Silverleafe is committed to conducting its operations in accordance with the highest standards of business ethics, respect for human rights and its resolution to improving and protecting the lives of individuals in its local, regional and national communities.
Silverleafe’s standards as set forth in its Code of Conduct apply to all facilities that produce goods for Silverleafe or any of its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, contractors or agents. These standards are based on internationally accepted labor standards and guidance outlined by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
1. NO CHILD LABOR
Silverleafe prohibits any form of child labor on its farm and defines anyone under the age of 18 as a child. This age requirement surpasses local child labor laws and the majority of major textile manufacturer child labor policies. Silverleafe aligns with ILO Core Conventions on Child Labor.
2. NO FORCED LABOR
Silverleafe prohibits any form of forced labor, including but not limited to prison, indentured, bonded, involuntary, slave or human trafficking, on its farm. Silverleafe aligns with ILO Core Conventions on forced labor.
3. WAGES AND BENEFITS
Silverleafe has a compensation policy aimed at providing excellent conditions and wages for its employees. Silverleafe believes in paying its employees more than a minimum wage and our wages and benefits exceed legally mandated standards and prevailing industry wages. Silverleafe aligns with ILO Core Conventions on equal remuneration.
4. WORKING HOURS
Silverleafe does not require its employees to work in excess of the regular hours allowed by local, regional or national law. Overtime work is consensual. Silverleafe’s working hours policy is aimed at providing sustainably healthy conditions for its employees.
5. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
Silverleafe provides its employees with a clean, safe and healthy work environment to prevent accidents or injury caused by or occurring during work. Silverleafe facilities comply with or exceed all applicable local, regional and national laws and standards concerning workers’ health and safety. Silverleafe’s occupational health and safety policy is aimed at providing healthy and safe working conditions for its employees.
6. FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND THE RIGHT TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
Silverleafe recognizes workers are free to join associations of their choosing, and ensures that no interference, harassment or intimidation will occur as a result of their decisions. Silverleafe aligns with ILO Core Conventions on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining.
7. NO DISCRIMINATION
Silverleafe prohibits any form of discrimination on its farm. These forms of discrimination include but are not limited to discrimination based on race, color, gender, nationality, religion, age, maternity, marital status, indigenous status, ethnicity, social origin, disability, sexual orientation, membership in workers’ unions/orgs or political affiliation. Silverleafe aligns with ILO Core Conventions on the prohibition of discrimination.
8. NO HARASSMENT OR ABUSE
Silverleafe prohibits any form of harassment or abuse on its farm. Silverleafe is committed to treating its employees with respect and dignity, and ensuring that no employee is subject to physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
9. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Silverleafe is committed to improving and protecting the lives of individuals in its local, regional and national communities.