MIKI HOUSE Group and its subsidiaries, in an effort to promote sustainable procurement procedures, require our suppliers to uphold their social responsibilities. While observing the laws and regulations of their country and area as well the industrial standards, our suppliers are obligated to adhere to the below code of conduct.
Prohibit Forced Labor
Be it prison labor, restricted labor, indentureships, slave labor, or human trafficking, no matter the form, we will not force work that is not of a person's free will.
Prohibit Child Labor
We will not allow individuals who are below the legal age to work at any stage in the manufacturing process. This means individuals under the age of 15 (depending on the area, individuals under 14) and individuals who are over the age of 15 but below the legal working age of the applicable area or those who have not completed the legally required level of education. In the event that a younger individual who does not fall into the above is employed, we will observe any and all applicable laws.
Selection for Employment
Forced labor, restricted labor (including debt restraint), prison labor, slave labor, human trafficking, or any forms of forced labor cannot be utilized. In regards to employee's freedom to relocate, including company dormitories and housing, unreasonable restraints cannot be imposed. When hiring an individual (including foreign employees and trainees) a contract listing the terms of employment in the employee's native language must be presented to the employee at the time of signing. The employee must receive a copy for their records. Furthermore, the employee can choose to end their employment at any time.
Freedom of Association - Collective Bargaining
We respect the rights of the employee to lawfully and peacefully form an organization and bargain collectively. In regards to this, we cannot enact any punishment or obstruction.
Prohibit Violence, Punishment, Intimidation, & Harassment
There can be no threats or corporal punishment or violence as well as physical, sexual, psychological or verbal abuse or harassment.
In employment practices (wages, welfare programs, promotion, discipline, dismissal or resignation), there should be no discrimination based on race, religion, age, nationality, sexual preference, gender, political affiliation, pregnancy, marriage, or physical disabilities.
Proper Wages & Benefits
Wages should meet the necessary demands of the employee. In regards to wages and benefits, suppliers should adhere to all applicable laws and offer the required welfare program. Furthermore, the legally decided upon premiums should be paid for all overtime work. When the premiums are not decided by law, a wage equal to the employee's hourly wage should be paid.
In regards to overtime work, excluding special circumstances within the business, employee's should work no more than 60 hours per week (including overtime work); or, taking into account the legal amount of regular and overtime work, employees should not be made to work longer than the lesser of the two. Moreover, excluding special circumstances within the business, employees should be made to take, at the least, 24 hours off following 7 consecutive days of work.
Labor Health & Safety - Emergency Circumstances
A healthy and safe workspace conforming to all applicable laws should be provided; at the least, employees should have access to clean drinking water and the ability to use hygienic facilities without issue. Proper illumination and ventilation should be provided to ensure safety during a fire. Safety training should be provided to employees on a regular basis. Suppliers should adhere to the same standards of health and safety for all housing, dormitories, and cafeterias provided to employees.
Management of Environmental Impact
We will work to limit the negative impact on the environment and natural resources while also respecting all laws and regulations regarding the environment.
Information & Intellectual Property Rights
Information and intellectual property right will be properly used, managed, protected, and respected.
Product Quality Assurance
Suppliers should decide on a product quality procedure and ensure this is common knowledge among employees and all concerned parties. We should always be striving to improve quality while basing all production on company product quality standards.
"Applicable laws" mentioned in the above includes domestic laws of the country and the applicable area, all applicable ILO treaties, as well as voluntary industry standards.