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Social Responsibility

Statement of Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

Panda Apparel LLC, the owner/operator of this site has a tradition of conducting its business in an ethical manner that reflects respect for the public franchise under which we operate.  As an international business, Panda Apparel is concerned with the worldwide state of human rights and environmental degradation.

Panda Apparel will strive to choose vendors that disclose information regarding the facilities used in their production.  We strongly encourage all business partners to be socially compliant with all applicable international and local laws.

Any violation from these standards will be met with strong objection.  Panda Apparel will take into account any such actions on the part of vendors and factories when evaluating our business relations as our pledge to uphold these standards.

Safe and Healthy Workplace
Panda Apparel will choose vendors who provide their employees with a safe and healthy workplace in compliance with local laws.

Child Labor
Panda Apparel will choose vendors who take a strong stance against the use of child labor.  Vendors are expected to comply with local and international laws in defining the term "Child".  Panda Apparel will not knowingly partner with vendors that use the labor of persons under the age of 14 regardless of the law of the country.

Forced or Compulsory Labor
Panda Apparel will not knowingly work with vendors that use forced or other compulsory labor in the manufacture of products intended for our customers.

Disciplinary Practices
Panda Apparel will not knowingly use vendors who use corporal punishment or other forms of mental or physical coercion.

Discriminatory Practices
Panda Apparel recognizes and respects cultural differences found in the worldwide marketplace.  However, Panda Apparel believes that workers should be employed on the basis of their ability to carry out duties of a particular job, rather than on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs.  Panda Apparel will choose vendors who share this belief.

Working Hours and Overtime
Panda Apparel will choose vendors who do not require more than 50-hour work weeks on a regularly scheduled basis, except for appropriate compensated overtime in compliance with local laws.

Fair Wages
Panda Apparel will choose vendors who share our commitment to the betterment of wage and benefit levels that address the basic needs of workers and their families so far as possible in light of national practices and conditions.

Environmental Impact
Panda Apparel will not knowingly work with vendors that use chemicals harmful to the environment or their workers without sound controls on pollutant emissions.

U.S. Compliance
All products sold will conform to applicable safety and quality standards for distribution within the United States, including the guidelines of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).