Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
Under Armour was founded on the following core values: Innovation, Inspiration, Reliability and Integrity. Consistent with these values, we seek to do business with suppliers and their subcontractors that adhere to these practices, follow established work place practices and comply with our Code of Conduct (the "Code").
Under Armour suppliers' and their subcontractors' must deal with their employees in a legal, ethical and equitable manner. Under Armour seeks to do business with suppliers' and subcontractors' that comply with the laws of the United States, the countries in which Under Armour products are produced, distributed, bought and sold, and the Code. Any violation of these laws or the Code may be viewed as a breach of the Manufacturing Agreement and could lead to the termination of the business relationship between Under Amour and the supplier.
Under Armour will not purchase products or components thereof from suppliers that use forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor or bonded labor, or otherwise, or permit their suppliers to do so.
Under Armour will not purchase products or components thereof manufactured by persons younger than 15 years of age, or younger than the age of completing compulsory education in the country of manufacture where such age is higher than 15.
Harassment or Abuse:
Under Armour suppliers and their subcontractors must treat their employees with respect and dignity. No employee shall be subject to physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
Under Armour suppliers and subcontractors shall not subject any person to discrimination in employment, including hiring, salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, or social or ethnic origin.
Health and Safety:
Under Armour suppliers and their subcontractors must provide their employees with a safe and healthy working environment to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with, or occurring in the course of work or as a result of the operation of employer facilities. Employers must fully comply with all applicable workplace conditions, safety and environmental laws and regulations. Where residential housing is provided to their employees, suppliers and their subcontractors must ensure that such housing is safe and healthy.
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining:
Under Armour suppliers and their subcontractors shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Wages and Benefits:
Under Armour suppliers and their subcontractors recognize that wages are essential to meeting employees' basic needs. Under Armour suppliers and subcontractors shall pay employees, as a floor, at least the minimum wage required by local law or the prevailing industry wage, whichever is higher, regardless of whether they pay by the piece or by the hour, and shall provide legally mandated benefits.
Hours of Work:
Except in extraordinary business circumstances, Under Armour suppliers and their subcontractors (i) shall not require their employees to work more than the lesser or (a) 48 hours per week and 12 hours of overtime or (b) the limits on regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country of manufacture or, where the laws of such country do not limit the hours of work, the regular work week in such country plus 12 hours overtime and (ii) be entitled to one day off in every seven day period. Under Armour suppliers and subcontractors must inform their workers at the time of their hiring if mandatory overtime is a condition of their employment. Under Armour suppliers and subcontractors shall not compel their workers to work excessive overtime hours.
In addition to their compensation for regular hours of work, Under Armour suppliers' and their subcontractors' employees shall be compensated for overtime hours at such premium rate as is legally required in the country of manufacture, or in countries where such laws do not exist, at a rate at least equal to their regular hourly compensation rate.
Under Armour suppliers and their subcontractors will comply with all environmental rules, regulations and standards applicable to their operations.
Legal and Ethical Business Practices:
Under Armour suppliers and their subcontractors must fully comply with all applicable local, state, federal, national and international, laws, rules and regulations including, but not limited to, those relating to child labor, wages, hours, labor, health and safety, and immigration. Under Armour suppliers and their subcontractors must be ethical in their business practices.
Any company that determines to adopt the Workplace Code of Conduct shall, in addition to complying with all applicable laws of the country of manufacture, comply with and support the Workplace Code of Conduct in accordance with the attached Principles of Monitoring and shall apply the higher standard in cases of differences or conflicts. Any Company that determines to adopt the Workplace Code of Conduct also Shall require its licensees and contractors and, in the case of a retailer, its suppliers to comply with applicable local laws and with this Code in accordance with the attached Principles of Monitoring and to apply the higher standard in cases of differences or conflicts.