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Workplace and Environmental Responsibility

Vivir World® is committed to not only providing the highest quality products and services, but also providing a workplace code of conduct that not only achieves decent and humane working conditions, but also ensures responsibility for the environment.  Our intent is to comply with all relevant and applicable laws and regulations of the United States, and any other country we may in the future employ.  Policy and procedures have been, and will continue to be, in place to help ensure positive working conditions and the humane treatment of our team members. We are dedicated to social and environmental responsibility in the following ways:

 

Employment Relationship

We have policies and procedures in place to help promote a positive employment relationship with team members to safeguard their rights under national and international labor and social security laws and regulations. We believe in and will respect the fundamental human rights and the dignity of the individual, according to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

 

Discrimination & Harassment

We are committed to maintaining a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment, where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.  To fulfill this commitment, we prohibit discrimination and harassment of employees or applicants based on a person’s age, disability, gender, national origin, ethnicity, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, union membership, political affiliation, marital status, physical appearance, or other applicable prohibited basis in the workplace, such as individuals who are "Fit for Work" are accorded equal opportunities and are not discriminated against on the basis of factors unrelated to their ability to perform their job.

 

Forced Labor & Child Labor

Vivir World® is an “Employment-At-Will” company.  Employees have the right to leave the company at any time, with or without notice. Our company also follows federal and state labor laws regarding employment of minors, and object to the employment of anyone under the age of 14 under any circumstances. Additionally, we will not use any forced, bonded, indentured or prison labor, nor restrict the freedom of movement of Employees and dependents.

 

Freedom of Association & Collective Bargaining

We strive to provide a comfortable, safe, productive, legal, and ethical work environment. We encourage employees to discuss any problems, concerns, or grievances they have in the workplace with their supervisor or upper management.  Although our company does not currently have a collective bargaining unit in place, we recognize and respect each team member’s right to speak about working conditions and to form a collective bargaining unit.  We do not wish to impede a team members rights to form a collective bargaining unit.

 

Hours of Work

We are proud to provide a flexible work schedule to help team members balance their work/life individual needs.  We follow, at minimum, and above and beyond, federal and state Department of Labor laws, and comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act to ensure employees are paid fairly and equitably.

 

Compensation

We pay team members at or above state and federal minimum wage, and comply with all the legal requirements with respect to wages and benefits.  Our intent is to provide affordable and employee beneficial fringe benefits such as health, dental and vision insurance, short and long term disability, and life insurance.

Health & Safety

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment to prevent workplace accidents and injuries.  We will not use corporal punishment under any circumstances and will prohibit the use of degrading treatment, harassment, abuse, coercion or intimidation in any form. Each team member is responsible and encouraged, through our safety suggestion reward program, to identify potential hazards that may cause any type of accident or injury.

 

Business Ethics

We prohibit bribery in all business practices and transactions that are carried out by our employees, business partners and suppliers. We will not offer, accept or tolerate any payments, gifts in kind, hospitality, expenses or promises, as they may compromise the principles of fair competition or appear to be an attempt to steer business to, or from, a specific individual or organization.

 

Environmental Impact

In addition to employee safety, we are committed to the protection of the environment. This includes supporting initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility as well as complying with applicable laws and regulations concerning the environment.  In keeping with these commitments, we will:

  • operate our business in a way that is environmentally conscious and responsible
  • take measures to reduce our environmental footprint by eliminating and minimizing negative impacts to the environment
  • manage our use of resources and energy as efficiently as possible
  • adopt practices that promote Biodiversity and reduce adverse effects on Biodiversity
  • support the development of communities where we operate, contributing to their social and economic welfare

The jewelry industry uses metals and other minerals for a wide variety of purposes, and it is, therefore, in our company’s best interest to ensure that our jewelry, that is produced using those metals, is produced in environmentally and socially responsible ways.