CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Forever Collectibles (FOCO) Workplace Code of Conduct defines labor standards that aim to achieve decent and humane working conditions. The Code’s standards adopted from the Fair Labor Association Code of Conduct Is based on International Labor Organization standards and internationally accepted good labor practices.
Companies working with FOCO are expected to comply with all relevant and applicable laws and regulations of the country in which workers are employed and to implement the Workplace Code in their applicable facilities. When differences or conflicts in standards arise, companies are expected to apply the highest standard.
FOCO monitors compliance with the Workplace Code by carefully examining adherence to the Compliance Benchmarks and the Principles of Monitoring. The Compliance Benchmarks identify specific requirements for meeting each Code standard, while the Principles of Monitoring guide the assessment of compliance. FOCO expects companies to make improvements when Code standards are not met and to develop sustainable mechanisms to ensure ongoing compliance. FOCO strives to help establish best practices for respectful and ethical treatment of workers, and in promoting sustainable conditions through which workers earn fair wages in safe and healthy workplaces. Staff members attend many different types of Training Courses to ensure suppliers are monitored to the code correctly taking Into account Human Trafficking and ethical compliance.
CALIFORNIA TRANSPARENCY IN SUPPLY CHAINS ACT OF 2010 STATEMENT
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act requires the disclosure of companies' efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from direct supply chains. We take this obligation very seriously. Human trafficking and slavery is the result of exploitation, deception and coercion that can occur during the recruitment process or within the workplace. We seek business partners who comply with all applicable national laws and international principles aimed at preventing and eradicating trafficking and slavery as described in the 2000 United Nations Polermo Protocol and the 1926 Slavery Convention.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Employers shall adopt and adhere to rules and conditions of employment that respect workers and, at a minimum, safeguard their rights under national and international labor and social security laws and regulations.
No person shall be subject to any discrimination in employment, including hiring, compensation, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, social group or ethnic origin.
HARASSMENT OR ABUSE
Every employee shall be treated with respect and dignity. No employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
There shall be no use of forced labor, including prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or other forms of forced labor.
No person shall be employed under the age of 15 or under the age for completion of compulsory education, whichever is higher.
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGINING
Employers shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
HEALTH, SAFETY, AND EMPLOYMENT
Employers shall provide a safe and healthy workplace setting to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with, or occurring in the course of work or as a result of the operation of employers’ facilities. Employers shall adopt responsible measures to mitigate negative impacts that the workplace has on the environment.
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 the workers are employed. The regular work week shall not exceed 48 hours. Employers shall allow workers at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in every seven-day period. All overtime work shall be consensual. Employers shall not request overtime on a regular basis and shall compensate all overtime work at a premium rate. Other than in exceptional circumstances, the sum of regular and overtime hours in a week shall not exceed 60 hours.
Every worker has a right to compensation for a regular work week that is sufficient to meet the workers’ 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. Where compensation does not meet workers' basic needs and provide some discretionary income, each employer shall work with FOCO to take appropriate actions that seek to progressively realize a level of compensation that does.