Klaussner Home Furnishings         

Klaussner Home Furnishings, Comfort Design Furniture, & Enso Sleep Systems
Supplier Code of Conduct

Forced or Involuntary Labor
Klaussner Home Furnishing's suppliers will not use forced or involuntary labor of any type.

Child LaborKlaussner Home Furnishing's suppliers will not use child labor. The term "child" refers to any person employed under the age of 15 (or 14 where the law of the country permits), or under the age for completing compulsory education, or under the minimum age for employment in the country, whichever is greatest. We support the use of legitimate workplace apprenticeship programs which comply with all laws and regulations applicable to such apprenticeship programs.


Wages & BenefitsKlaussner Home Furnishing's suppliers will, at a minimum, comply with all applicable wage and hour laws and regulations, including those relating to minimum wages, overtime hours, piece rates and other elements of compensation; and provide legally mandated benefits.


Working HoursKlaussner Home Furnishing's suppliers will not exceed prevailing local work hours and will appropriately compensate overtime. Workers shall not be required to work more than 60 hours per week, including overtime, except in extraordinary business circumstances and with their consent. In countries where the maximum work week is less, that standard shall apply. Employees should be allowed at least one day off per seven-day week.


NondiscriminationKlaussner Home Furnishing's suppliers will not discriminate in hiring and employment practices on grounds of race, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation or disability.


Respect and DignityKlaussner Home Furnishing's suppliers will treat all employees with respect and will not use corporal punishment, threats of violence or other forms of physical coercion or harassment.


Freedom of AssociationKlaussner Home Furnishing's suppliers shall respect the legal rights of employees to join or to refrain from joining worker organizations, including trade unions. Suppliers have the right to establish favorable employment conditions and to maintain effective employee communication programs as a means of promoting positive employee relations that make employees view third-party representation as unnecessary.


Health and SafetyKlaussner Home Furnishing's suppliers will provide their employees with a safe and healthy workplace in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Consistent with these obligations, Klaussner Home Furnishing's suppliers must have and implement effective programs that encompass life safety, incident investigation, chemical safety, ergonomics etc., and provide the same standard of health and safety in any housing that is provided for employees. Suppliers should strive to implement management systems to meet these requirements.


Protection of the EnvironmentKlaussner Home Furnishing's suppliers will operate in a manner that is protective of the environment. As a minimum, suppliers must comply with all applicable environmental laws, regulations and standards, such as requirements regarding chemical and waste management and disposal, recycling, industrial wastewater treatment and discharge, air emissions controls, environmental permits and environmental reporting. Suppliers must also comply with any additional environmental requirements specific to the products or services being provided to Klaussner Home Furnishing's as called for in design and product specifications and contract documents. Suppliers should strive to implement management systems to meet these requirements.


Laws, Including Regulations and other Legal RequirementsKlaussner Home Furnishing's suppliers will comply with all applicable laws and regulations in all locations where they conduct business.


Ethical DealingsKlaussner Home Furnishing's expects its suppliers to conduct business in accordance with the highest ethical standards. Suppliers must strictly comply with all laws and regulations on bribery, corruption and prohibited business practices. Violations of this paragraph will be immediate grounds for Klaussner to terminate any supplier relationship.


Monitoring/Record KeepingSuppliers must maintain documentation necessary to demonstrate compliance with Klaussner Home Furnishing's Supplier Code of Conduct and must provide Klaussner Home Furnishing's with access to that documentation upon request.


1/9/2013