Workout Empire - Supplier Code of conduct (2020)

As a supplier to Workout Empire, you are required to follow our general code of conduct as per below.

One of Workout Empire’s greatest visions is to empower and inspire women all over the world. That vision permeates everything we do and everyone we’re in some way connected to, directly or indirectly. We want every single woman who is somehow linked to us - to not only know - but to feel and experience that Workout Empire is standing up for her rights. We therefore demand every supplier to support gender equality. Suppliers should also strive for reduced inequalities by inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, origin, religion or economic or other status. The goal should always be equal pay for work of equal value.

As lovers of life, we also demand mindful behaviour that is not directly related to factory work. We want all suppliers to adapt a more human approach to animal life. That includes dissociating themselves from trading and consumption of wild animals like snakes, lizards, pangolins and bats, in order to prevent new potential coronavirus outbreaks. Suppliers should also dissociate from consumption of dog and cat meat in line with the Shenzhen law established on May 1, 2020, as a response to the demand and spirit by mindful human civilization. 

As stated by the United Nation: “Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principles-based approach to doing business. This means operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Responsible businesses enact the same values and principles wherever they have a presence, and know that good practices in one area do not offset harm in another. By incorporating the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into strategies, policies and procedures, and
establishing a culture of integrity, companies are not only upholding their basic
responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term
success.” Therefore Workout Empire will follow up the Ten Principles every year, to make sure every supplier is following them. The Ten principles of the United Nation Global Impact in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption enjoy universal consensus and are derived from:

- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- The International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
- The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
- The United Nations Convention Against Corruption

The Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment, and anti-corruption:

2.1 Human Rights
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

2.2 Labour Standards
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and

2.3 Environment
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

2.4 Anti-Corruption
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery. Suppliers are committed to follow above-mentioned ten principles when cooperating with Workout Empire. Further information: http://www.unglobalcompact.org

In 2018 the The European Commission adopted new restrictions for 33 substances known to cause cancer and reproductive health problems (known as CMR substances), which should be followed by all suppliers to Workout Empire. Suppliers shall also observe the legislation in force at the time in question. This includes an obligation to observe and comply with all EU product requirements at any given time.

All suppliers to Workout Empire are expected to fully comply with this Code of
Conduct. In order to monitor the supply chain, Workout Empire has the right to carry out announced and unannounced audits of our suppliers and their factories. If Workout Empire notices that the Code of Conduct is violated, the supplier needs to take action to eliminate the causes of non-conformities or other undesirable situations. The supplier must also to action to prevent further reoccurrence of such non-conformities. Workout Empire’s missions and visions can only come true, when every part of the supply chain is working together. Together - and in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals*. If corrective and preventive action isn’t taken by the supplier, we interpret that as a thwart to Workout Empire’s visions and the business relation will be terminated.

*Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals here

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