We at Nordstrom recognize that our success is based on the quality of
our relation ships with customers, employees, manufacturers, vendors and
communities. To maintain the caliber of these relationships and to
achieve our goal of always providing the best-value product in the most
equitable manner we have established certain standards for our business
partners. In setting forth these guidelines, it is our desire to
identify potential partners who share our commitment not only to quality
products, but to quality business and community relationships as well.
The Nordstrom Partnership Guidelines
1. LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
Nordstrom expects all of its partners to comply with the applicable
laws and regulations of the United States and those of the respective
country of manufacture or exportation. All products must be accurately
labeled and clearly identified as to their country of origin.
2. HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Nordstrom seeks partners who provide safe and healthy work
environments for their workers, including adequate facilities and
protections from expo sure to hazardous conditions or materials.
3. EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
Nordstrom firmly believes people are entitled to equal opportunity in
employment. Although the company recognizes cultural differences exist,
Nordstrom pursues business partners who do not discriminate and who
demonstrate respect for the dignity of all people.
4. ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS
Partners must demonstrate a regard for the environment, as well as
compliance with local environmental laws. Further, Nordstrom actively
seeks partners who demonstrate a commitment to progressive environmental
practices and to preserving the earth's resources.
5. DOCUMENTATION AND INSPECTION
Nordstrom intends to monitor compliance with our Partnership
Guidelines and to undertake on-site inspection of partners' facilities.
Nordstrom will review and may terminate its relationship with any
partner found to be in violation of the Partnership Guidelines.
FURTHER, NORDSTROM EXPECTS PARTNERS TO ADHERE TO THE FOLLOW-
WORKING WAGES, HOURS AND OVERTIME
We expect our partners to offer wages, benefits and work conditions
which are consistent with prevailing local industry standards. Nordstrom
also expects them to comply with all applicable wage and hour laws,
rules and regulations including those related to overtime.
Nordstrom will not enter into partnership with vendors who utilize
child labor in the manufacture of their goods. The term "child"
generally refers to a person younger than the age for completing
PRISON OR FORCED LABOR
Nordstrom will not conduct business with vendors who utilize prison,
indentured or forced labor in the manufacture of its products.
If you have any questions regarding our Partnership Guidelines,
Nordstrom Public Affairs
1501 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-1603
Fax (206) 628-1925