Supplier Code of Conduct

Last Update: 3/19/2023

Dear {Partner's Name}

Thank you for being a VEERAH partner! We appreciate working with you not only because you produce superior products and services, but more importantly, you also share our mission to build a sustainable and ethical fashion business. This Supplier Code of Conduct is based on the International Labour Organization’s Labor Standards and the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. We expect our business partners to comply with this code in order to continue business relationships. Let’s join forces to develop a fashion business that prioritizes social responsibility and environmental stewardship. 

Compliance with laws and regulations
Partners must comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries where it operates. 

Health and Safety
Partners will provide employees with a safe, hygienic, and healthy workplace in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, ensuring, at a minimum, reasonable access to potable water and sanitary facilities; fire safety; and adequate lighting and ventilation. All employees must receive the appropriate training for their position and protection to avoid workplace accidents. Partners will also ensure that the same standards of health and safety are applied in any housing that they provide for employees. Partners will provide reasonable arrangements for women in connection with pregnancy, childbirth and nursing. 

Child Labor
Partners will not use child labor. The term “child” refers to a person younger than 16, or if higher, the local minimum age for employment or the age for completing compulsory education. 

Forced Labor
Partners will not use any forced or involuntary labor, whether prison, bonded, indentured or otherwise, or engage in slavery or human trafficking. 

Animal Welfare
Partners will respect and commit to promoting ethical animal welfare practices. Partner will not use materials derived from animals to produce VEERAH products.  

Positive Work Environment
Partners will treat employees with dignity and respect and will not use corporal punishment, threats of violence or other forms of physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse. Sexual or any other kind of harassment is not acceptable.

Partners are encouraged to provide training and education to further advance employees skills and development.

Partners will not discriminate in hiring and employment practices on the basis of race, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, political opinion, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other classification protected by local and national law.  

​​Wages paid for a standard workweek must meet the legal and industry standards and be sufficient to meet the basic needs of workers and their families, and some discretionary income. 

Hours of Work
Partners will not require employees to work more than the regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country where the workers are employed. Except in extraordinary business circumstances, the regular workweek shall not exceed 48 hours or the maximum allowed by the law of the country of manufacture, whichever is less. Employees shall be allowed at least one day off in every seven-day period. All overtime work shall be consensual and free from reprisal if declined. Where local industry standards are higher than applicable legal requirements, we expect partners to meet the higher standards.

Freedom of Association
Partners respect employees’ freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. 

Protection of the Environment
Partners are encouraged to adopt responsible measures to mitigate negative impacts that the workplace has on the environment. Partners will comply with all environmental laws and regulations applicable to their operations worldwide, including, but limited to obtaining and maintaining environmental permits, proper handling and disposition of hazardous materials, treating emissions and discharges generated from operations, reducing water and energy consumption, and implementing renewable energy sources. 

Monitoring and Compliance
Partners will authorize VEERAH and its designated agents (including third parties) to engage in monitoring activities to confirm compliance with this Code of Conduct. Partners are expected to take necessary corrective actions to resolve any noncompliance and strive for continuous improvement. VEERAH reserves the right to terminate business relationships with any partner who is unwilling or unable to comply with this Code of Conduct.


By signing below, you agree to implement this Code of Conduct and applicable laws into your business practices










Stacey Chang, VEERAH Founder & CEO