Code of Conduct
Integrity matters to Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company. For 90 years, we’ve worked to build equity in our good name and trademarks. Ultimately, we’re responsible for the reputation and value of our company and its brands. We established this Code of Conduct to set expectations for our associates, brand representatives, licensees, distributors and manufacturers. By adhering to this code of conduct, we make a statement about how we’re going to conduct business and how we expect those who do business with us to conduct themselves. We’re committed to continuing our proud tradition of maintaining fair and ethical business practices.
- Our organization will not use contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, raw material suppliers, full package suppliers, service providers or other organizations (collectively “contractors”) that use child labor. Our organization will only use contractors that comply with applicable child labor laws.
- Our organization will provide, and will strive to work only with contractors that provide, a safe and healthy workplace in compliance with local laws.
- Our organization shall maintain clear aisles and exits designated for emergency evacuation, fire extinguishers mounted in prominent places, and medical supplies on site to handle minor medical problems.
- Our organization will not knowingly conduct business with contractors that use forced labor or other compulsory labor in the manufacture and distribution of products. This includes labor required as a means of political coercion or as punishment for peacefully expressing political views.
- Our organization will not knowingly use contractors that use corporal punishment or other forms of mental or physical coercion in the manufacture and distribution of products.
- Our organization will respect cultural differences and will strive to work with contractors that employ associates based on their ability to carry out the duties of a particular job, and not on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs.
- Our organization will not knowingly use contractors that require more than sixty- (60) hour workweeks on a regularly scheduled basis in the manufacture and distribution of products, except for appropriately compensated overtime in compliance with local laws.
- Our organization will seek to use only contractors that believe in the betterment of wages and benefit levels that address the basic needs of associates.
- Our organization will not knowingly conduct business with contractors that violate environmental laws or regulations in the manufacture and distribution of products.
- Our organization will not knowingly conduct business with contractors that violate international trade laws, or subscribe to or participate in boycott policies or activities not sanctioned by the United States.
Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company requires all our suppliers to ensure their manufacturing facilities comply with national and local environmental laws, including all laws related to waste and wastewater disposal, air emissions, discharges, toxic substances and hazardous waste disposal.
We also expect our suppliers to implement measures for reducing air and water pollutants, and have conservation and recycling programs including energy, water and raw material usage.
Williamson-Dickie upholds the highest standards for customer satisfaction, business ethics, and responsible corporate practices. We are committed to supporting the communities in which our associates and customers live and work, as well as the international communities in which we produce and sell our products.
We maintain a Code of Conduct and Corporate Environmental Guidelines. These guidelines provide direction and accountability for optimizing environmental compliance, employment practices and product safety.
Our ongoing sustainability efforts include:
- Strategic initiative and Sustainability Committee support
- Innovative product and packaging design emphasis
- Engineering staff in our factories and distribution centers, dedicated to continuous improvement projects eliminating and reducing process steps, process inputs or consumption as possible
- Measuring greenhouse gas emissions including energy, solid waste, and water usage
- Recycling programs for paper, plastic, cardboard, pallets, brass, and cloth
- Established supplier guidelines for Environmental Compliance
- Social compliance program with formal Code of Conduct policy and audits for prequalifying new factories with renewal schedules
- Investments in community
California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657)