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Corporate Social Responsibility
  SIC recognizes the need to maintain a strong partnership with each of its suppliers around the world. We work with our suppliers to cultivate safe working conditions, promote respect and dignity for workers and promote responsible environmental practices. Our suppliers are required to comply with applicable laws and regulations of the country in which they conduct business. SIC Suppliers Corporate Responsibilities guidelines detail principles and practices that we expect our Suppliers to uphold. Our guidelines are summarized as follows: Child Labor
SIC suppliers must not employ workers under the age of 15 (or 14 where the law of the country permits) or under the age for completing compulsory education, or under the minimum age for employment in the country, whichever is greater.
Forced Labor
SIC suppliers will not use forced or involuntary labor of any kind (e.g. forced, bonded, indentured or involuntary prison labor). Employment must at all times be voluntary. Working Hours
SIC suppliers will not exceed prevailing local work hours and will appropriately compensate overtime. Workers shall not be required to work more than 60 hours per week, including overtime, except in extraordinary business circumstances with their consent. In countries where the maximum work week is less, that standard shall apply. Employees should be allowed at least one day off per seven-day week.
Wages and Benefits
SIC suppliers will comply with all applicable wage and hour laws and regulations, including those relating to minimum wages; overtime hours, piece rates and other elements of compensation, and provide legally mandated benefits.
Respect and Dignity
SIC prohibits suppliers from engaging in harassing or physically abusive discipline, acting in a threatening way towards employees, or submitting employees to demeaning conditions. Health and Safety
SIC suppliers will provide their employees with a safe and healthy workplace in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Consistent with these obligations, suppliers must have and implement effective programs that encompass life safety, incident investigation, chemical safety, ergonomics, etc. and provide the same standard of health and safety in any housing that is provided for employees. Suppliers should strive to implement management systems to meet these requirements. Protecting the Environment
SIC suppliers are expected to conduct their operations in ways that are environmentally responsible and in compliance with all applicable environmental laws, regulations, and standards. Suppliers must also comply with any additional environmental requirements called for in MWG’s product specifications and contract documents. Monitoring and Record Keeping
SIC monitors supplier compliance with its Supplier Conduct Guidelines. Measures to monitor compliance may include prescreening suppliers, or announced and unannounced on-site inspections of supplier locations by MWG employees or third-party representatives. Suppliers must maintain documentation necessary to demonstrate compliance with MWG’s Supplier Conduct Principles and must provide MWG with access to that documentation upon request. Suppliers must furnish MWG employees and third-party representatives reasonable access to production facilities, employment records and employees for confidential interviews in connection with monitoring visits.