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.
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.
Our business partners must share our commitment to product quality
and to maintaining the operating practices necessary to meet our quality
Our business partners must adhere to their national laws regarding
the protection and preservation of the environment.
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
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
- 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.