Compliance is a serious subject at IQ Apparel. It is a measure of our character, ethics, and reputation.
There are no compromises, no understandings, and no summary reviews.
Compliance is critical. Not only is our reputation on the line, so is our Customers’ brand equity.
World View: Those We Co-Habit With: Social Compliance
We are committed to conducting business and creating products in an ethical manner. Our policy is designed to help foster safe, inclusive and respectful workplaces wherever our Customers’ products are produced. Our Code of Conduct for Manufacturers requires all facilities involved in producing, processing, finishing, assembling or packaging branded products, product components and materials to comply with the (1)International Labor Standards Code (ILS), (2) comply with all applicable laws of the Country of Origin, the United States and the State of California (Proposition 65 & California Transparency In Supply Chains Act), and (3)use commercially reasonable efforts to comply with the Code. At a minimum, this requires the absence of (i) child labor, (ii) involuntary labor, (iii) coercion and/or harassment, (iv) discrimination, (v) serious health and safety workplace violations, (vi) interference with freedom of association and (vii) unauthorized subcontracting. In addition, facilities must provide full access to IQ and, as required, to its Customers, complete and accurate information and the physical access necessary to audit/assess compliance.
We embrace and hold true to our Customers’ standards which often rely on other sources of information and compliance including the World Bank’s Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI), the U.S. Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor, the U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report and amongst other sources of information.
World View: The Habitat of Earth: Environment
IQ is intent in its effort to reduce its footprint on Planet Earth. Facilities will ensure that every manufacturing facility complies with environmental laws, including all laws related to waste disposal, air emissions, discharges, toxic substances and hazardous waste disposal. Suppliers must validate that all input materials and components were obtained from permissible harvests (cotton) consistent with international treaties and protocols in addition to local laws and regulations, including, but not limited to:
- General Waste Management: Waste Storage, Waste Transport and Disposal, Wastewater and Effluents Management;
- Water Management;
- Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Management;
- Land Use and Biodiversity;
- Environmental Management System;
- Hazardous Substances Management & Pollution Prevention.