Code of Conduct
Limited Stores, LLC Code of Conduct
Compliance with law: Full compliance with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to the manufacture and sourcing of the goods, the facilities where they are made, the incorporation of materials into product and accommodations made available to workers.
Familiarization and display of the Code of Conduct: Vendors shall familiarize workers with the Limited Stores, LLC ("The Limited") Code of Conduct and display this Code of Conduct, translated in the local language. It will be displayed at all their facilities in a place visible and accessible to all workers.
Minimum wages and benefits: Payment to workers of the minimum wage prescribed by local law or the prevailing local industry wage, whichever is higher; provision to workers of benefits that conform to the better of applicable local law or prevailing local industry standards; and payment to workers of overtime compensation in compliance with all applicable laws.
Maximum working hours: Overtime shall be limited to a level consistent with humane and productive working conditions. Workers shall not be required, on a regularly scheduled basis, to work in excess of sixty hours (or lower if prescribed by local laws or local industry standards) per week; and, generally, workers shall be provided with at least one day off in seven.
No prison or forced labor: Prison, indentured, bonded or involuntary labor shall not be used.
No child labor: All workers shall be at least the local minimum legal working age or international labor organization standard, whichever is higher.
Health and safety: The work environment shall be safe and healthy.
Nondiscrimination: Workers shall be selected only on the basis of their ability to do the job, and not on the basis of other personal characteristics or beliefs.
No corporal punishment: Neither corporal punishment nor any other form of physical or psychological coercion shall be used against workers.
No corruption or bribery: Compliance with applicable laws, and agreement not to tolerate, permit or engage in bribery, corruption or unethical practices.
Freedom of association: The lawful exercise of workers’ rights of free association shall be respected and not restricted or interfered in, and workers lawfully exercising those rights shall not be threatened or penalized.
Environment: Environmental laws and regulations shall be complied with.
Community involvement: Projects undertaken in partnership with community groups, or local or international non-governmental organizations, particularly those which address educational opportunities for younger people employed in production facilities, shall be encouraged and supported.
Access: For purposes of monitoring compliance with our policies, The Limited, its subcontractors and agents shall be given unrestricted access to all production facilities and dormitories and to all relevant records, whether or not notice is provided in advance.
Subcontracting: The Limited requires that all suppliers and subcontractors fully comply with our Code of Conduct. The Limited does not allow unauthorized subcontracting. A formal request must be submitted to The Limited for approval should a supplier require subcontracting.