At Rhodes Graduation, we believe we can improve schools by setting an example for how businesses partner with schools. We only partner with suppliers who manufacture products in an ethical manner, consistent with the unique values and spirit of our company. We have provided this Supplier Code of Conduct (this “Code”) to clearly articulate specific minimum standards for those suppliers who manufacture our products. We believe that by implementing this Code, our products will be made in environments that protect workers’ rights, ensure workers’ health and safety and respect workers’ dignity. We will work to seek out innovative suppliers that exceed our standards and strive for continuous improvement in identifying positive solutions to environmental and social issues.
Minimum Work Age - Child labor is strictly prohibited. Supplier’s employees shall be the higher than 18 years of age. This applies to all Rhodes Graduation approved subcontractors as well.
Voluntary Employment - Suppliers will not use any form of involuntary or forced labor (including, without limitation, prison labor, bonded labor, indentured labor).
Non-discrimination - Suppliers shall not discriminate against any worker based on race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion, political affiliation, union membership, national origin, or marital status in hiring and employment practices.
Wages and Benefits - Employees are compensated with wages, overtime and benefits that meet or exceed legally mandated minimum standards. Compensation shall be provided in a way that is prompt and easily understood.
Workplace Health and Safety - Employees are provided a safe, hygienic, and healthy workplace that is in compliance with all applicable laws.
Positive Work Environment - Employees shall be treated with respect and dignity. They shall not be subjected to any form of harassment or abuse, including, without limitation, physical, sexual, verbal or psychological.
Environmental Impact - Suppliers shall comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations in the jurisdictions in which they operate. We will seek out manufacturers who provide proactive leadership and partnership in reducing these impacts.
Legal Compliance - Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations (including anti-corruption laws) where they conduct business.