Yupoong, Inc. (" Yupoong ")
and its subsidiaries (" Factories ")
recognize the dignity of each employee and respect their
rights including the right to free association and collective
bargaining. Yupoong consistently works to create better
workplace and working conditions for our employees. Based
on this general policy, Yupoong developed labor standards
which comply with all applicable laws, behavioral codes
of our clients and international standards for implementation
of the Factories. The core standards are set forth below:
All employees of the Factories are free to terminate their
employment at anytime.
The Factories do not use forced labor, whether in the
form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or
Age restriction The Factories do not employ anyone
younger than the minimum age provided by local laws. All
employees must provide the Factories with proof of age
documentation, a copy of which will be retained by the
Factories. Any children under this minimum age will not
be allowed in the factory work areas, unless as part of
a guided tour or other special event.
Nondiscrimination Policy The Factories do not discriminate
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, union membership, or social
or ethnic origin. All applicants and employees will be
treated fairly and equally without regard to any of these
Employment decisions will be made solely on the basis
of education, training, demonstrated skills or abilities,
job performance, and compliance with the Factories' code
of conduct. All employment decisions will be subject to
this provision including: hiring, job assignment, wages,
bonuses, allowances, and other forms of compensation,
promotion, discipline, assignment of work, termination
of employment, and any other term or condition of employment.
Every employee shall be treated with respect and dignity.
No employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual,
psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
Sexual harassment is strictly prohibited. The Factories
will ensure that all its security practices are gender-appropriate
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE
Employees have the right to self-organization, to form,
join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively
through representatives of their own choosing, and to
engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of
collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection.
Likewise, employees have the right to refrain from any
and all activities as they desire.
The Factories recognize and respect the right of employees
to associate freely and to bargain collectively. The Factories
will not interfere, to the detriment of employees' organizations,
with government registration requirements regarding the
formation of employees' organizations. Nor will it discriminate
against or dismiss, discipline, or otherwise coerce or
threaten employees seeking to form, join or participate
in employees' organizations. Likewise, the Factories will
not refuse work to an otherwise qualified individual because
of his or her union membership. In addition, the Factories
will not retaliate against employees who have formed or
are attempting to form a union.
WAGES, HOURS OF WORK AND BENEFITS
Wages The Factories pledge to pay all employees
at least the minimum wage required by local law and to
provide legally mandated benefits.
Hours of Work The Factories comply with legally
mandated work hours.
Benefits The Factories will pay all benefits required
by local laws.
HYGIENE AND INDUSTRIAL SAFETY
The Factories shall provide 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 the operation of Factories facilities.
The Factories will comply with all applicable health and
safety laws and regulations and possess all legally required