Bolts & Nuts Case Study

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WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBLE APPAREL PRODUCTION

W R A P

CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Facility
Policies and Procedures
Sample Guidebook

April, 2003
Compliance with Laws and Workplace Regulations

Policy

The facility

Complies with all laws and regulations in all locations where business is conducted, including those laws and regulations related to: ← Wages and hours
← Freedom of association and collective bargaining
← Minimum ages for employment and related restrictions ← Health and safety standards
← Environmental standards and compliance
← Employment discrimination
← General labor law
← Relevant international trade law
← Drug enforcement

Procedures

General

The facility

1. Updates the Policies and Procedures Manual for all changes in laws and regulations related to labor practices, factory conditions, and environmental and customs compliance.

2. Assigns a qualified person with responsibility for informing facility management of changes to laws and regulations related to labor practices, factory conditions, and environmental and customs compliance.

← Name of person responsible for implementing this policy:[insert name] ← Title of responsible person:[insert title]

If a facility employee:
← Job responsibility chart or matrix:[insert responsible person’s job responsibility chart or matrix that identifies position titles, organization charts and/or other means of communicating responsibilities, pertaining to this section] ← See the facility’s organization chart, Exhibit [insert number] of this Policies and Procedures Manual.

3. Designates an employee with responsibility for incorporating changes to laws and regulations in Facility procedures.

← Name of person responsible for implementing this policy:[insert name] ← Title of responsible person:[insert title]
← Job responsibility chart or matrix:[insert responsible person’s job responsibility chart or matrix that identifies position titles, organization charts and/or other means of communicating responsibilities, pertaining to this section] ← See the facility’s organization chart, Exhibit [insert number] of this Policies and Procedures Manual.

4. Has written procedures which outline how laws and regulations are obtained and updated.

Responsible Person

The responsible person

1. Promptly incorporates changes to laws and regulations in Facility procedures by [insert details of how Facility plans to ensure this is accomplished – i.e., through staff bulletins, training sessions, e-mail notices, etc.].

Prohibition of Forced Labor

Policy

The facility

• Will not use involuntary or forced labor – indentured, bonded or otherwise.

• Prohibits all relevant individuals from coercing employees in any way, or unnecessarily limiting employees’ freedom of movement.

Applicable Law or Regulation

Law or Regulation source:[Enter Authoritative Source]
Law or Regulation section number:[Enter applicable section number] Effective date of the Law or Reg:[Enter date]

Excerpt of the Law or Regulation:[Enter a summarized version of the law or regulation of the country where the Facility is located to which the Facility is subject for Forced or Involuntary Labor]

Procedures

General

The facility

1. Issues compensation directly to employees, or to accounts controlled solely by the employee, and not to third parties. Employee wages are not paid to: ← Agents/Brokers
← Bond Companies
← Government officials
← Common bank accounts
← Others

2. Requires all hiring documents, such as an employment application or contract, 1) to include a statement affirming that applicants are seeking employment voluntarily and are not under threat of any penalty and 2) to be signed by each applicant. Copies are maintained in the employee’s...
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