The Antigua Group, Inc. has a firm commitment to building strong sustainable relationships with all of business partners. We believe our success over the past 30 years is directly attributable to our reputation as a leader in ethical business practices. The commitment is clear in the length of the relationships we enjoy with our customers, associates and our product. Antigua's committed to providing quality and value to our costumers and the way we do so is by searching out business partners and suppliers who share our belief in ethical business practices.
The Antigua Group, Inc. does not own or run any factories outside the United States. However, we do use Global Sourcing Standards that not only include setting high standards for quality and value, but also sets forth a mandate for labor practices and a supplier workplace code of conduct that all suppliers must adhere to. Further, all suppliers must agree to comply with these standards in writing before we will conduct any business with them. This code of conduct is the same code enforced at our own facility in Peoria AZ.
Further, The Antigua Group, Inc. is a Category C Licensee of the Fair Labor Association (FLA). The FLA is an organization staffed by experts in global social compliance and workers rights. They bring together leading apparel companies, colleges and universities as well as human rights and consumer groups to find and use best practices in sustainable social compliance for all parties. Our participation has enabled us to develop programs to check our suppliers as well as train them to be socially compliant and support our Workplace Code of Conduct.
Our compliance monitoring program consists of but is not limited to: ongoing factory audits, both announced and unannounced through accredited 3rd party audit companies, participation in the FLA Independent External Monitoring program, CAP or corrective action plans that address any and all non-compliances found during auditing or otherwise, termination of business with any supplier who does commit to maintaining the code of conduct or otherwise fails to comply.
We believe our commitment to sustainable social compliance represents our commitment to our customers and associates as leader in providing quality and value in our product as well as our name.
There shall not be any use of forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or otherwise.
No person shall be employed at an age younger than 15 (or 14 where the law of the country of manufacture allows*) or younger than the age for completing compulsory education in the country of manufacture where such age is higher than 15.
Every employee shall be treated with respect and dignity. No employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
No person shall be subject to any discrimination in employment, including hiring, salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, or social or ethnic origin.
Employers shall give a safe and healthy working environment to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with, or occurring in the course of work or as a result of employer facility operation.
Employers shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Employers recognize that wages are essential to meeting employees' basic needs. Employers shall pay employees, as a floor, at least the minimum wage required by local law or the prevailing industry wage, whichever is higher, and shall give legally mandated benefits.
Except in extraordinary business circumstances, employees shall (i) not be required 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 the law of the country of manufacture or, where the laws of such country do not limit the hours of work, the regular work week in such country plus 12 hours overtime and (ii) be entitled to at least one day off in every seven-day period.
In addition to their compensation for regular hours of work, employees shall be compensated for overtime hours at such premium rate as is legally required in the country of manufacture or, in those countries where such laws do not exist, at a rate at least equal to their regular hourly compensation rate.