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Appendix C: Codes of Conduct Provided by Companies Surveyed

Spiegel Standards for Business Partnerships

Spiegel is a leading direct marketer of fashionable apparel and home furnishings. As part of the Spiegel Group, we are committed to providing customers with the highest quality and value in our products. We believe this commitment is best met through strong relationships with our associates and by only selecting business partners who share our ethics and agree to our standards of business conduct.

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

Our business partners must comply with all applicable legal standards and requirements of the country in which they are doing business, as well as those of the United States.

 

PRODUCT QUALITY

Our business partners must share our commitment to product quality and to maintaining the operating practices necessary to meet our quality standards.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS

Our business partners must adhere to their national laws regarding the protection and preservation of the environment.

 

EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES

Our business partners must not utilize child labor as defined by the United Nations standards or by national standards, whichever are higher. They must not utilize forced labor, including prison or other compulsory labor.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Our business partners must share our commitment to providing a safe and healthy workplace and to treating employees fairly and in compliance with local laws. While we recognize that cultural differences exist and standards may vary by country, we expect our partners to adhere to the following:

  • Health, safety and other workplace standards must meet all local laws and safety regulations.

     
  • Worker housing, where provided, must meet the same standards for health and safety as the workplace.

     
  • Employees must be compensated fairly for all hours worked and at rates that meet local industry standards.

     
  • Employees must not be discriminated against because of personal characteristics or beliefs.

Compliance with these standards is a condition for becoming and remaining a business partner of Spiegel and will be agreed to in writing as a term of engagement. Spiegel will take appropriate action, including termination of our relationship, with any business partner in violation of our standards.

To facilitate effective monitoring and enforcement, our business partners are expected to provide full access to their production facilities and to relevant records relating to employment practices. We will undertake affirmative measures, such as on-site inspection of facilities, to implement and monitor these standards.

 

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Companies Surveyed

Dayton Hudson Corporation

Dillard Department Stores

The Dress Barn, Inc.

Family Dollar Stores

Federated Department Stores

Fruit of the Loom

The Gap

Hartmarx Corporation

JC Penney Company

Jones Apparel Group

Kellwood Company

Kmart Corporation

Land's End, Inc.

Levi Strauss & Company

The Limited

Liz Claiborne

Mercantile Stores Company

Montgomery Ward Holding Company

Nike

Nordstrom

Oxford Industries

Phillips-Van Heusen

Price Costco

Ross Stores, Inc.

Russell Corporation

Salant Corporation

Sara Lee Corporation

Sears Roebuck & Company

Spiegel, Inc.

Stage Stores, Inc.

The Talbots, Inc.

Tultex Corporation

Venture Stores

VF Corporation

Wal-Mart Stores

Warnaco Group

Woolworth Corporation

Child Labor Report 2005

Child Labor

 
This report was developed and provided by the U.S. Labor Department http://www.dol.gov/ILAB/media/reports/iclp/apparel/main.htm

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