Purpose of the Code of Conduct
The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to ensure that all suppliers to EcoBaby ApS operates in accordance with internationally recognised minimum standards on human rights, labour and the environment. EcoBaby ApS adheres to the principles of this Code and expects the same of its suppliers. Compliance to the terms of this Code of Conduct is a condition of any agreement or contract between EcoBaby ApS and any supplier. The aim of this Code is not to cease the business relationship between EcoBaby ApS and suppliers, but to help suppliers improve social and environmental standards. EcoBaby ApS is therefore willing to work with our suppliers to achieve compliance with the provisions of this Code. However, we will not conduct business with a supplier if compliance with the terms of this Code is deemed impossible. Nor will we conduct business with a supplier engaged in violations of fundamental human rights. EcoBaby ApS shall periodically review the adequacy and continuing effectiveness of this Code of Conduct.
Scope of Application
The terms of this Code extend to all workers, regardless of their status or relationship with a supplier. This Code of Conduct therefore also applies to workers who are engaged informally, on short-term contracts, or on a part-time basis. It shall be the responsibility of our suppliers to ensure that its sub-suppliers do not violate the standards of this Code of Conduct.
Any questions or disputes regarding the interpretation of the terms of this Code shall be resolved by EcoBaby ApS. This Code is not and should not be interpreted as a means to circumvent or undermine national laws or national labour inspectorates. Similarly, this Code is not and should not be interpreted as a substitute for free trade unions, nor should it be used as a substitute for collective bargaining. This Code of Conduct establishes minimum standards and EcoBaby ApS will not accept any attempt to use the terms as a means to lower existing standards or to prevent or discourage collective bargaining. When implementing this Code, our suppliers shall take all necessary measures to ensure that they do not unintentionally leave workers and other beneficiaries in a worse position than before this Code was introduced.
In addition to meeting the terms of this Code, our suppliers shall comply with all national laws and regulations, as well as other applicable standards (e.g. collective bargaining agreements or other Codes of Conduct). Where there are differences between the terms of this Code and national laws or other applicable standards, our suppliers shall adhere to the higher or more stringent requirements. Conflicts between the provisions of this Code and national laws or other applicable standards shall be evaluated by EcoBaby ApS in cooperation with its supplier and relevant stakeholders in order to establish the most appropriate course of action that will help to foster respect for fundamental human rights, labour standards and the environment. If any conflicts are detected, suppliers must inform EcoBaby ApS immediately.
This Code of Conduct is based on the general principles contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966), the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966), the Eight Fundamental ILO Conventions and other relevant international human rights and labour standards.