Sears, Roebuck and Co. Import Buying Policy and Procedures
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Appendix C: Codes of Conduct Provided by Companies Surveyed

Sears, Roebuck and Co. Import Buying Policy and Procedures

It is the policy of Sears, Roebuck and Co. ("Sears"), when purchasing merchandise not produced in the United States, to contract only with reputable suppliers of merchandise, the production facilities, business and labor practices, and merchandise of which comply with all applicable local and United States laws. Strict adherence is expected to local laws governing the working conditions, wages and minimum age of the workforce, and to all applicable United States laws and prohibitions.

Willful violation of this policy will result in the termination of the offending supplier.

In furtherance of this policy, Sears will:

  1. Distribute a copy of this policy to all Sears domestic and overseas buying staff members and to all existing and prospective foreign suppliers,

  2. Include contractual provisions reflecting this policy in all international buying agreements,

  3. Instruct its foreign buying office personnel to visit periodically suppliers' facilities to monitor compliance with this policy, and

  4. Report, under justifiable circumstances, violations by suppliers of foreign and/or United States law to appropriate law enforcement authorities.

April 23, 1993

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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



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

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