexual, or psychological abuse or harassment. Supplier must not condone or tolerate such behavior by its Partners.