An important milestone in terms of social and supply chain compliance is our first Code of Conduct. The O'NEAL Code of Conduct defines social as well as environmental standards for all business processes along the value chain and serves as a guide for current and future activities.
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Excerpts can be found below.
Prohibition of forced and child labor
No person younger than 15 years of age or younger than the age for completion of compulsory education, whichever is greater, shall be employed. Young workers may not perform work that, by its nature or the circumstances under which it is performed, endangers their health, safety or morals. A zero-tolerance rule applies to violations of these rules, with sanctions.
Prohibition of discrimination and promotion of equal opportunities
All suppliers are required to provide equal opportunity and equal treatment with respect to employment and occupation, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, medical condition, political opinion, national or social origin and other grounds.
Fair working hours
No employee may work more than the hours and overtime permitted by the law of the country in which he or she is employed. The regular workweek shall not exceed 48 hours or the maximum workweek permitted by the law of the country of manufacture. All overtime must be mutually agreed upon and regular overtime is not permitted.
Supply chain transparency
Standards imposing various obligations regarding social and environmental aspects of the textile chain must be legally complied with. O'NEAL Europe requires open and transparent communication between suppliers and the brand to gain insight into the entire supply chain. Subcontracting without prior consultation with O'NEAL Europe is therefore strictly prohibited.
Responsible use of resources
Suppliers must comply with all written environmental policies and standards and follow all applicable environmental laws. Factories must continuously monitor and disclose to O'NEAL their consumption of energy and natural resources, their emissions and their disposal.
While we were working on our Code of Conduct, we conducted our first materiality assessment with the help of the BSI. We examined social, environmental and economic aspects based on our entire textile value chain. Using the "Planet, People, Profit" approach, which is based on the three equally important dimensions of sustainability, we analyzed our areas for action and measured their respective impacts. The darker the highlighted area, the more urgent the issues from the perspective of stakeholders and the impact on O'NEAL.
To illustrate the transparency of our supply chain, here is a chart of the countries of our production sites.
Below you can find pictures from one of our helmet suppliers in Dongguan, China.