We are committed to our customers, vendors and employees
Bonitas International is guided by a relentless focus to make stylish accessories available to all women through unique and diverse product lines. In doing this we strive to deliver exceptional products that empower our customers to connect with their personal style.
We constantly strive to be the employer of choice for our people, a partner of choice for a vendors and a supplier of choice for our customers, as well as give back to the communities in which we sell our products.
Code of Conduct:
At Bonitas International, we take pride in conducting business according to the highest ethical standards everywhere we produce and sell our products. We value responsibility and fairness in our employees and all those with whom we do business. The following code of conduct is our assurance of integrity to Bonitas International customers and partners.
Our commitment to ethics has been a guiding principle of our company since its inception in 2003. This Code of Conduct continues to guide our business practices and be a priority over any economic or business interests.
To do business with Bonitas International, our partners must comply with all relevant United States rules and regulations and must respect the laws, rules and regulations of the countries in which they employ workers. When manufacturing our products, we hold our partners to the highest standard if local law and the code should differ.
The below prerequisites apply to all of our business partners and any other businesses in the supply chain.
Each employee of our business partners must be at least 15 years old or over the age required for completion of compulsory education in the country of manufacture, whichever is higher. Our business partners must also observe all legal requirements for the work of authorized minors, including those pertaining to hours of work, wages, work type and working conditions.
Compensation And Benefits
Every worker must be compensated for a regular workweek that is sufficient to meet the worker’s basic needs and provide some discretionary income. Our business partners must pay at least the minimum wage or the appropriate prevailing wage, whichever is higher, comply with all legal requirements on wages, and provide any fringe benefits required by law or contract. If the compensation paid does not meet the workers’ basic needs and provide some discretionary income, our business partners are required to take appropriate actions that seek to progressively realize a level of compensation that does.
Our business partners must approve and implement rules and conditions of employment that, at minimum, safeguard workers’ rights under applicable national and international labor and social security laws and regulations.
Our business partners are required to comply with all applicable environmental laws, rules and regulations at their facilities and the communities in which they operate, including with respect to water, energy, hazardous chemicals, air quality and waste. Additionally, we expect our business partners to incorporate environmentally responsible practices into all activities that relate to their business with us.
Our business partners are prohibited from utilizing forced labor in any form. Prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or otherwise are unacceptable. Mental and physical coercion, slavery and human trafficking are prohibited throughout our supply chain.
Freedom of Association
Our business partners are required to recognize and respect the right of their employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining. Employees should be free to join such organizations as they choose and should not face intimidation or harassment in the exercise of their right to join or to refrain from joining any organization.
Harassment and Abuse
Our business partners must treat employees with respect and dignity. No employee may be subjected to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment and/or abuse.
Health and Safety
Our business partners must provide a safe and healthy workplace. A safe and healthy workplace is one that is both designed and maintained to prevent accidents, illness and injury attributable, whether illness or injury is attributed to the work performed or the operation of the facility and machinery. Additionally, our business partners must comply with all national laws, regulations and best practices concerning health and safety in the workplace, as well as provide all required and appropriate workers compensation coverage in the event of injury or fatality.
Hours of Work
Our business partners are prohibited from requiring their employees to work more than the regular and overtime hours permitted under the law of the country where they are employed. Regular hours may never exceed 48 hours in a week and, other than in exceptional circumstances, the sum of regular and overtime hours in a week may not exceed 60 hours. Employees must have at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in every seven–day period. Our business partners are not permitted to request overtime on a regular basis. All overtime must be consensual and compensated at a premium rate.
Our business partners may not discriminate in employment, including with regard to hiring, compensation, advancement, discipline, termination and retirement, whether on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, social class or ethnic origin.