CODE OF CONDUCT
At TDP, we are committed to:
- A standard of excellence in every aspect of our business everywhere in the world
- Ethical and responsible conduct in all our operations
- Respect for the rights of all individuals, and
- Respect for the environmentWe expect these same commitments to be shared by all manufacturers of our merchandise.
- At a minimum, we require that all manufacturers of TDP merchandise meet the following standards:
Manufacturers will not use child labour.
The term “child” refers to a person younger than 15 (or 14 where local law allows), or if Manufacturers will not use any forced or involuntary labour, whether prison, bonded, indentured or otherwise.
Coercion and Harassment
Manufacturers will treat each employee with dignity and respect, and will not use corporal punishment, threats of violence or other forms of physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
Anti-bribery Policy for Suppliers
TDP operates a zero-tolerance policy in relation to any acts of bribery committed by any person or organisation acting on its behalf anywhere in the world – including suppliers. So called ‘facilitation payments’, payments of a small cash value made to low-level officials, as a bribe to secure or expedite the performance of a routine or necessary action or level of service, are absolutely prohibited by UK Legislation and TDP policy.
Our suppliers MUST NOT:-
- give, offer or promise any bribe to any third party (including companies, partnerships, government departments or agencies or employees)
- give offer or promise any bribe to TDP or any person employed or engaged by TDP, or
- seek, request or obtain any bribe from TDP or any third party.
Our suppliers MUST:-
- operate adequate procedures to prevent any company, individual or other individual associated with them from giving, offering, obtaining or requesting bribes on their behalf
- operate appropriate whistle-blowing procedures so that members of staff who believe or suspect that any bribes have been offered or given, are able to report this internally, and
- inform TDP in the event of any breach of the Policy
TDP reserves the right to take all appropriate measures against any supplier that fails to comply with this policy.
A full copy of the TDP Policy on Avoidance of Bribery and Corruption can be obtained from TDP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Manufacturers will not discriminate in hiring employment practices, including salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, on the basis of race, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, political opinion or disability.
Manufacturers will respect the rights of employees to associate, organise and bargain collectively in a lawful and peaceful manner, without penalty or interference.
Health and Safety
Manufacturers will 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; fire safety; and adequate lighting and ventilation.
Manufacturers will also ensure that the same standards of health and safety are applied in any housing that they provide for employees.
We expect manufacturers to recognise that wages are essential to meeting employee’s basic needs. Manufacturers will, at a minimum, comply with all applicable wage and hour laws and regulations, including those relating to minimum wages, overtime, maximum hours, piece rates and other elements of compensation, and provide legally mandated benefits. Except in extraordinary business circumstances, manufacturers will not require employees to work more than the lesser of (a) 48 hours per week and 12 hours overtime or (b) the limits on regular and overtime hours allowed by local law or, where local law does not limit the hours of work, the regular work week plus 12 hours overtime in addition, except in extraordinary business circumstances, employees will be entitled to at least one day off in every seven day period.
Manufacturers will compensate employees for overtime at such premium rate as is legally required or, if there is no legally prescribed premium rate, at a rate at least equal to the regular hourly compensation rate.
Where local industry standards are higher than applicable legal requirements, we expect manufacturers to meet the higher standards.
Protection of the Environment
Manufacturers will comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.
Manufacturers will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including those pertaining to the manufacture, pricing, sale and distribution of merchandise. All references to “applicable laws and regulations” in this Code of Conduct include local and national codes, rules and regulations as well as applicable treaties and voluntary industry standards.
Manufacturers will not use subcontractors for the manufacture of TDP merchandise or the components thereof without TDP’s express written consent and only after the subcontractor has entered into a written contract with TDP to comply with this code of conduct.
Monitoring and Compliance
Manufacturers will authorise TDP and its designated agents (including third parties) to engage in monitoring activities to conform compliance with this Code of Conduct, including unannounced on-site inspections of manufacturing facilities and employer – provided housing; reviews of books and records relating to employment matters; and private interviews with employees.
Manufacturers will maintain on site all documentation that may be needed to demonstrate compliance with this Code of Conduct.
Manufacturers will take appropriate steps to ensure that the provisions of this Code of Conduct are communicated to employees, including the prominent posting of a copy of this Code of Conduct, in the local language in a place readily accessible to employees, at all times.
Manufacturers will agree to the code of conduct of the Walt Disney company being displayed in the local language alongside TDP’s code of conduct.
Conditions of Contract
Acceptance of a TDP purchase contract will constitute acceptance of this code of conduct.