The Nimble for Good Code of Conduct (“Code”) outlines our standards for fair, safe and healthy working conditions, as well as environmental responsibility throughout our supply chain. Our intent is to provide high-quality, competitively-priced products for our customers, in partnership with like-minded suppliers.
We’re committed to working only with suppliers who seek ongoing improvement across all areas of practices. Our Code requirements are consistent with the core tenets of the International Labor Organization's (ILO) fundamental conventions and internationally accepted good labor practices. We expect all suppliers to uphold these standards, and to develop sustainable management, reporting and tracking systems within their facilities, to ensure compliance.
If a supplier refuses or is unable to make necessary improvements, we will ultimately terminate the relationship.
We encourage suppliers to advance labor, health and safety and environmental conditions in the workplace. We value best possible practices for the respectful and ethical treatment of workers and promote sustainable conditions in which workers earn fair wages in safe and healthy environments.
We aim to achieve constant improvement of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency for our customers, our company and for our suppliers.
As a condition of doing business with Nimble, we expect suppliers to conform to these requirements and expect their sources in the supply chain to do so as well.
- Ethics and Conflicts of Interest Supplier should conduct itself—directly through its employees and officers, and indirectly through third parties—in the honest and fair performance of this Agreement using the highest ethical standards, and treat its employees, agents, contractors and customers with dignity.
- Compliance Suppliers are expected to comply with:
- All relevant and applicable laws and regulations of the country in which workers are employed, and,
- The Nimble for Good Code of Conduct
Nimble will continue working with suppliers to identify additional areas where improved working conditions, environmental impact and social benefits to the community can be achieved.
- Anti-discrimination Supplier will not discriminate in hiring and employment practices on basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political affiliation, or social or ethnic origin.
- Conflict Materials Suppliers must ensure materials used in components and products are conflict-free.
- Respectful and Humane Treatment Suppliers will prohibit the abuse and harassment of employees, as well as the threat of either.
- Freely Chosen Employment Suppliers should not engage in forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or otherwise. Suppliers must comply with laws and regulations prohibiting human trafficking. Suppliers will ensure that terms of employment for migrant workers are voluntary.
- Child Labor Supplier must ensure child labor is not used in the performance of any work, whether or not related to Nimble business. Hiring practices must conform with International Labor Organization (ILO) Conventions for minimum age (Convention 138) and child labor (Convention 182).
- Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining Suppliers must allow workers to freely choose which organizations to join and which to refrain from, and the right to collective bargaining.
- Working Hours Suppliers must manage a regular working week where workers do not exceed 48 hours or the maximum allowed by the law of the country of manufacture, whichever is less. All overtime work must be consensual. The sum of total hours should not exceed 60 hours per week or in excess of six consecutive days without a full rest day. (ILO Convention 1).
- Wages and Benefits Suppliers must be committed to improving the workers’ living standards through sufficient wages, benefits and other services. Suppliers shall pay wages which equal or exceed minimum wage, comply with all legal requirements on wages, and provide any benefits required by law and/or contract. Suppliers will not permit wage deductions as a disciplinary measure.
- Overtime Wages Suppliers must compensate workers for overtime wages at the legally required rate in the country of manufacture. In countries where such laws do not exist, the overtime rate must exceed the regular hourly compensation rate.
- Safe, Healthy and Respectful Working Conditions Suppliers must provide a safe, healthy and respectful work environment. If housing or eating facilities are provided, Supplier must operate and maintain in a safe, sanitary and dignified manner.
- Environmental Responsibility Suppliers must be committed to environmental responsibility, and provide Nimble with an overview of environmental practices, certifications and information about the specific materials used in manufacturing their products.
- Product Safety and Regulatory Compliance If applicable, Supplier will ensure all products and services provided comply with all applicable regulations and laws, including all applicable product safety, environmental, and recycling regulations and laws.
- Code Communication Suppliers are strongly encouraged to:
- Share the Nimble for Good Code of Conduct with all employees in the local language spoken by all employees, supervisors and managers.
- Conduct annual training efforts to educate current and new employees about the Nimble code standards.
- Reporting and Transparency Suppliers must map and continuously monitor all locations in all levels of their supply chain. Upon request, suppliers must provide transparency information about the owned and/or subcontracted factories and other sites that are involved in the production of Nimble products. Suppliers must offer their workers, customers, and sources in the supply chain, the ability to report—confidentially—potential violations of this code.
- Quality Suppliers must have a documented quality system and quality improvement plan. This includes “in process” and finished goods audits and procedures that meet Nimble quality standards.
- Contact Us If you have knowledge of any of our suppliers violating any items listed and described within our Code of Conduct, please let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. All information received is confidential and your identity protected.