Casall Code of Conduct

If you want to know more about how we work - please feel free to read Casall Code of Conduct Compliance Commitment below.

 

 

 

I. Foreword

As a direct buyer, Casall AB and its subsidiaries, hereinafter jointly referred to as the “Casall group” require and highly value cooperation with suppliers of products, materials or services who are able to give us the best combination of quality, price, service and high ethical standards that will allow us to deliver honest value to our customers. As a result, and particularly to take part of improving the global social and environmental standards, we are highly interested in the ethical standards of our suppliers around the world.

Casall Core Values

HIGH QUALITY

ETHICS

The core values of the brand Casall have from the very start been the most important parts of the company´s foundation. To always strive for innovative solutions, create and act with core values as honesty, building long term relationships, caring for others and working with integrity and high ethical standards, these values we equate with high quality and shall permeate everything we do. The full Casall Group assortment is made in the spirit of caring about your own well-being, where training and living a healthy lifestyle is essential. Our goal is to always deliver products of high quality, living up to the Casall standards. We only select and work with suppliers with high standards of business ethics, who follow fair, decent and legal labour practices, who agree to our standards of business conduct, and who are dedicated to producing a high quality product with respect for human rights and sensitivity to the environment.

 

II. Code of Conduct

The undersigned supplier of products, materials or services (the "Supplier") wishes to be engaged by CASALL AB and its subsidiaries, with offices at Västgötegatan 7, 60221 Norrköping, SWEDEN to produce certain products, (the "Products"). In consideration of being engaged to produce the Products for CASALL GROUP, the Supplier covenants and agrees that:

Compliance with laws and regulations of Human Rights. The Supplier shall follow all applicable laws and regulations as well as the UN´s Child Convention. Human rights shall at all times be respected.

Prohibition of forced labour. The Supplier shall not use any forced labour (including but not limited to slave, indentured, bonded, and prison labour) or violate any labour, health, safety or other applicable laws. Also the Supplier´s labour shall never in any way be withheld of personal salary, documents or other personal belongings to be forced to continue to work for the Supplier in connection with the production of the Products. Freedom of labour is an important personal freedom. This prohibition derives primarily from a number of international conventions and also indirectly from the fundamental human rights.

Child labour and minimum working age. The Supplier shall strictly follow all national laws and regulations as well as the ILO Convention (138 & 182) and the UN´s Child Convention to defend the Rights of the child, this by not using child labour and to follow the standards for minimum working age. Any forms of exploitation of children or working conditions that are harmful to children’s health are forbidden and their rights shall always be protected.

Human treatment and respect. The Supplier shall to treat each employee with dignity and code of conduct compliance commitment 130221— 3 respect, and not to use corporal punishment, threats of violence, or other forms of physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.

Freedom of Association. The Supplier shall not unlawfully interfere with the right of workers to choose, or not to choose, affiliation with legally sanctioned organizations or associations.

Prohibition of Discrimination. The Supplier shall not discriminate in hiring and employment practices, including job assignment, salary, benefits, advancement, training, discipline, termination, or retirement, on the basis of race, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, political opinion or disability.

Minimum wages and compensations. The Supplier shall recognize that wages are essential to meeting employees’ basic needs. The Supplier agrees to comply, at a minimum, with all applicable wage and hour laws, including minimum wage, overtime, maximum hours, piece rates and other elements of compensation, and to provide legally mandated benefits. If local laws do not provide for overtime pay, the Supplier agrees to pay at least regular wages for overtime work. Deduction from wages as disciplinary action shall not be allowed.

Working hours. Employees shall not, except in extraordinary business circumstances, be required to work more than 60 hours per week or the limits on regular and overtime hours allowed by code of conduct compliance commitment 130221— 4 the law in the country of manufacture. In no event will the regular work week exceed 48 hours. The Supplier also agrees that employees shall be entitled to at least one day off every seven-day period. All overtime work will be consensual and suppliers will not request overtime on a regular basis.

Safe and healthy working environment. The Supplier shall provide employees with a safe and healthy workplace in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, ensuring, at a minimum, reasonable access to potable water and sanitary facilities that may be used without restrictions, fire safety, and adequate lighting and ventilation. The Supplier also agrees to ensure that the same standards of health and safety are applied in any housing they provide for employees.

Environmental Sustainability. The Supplier will adopt responsible measures to mitigate the negative impact that their operations have on the environment. At a minimum, this requires that the Supplier complies with all local and applicable international laws protecting the environment, including proper storage and disposal of hazardous substances, and strives to conduct business in a matter that minimizes energy consumption and waste, optimizes the use of natural resources, and maximizes recycling.

General matters.

(a) The Supplier will not use or obtain products, components or materials from other manufacturers, sub-contractors or other parties that the Supplier has knowledge or reason to believe would be in violation of any of the provisions of this Agreement and are also to inform any subcontractors of the contents and requirements of this Code of Conduct;

(b) The Supplier will not subcontract any part of the work on CASALL products without CASALL GROUP’s expressed written approval.

(c) Suppliers agree that Representatives from CASALL GROUP, as well as by CASALL GROUP hired independent auditors, may visit factories where the products are being produced and conduct on-site inspections, at any time, whether it be announced or unannounced to ensure compliance with this Code of Conduct.

 

Compliance with our standards is a condition for becoming and remaining a business partner of Casall Group. If Casall Group has determined that any suppliers have violated the standards of the Code of Conduct, we will either require that the suppliers create a corrective action plan, or terminate the business relationship. If corrective action is advised but not taken, Casall Group will suspend placement of future orders and may terminate any current production.