Supplier Workplace Code of Conduct
The cornerstone of our Social and Environmental Responsibility program is our Supplier Workplace Code of Conduct and matching Benchmark document. Our code is based on International Labor Organization (ILO) core labor standards and requires compliance with all laws in each of the countries in which our factories operate.
We developed these guidelines to make our expectations clear to the factories manufacturing our products. Patagonia does not own any factories; however, we work in close partnerships with factories that are like-minded and share our philosophy. At Patagonia, we continuously push ourselves to “lead an examined life” and improve social and environmental conditions. We encourage the factories that make our products to do the same.
Our Code of Conduct applies to every level of our supply chain from farm to garment factory, including all subcontractors and sub-suppliers. It outlines our policies on the following topics:
- Law and Code Compliance
- Child Labor
- Forced Labor
- Harassment, Abuse and Disciplinary Practices
- Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
- Employment Relationships
- Wages and Benefits
- Overtime Wages
- Hours of Work
- Health and Safety
- Animal Welfare
- Code Communication