Code of Conduct
Steve's - Supplier Code of Conduct
Steve's is committed to ensuring excellence not only in its products, but also in the ethical and sustainable practices of its supply chain. This code of conduct defines the minimum standards we expect from all of our suppliers. At Steve's, we firmly believe that collaboration and partnership with our suppliers is a mutually beneficial and inclusive way to promote responsible sourcing practices throughout our supply chain. We value the personal relationship with each supplier and consciously choose to work exclusively with small and medium-sized Italian companies. This approach allows us not only to support our local economy but also to achieve zero-mile production, with a significant reduction in environmental impact, in line with the ethos of sustainability and excellence that characterizes our brand.
Suppliers must operate in full compliance with the laws, regulations and standards of the countries in which they operate.
Forced Labor and Child Labor
No use of forced labor or exploitation of child workers will be tolerated. Aware of the importance of exceeding local standards in the area of child labor protection and working hours, we are committed to adopting stricter criteria in accordance with the highest international standards. Therefore, we specify that the minimum age for workers within our supply chain must be 15 years old (or 14 years old if within a work experience program) and that maximum working hours, including overtime, must not exceed 60 hours per week. This commitment applies equally in all countries where our suppliers operate, regardless of less stringent local laws
Safe and Healthy Work Environment
Suppliers must provide a safe and healthy work environment to prevent accidents and injuries. Environmental Practices Suppliers must conduct their operations in an environmentally responsible manner and strive to reduce their environmental impact.
Suppliers shall conduct their operations with the utmost integrity, avoiding any form of bribery, extortion or embezzlement.
Respect for Human Rights
Suppliers must support and respect the protection of internationally recognized human rights and ensure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Suppliers shall not discriminate against employees based on race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, religion, political status, union or social status.
Working Hours and Remuneration
Suppliers must comply with the maximum working hours established by local law and ensure that pay meets at least the legal minimum wage or standard market wage for the work performed.
Freedom of Association
Suppliers must respect the right of workers to form or join unions and bargain collectively.
Suppliers must be transparent in their operations and allow Steve's or its representatives to conduct audits and inspections.