Ownley for Humanity

COMMUNITY

As a family-run business, Ownley knows the importance of taking care of those closest to you — how we work with and treat our partners, our stakeholders and our employees matters. We recognise and respect all legal and cultural environments and ensure our business works in accordance with internationally accepted standards of social responsibility.  

Ownley is committed to consistently striving to improve social responsibility through these key areas:

  • Supplier Code of Conduct
  • Employee Commitment

SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT

Ownley strives to be a fair and reliable business partner, we expect all our external partners and suppliers to also adhere to these standards. As a reputable and trusted business committed to offering its customers high quality products, Ownley recognises its obligation to ensure that suppliers are operating ethically.

Ownley works with a few handpicked expert factories in Shang- hai, Guangzhou China and Hong Kong. Each factory is employed for its’ own specialty, and has been vetted for fair working conditions, and wages. The designers have visited all factories personally and only work with facilities that they has personally vetted and inspected. We expect our suppliers to consistently provide an environment which protects their employees’ health and safety and basic human rights.

All suppliers are expected to comply with their national employment laws and regulations regarding:

  • Minimum age of employment
  • Freely chosen employment
  • Health and safety
  • Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining - No discrimination No harsh or inhumane treatment
  • Working hours
  • Rates of pay

Our Code of Conduct is based on the framework outlined by the International Labour Organisation and the UN Human Rights Council.

EMPLOYEE COMMITMENT

Ownley will never knowingly source stock from countries which are in breach of our supplier code of conduct. We also look to our suppliers to instil these principles when dealing with their own supplier base.

Because of the sometimes complex nature of our vendors supply chain, it is not always possible to monitor and control the conditions of each individual involved in the production of our products. However, as our company continues to grow it recognises the importance of being proactive and doing everything within our power to support the rights of those involved in the manufacture of its goods.

Ownley has in place an Equal Employment Policy to protect our employees and applicants for employment from discrimination and harassment. This policy states that we will provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applications for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type regarding race, colour, religion, age, sex, national original, disability status, genetics, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression and any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, leaves of absence and training.