Perfect Imprints has proudly adopted the PPAI Code of Conduct as of 10/10/2013. Most responsible companies either adopt a code of conduct from one of their industry associations or create their own. We realize that several questions must arise from our clients as a result of this statement. Hopefully this will answer your questions.
What is PPAI? This is the Promotional Products Association International. They are the oldest and largest non-profit industry trade association with history dating all the way back to 1904 when 12 promotional product manufacturers collectively agreed to form this industry trade association to be an advocate for promotional products companies. Today, PPAI has over 10,000 members that include promotional products distributors and manufacturers. Here is their Vision Statement: "The Promotional Products Association International advocates the power and value of promotional products in the marketing and advertising professions to ensure the success of its members and the global industry."
What is the PPAI Code of Conduct? Below you can read the entire code and know that Perfect Imprints completely supports it and follows this with all of our business practices.
PPAI CODE OF PRODUCT RESPONSIBILITY CONDUCT
Our Company believes we must not only meet the expectations of our customers and consumers, we must exceed those expectations. To that end, we have adopted standards for the safety, quality and integrity of our products and processes and we are committed to respecting the rights of individuals and protecting the environment. We are dedicated to complying with all applicable laws and to conduct business in an ethical and responsible manner.
We will comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding safety of products we sell. We will meet applicable recognized voluntary industry standards for our products and processes.
No Abuse Of Labor
We will not use any form of forced labor, including indentured, prison, bonded or slave labor. We will not use physical or verbal harassment or abuse to discipline employees.
No Child Labor
We will not use child labor. We will comply with all minimum age provisions of applicable laws and regulations.
Freedom Of Association
We respect the rights of employees to associate or organize without fear of reprisal or interference. If employees are represented by an organization recognized under law, we respect the right to bargain collectively.
We will not discriminate in hiring and employment practices on the basis of age, nationality, race, religion, social status, ethnic origin, gender or disability.
Hours And Wages
We will comply with all applicable wage, work hours, hiring, benefits, and overtime laws and regulations.
In the absence of law in a particular location relating to product safety, labor, employment, environment or working conditions, the spirit and intent of these policies shall be met.
We will provide a safe, healthy and secure workplace. We will abide by all applicable laws and regulations for safety and health. Proper sanitation, lighting, ventilation and fire safety protection will be provided.
EnvironmentWe abide by all applicable environmental laws and regulations. We will manage our environmental footprint to minimize the adverse impact on the environment. We will manage our energy, water and waste systems for maximum efficiency and minimal adverse impact on the environment.
Subcontractors And Sources
We require all businesses that support our business as subcontractors, manufacturers or sources of goods to comply with all of the same policies stated in our Commitment to Ethical and Responsible Conduct Policy. All subcontractors and suppliers are required to comply with all applicable and national laws. We expect those businesses to develop and implement internal business procedures to ensure compliance with our policy.
While this code of conduct is nothing new for Perfect Imprints, we support PPAI in this movement and we now have this Code of Conduct to abide by in writing.