The following Code of Conduct establishes Zumiez' policy of working with only those vendors and contractors who share our commitments to socially responsible and ethical business practices including protection for the rights and well being of individuals, promotion of equal opportunity and respect for all laws and regulations applicable to apparel and related industries and to the environment.
Zumiez will not conduct business with any factory that uses forced labor, including prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or other forms of forced labor. The factory will be responsible for agency recruitment commissions for foreign workers and will not require any worker to reimburse fees or remain in employment of any period of time against her or his will.
Zumiez will only work with manufacturers who does not employ at an age younger than 15 or younger than the age for completing compulsory education in the country of manufacturer where such age is higher than 15.
Zumiez partners will treat every employee with respect and dignity. No employee will be subject to physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
Zumiez will not pursue business relationships with partners who discriminate in employment including hiring, salary, benefits, promotion, discipline, termination, or retirement on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, marital or maternity status, work or personal affiliations, political opinion or social or ethnic origin or any other status protected by country law.
Zumiez business partners will respect workers right to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Zumiez business partners must meet legal requirements for wages and benefits within the country they are conducting business, or local industry standards, whichever is higher.
Zumiez partner's employees do not work in excess of 60 hours per week, or the regular and overtime hours allowed by the laws of the manufacturing country, whichever is less. Employees must be compensated appropriately according to law for overtime and must be entitled to one day off for every seven - day period.
Zumiez will use vendor and manufacturing partners that provide their workers with a safe and healthy work environment, which is in compliance with country and local health and safety laws and regulations, as well as a safe and healthy living place if one is provided.
Zumiez contractors and vendors must comply with all applicable environment laws and regulations. Factories are encouraged to have an environmental management system (EMS) or an environmental management plan in place and reduce the environmental impacts of their operations.
Zumiez suppliers will not work with subcontractors for Zumiez products without written authorization from Zumiez . Subcontractor has to agree to comply with the Zumiez requirements.
As a condition of doing business with Zumiez Inc., each and every factory must comply with this Code of Conduct.
Zumiez will work with designated agents and third parties to engage in announced and unannounced monitoring activities to ensure compliance, including confidential employee interviews.
Zumiez reserves the right to take whatever actions are necessary to protect its interests including terminating its business relationship with any supplier that does not respect the Code or comply with its legal obligations.