Dayton Hudson Corporation
has a tradition of conducting its business in an ethical manner that
reflects our respect for the public franchise under which we operate. As
such we are concerned with the worldwide state of being of human rights
and environmental degradation. We expect that the vendors with whom we
source our products to share these same ethical concerns as well. Dayton
Hudson Corporation will use the following Standards of Vendor Engagement
in selecting vendors and will seek compliance with these standards by
our contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and other businesses.
Dayton Hudson Corporation will seek vendors that will allow us full
knowledge of the facilities used in production. We reserve the right to
undertake affirmative measures, such as on-site inspection of production
facilities in order to implement and monitor these standards. Any effort
to suppress any of these standards will be met with strong objection on
our part and we will take into account any such actions on the part of
our vendors when reviewing and evaluating our business relationships.
Safe and Healthy Workplace
Dayton Hudson will seek vendors who provide their employees with a
safe and healthy workplace in compliance with local laws.
Forced or Compulsory Labor
Dayton Hudson will not knowingly work with vendors that use forced or
other compulsory labor in the manufacture of products intended for our
stores. This includes labor that is required as a means of political
coercion or as punishment for holding or for peacefully expressing
Dayton Hudson will not knowingly use vendors who use corporal
punishment or other forms of mental or physical coercion.
Dayton Hudson recognizes and respects the cultural differences found
in the world -wide marketplace. However, we believe that workers should
be employed on the basis of their ability to carry out the duties of a
particular job, rather than on the basis of personal characteristics or
beliefs. We will seek vendors who share this belief.
Working Hours and Overtime
Dayton Hudson will seek vendors who do not require more than 60 hour
work weeks on a regularly scheduled basis, except for appropriately
compensated over time in compliance with local laws.
Dayton Hudson will seek vendors who share our commitment to the
betterment of wage and benefit levels that address the basic needs of
workers and their families so far as possible and appropriate in light
of national practices and conditions.
Dayton Hudson will seek vendors who do not use child labor. Dayton
Hudson will expect its vendors to comply with the law of the country of
origin in defining the term "child", but we will not knowingly use
vendors that use labor from persons under the age of 14 regardless of
the law of the country of origin. Dayton Hudson will support the
development of legitimate workplace apprenticeship programs for the
educational benefit of younger people as long as the child is not being
exploited or given jobs that are dangerous to the child's health or