Employment Relationship
Employers shall adopt and adhere to rules and conditions of employment that respect workers and, at a minimum, safeguard their rights under national and international labor and social security laws and regulations.

Forced Labor
There shall not be any use of forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor,
bonded labor or otherwise.

Child Labor
No person shall be employed at an age younger than 15 (or 14 where the law of the country of
manufacture allow*) or younger than the age for completing compulsory education in the
country of manufacture where such age is higher than 15.

Harassment of Abuse
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

Health and Safety
Employers shall provide a safe and healthy working environment to prevent accidents and injury
to health arising out of, linked with, or occurring to the course of work or as a result of the
operation of employer facilities.

Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
Employers shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and
collective bargaining.

Wages and Benefits
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 provide legally mandated benefits.

Hours of Work
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.

Overtime Compensation
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.

Any Company that determines to adopt the Workplace Code of Conduct shall, in addition to
complying with all applicable laws of the country of manufacture, comply with and support the
Workplace Code of Conduct in accordance with the Principles of Monitoring and shall apply the
higher standard in cases of differences or conflicts. Any Company that determines to adopt the
Workplace Code of Conduct also shall require its licensees and contractors and, in the case of a
retailer, its suppliers to comply with applicable local laws and with this Code in accordance with
the Principles of Monitoring and to apply the higher standard in cases of differences or conflicts.

Women’s Rights
Women workers will receive equal remuneration, including benefits, equal treatment, equal evaluation of the quality of their work, and equal opportunity to fill all positions as male workers. Pregnancy tests will not be a condition of employment, nor will they be demanded of employees. Workers who take maternity leave will not face dismissal nor threat of dismissal, loss of seniority or deduction of wages, and will be able to return to their former employment at the same rate of pay and benefits. Employees will not be forced or pressured to use contraception. Employees will not be exposed to hazards, including glues and solvents, that may endanger their safety, including their reproductive health. Licensees shall provide appropriate services and accommodations to women workers in connection with pregnancy.

Code is fully implemented
As a condition of doing business with For Bare Feet Inc. all persons shall implement and integrate this Code and accompanying Code Leadership Standards and applicable laws into its business and submit to verification and monitoring. All persons shall post this Code in all major workspaces and train employees on their rights and obligations as defined by this Code and applicable country law.

*All references to local law throughout this Code shall include regulations implemented in
accordance with applicable local law.

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